RSA: Management and encryption products unveiled

RSA Security said its latest identity and access management system - codenamed Nexus - will deliver common administration of all...

RSA Security said its latest identity and access management system - codenamed Nexus - will deliver common administration of all its security products.

The company, which is hosting its annual RSA Conference in San Francisco, also rolled out Nightingale, a technology that encrypts sensitive data and distributes it across two locations for enhanced security.

Nexus will offer users a set of common services for all of RSA's security products, according to Art Coviello, the company's president and CEO.

The common interface for managing user and access policies validates the authenticity of digital certificates and enforces consistent business and security policies.

RSA's Nightingale technology, meanwhile, is aimed at better protecting sensitive data using a new form of cryptography called "secret splitting".

Nightingale is based on RSA's BSafe encryption software and is designed so that two servers work together in encrypting and authenticating data. It is only when the data from the two servers is combined that it can be retrieved in its original form. Such splitting ensures better protection against hacker or insider attacks, according to RSA.

The technology will be available in the form of a software development kit later this quarter. It will also be integrated into future releases of the RSA's access and identity management software.

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