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Richtek Technology Teams with RSA to Safeguard Intellectual Property and Increase Customer Confidence


RSA SecurID® Appliance selected due to excellent reputation of EMC’s security division, innovative technology and ability to protect against external and insider threats
BEDFORD, MA.- RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), today announced that Richtek Technology, a leading integrated circuit design company based in Taiwan, has selected the RSA SecurID® Appliance to provide two-factor authentication for secure access to its valuable networked assets increasing customer confidence and positioning the company more competitively in the marketplace.

Richtek designs and tests integrated circuits (IC) and software and in 1998 began an evaluation process to select a stronger form of security to protect both its valuable intellectual property generated through R&D and its customers’ information. Employees at the company who have access to sensitive corporate information required a much more secure method of authentication than the sole use of usernames and static passwords.

“The lifeblood of our company is the information created through the hard work of our designers and access to this unique data must remain protected during its entire lifecycle. After reviewing several two-factor authentication products, we selected the RSA SecurID Appliance because of its innovative technology – as well as the company’s excellent reputation and overall stability – all of which were very important criteria in our decision-making process,” said Yungpei Philip Tsai, Director of Knowledge and Information System Management Division at Richtek. “As part of our comprehensive security strategy, our alignment with RSA enhances our reputation through the gain of additional trust from our partners and customers. This resulting increase in confidence from those with whom we conduct business helps our company become even more effective against our competitors.”

“The loss of financial assets or personally identifiable information due to a data breach, online attack or the act of a malicious insider is extremely serious, but it is also the loss of an organization’s intellectual property that can create some of the most devastating effects. For companies involved in research and design, such as those within the manufacturing and technology industries, their intellectual property can be the precise target of an attack. Protecting these secrets from all points of entry is critical because those who conduct these attacks can either be outsiders or those working on the inside,” said Judith Chiu, Country Manager of RSA in Taiwan. “An information infrastructure protected by RSA SecurID technology can provide a company with the necessary confidence that its most precious assets are protected from multiple threat vectors and allow its teams to focus on other areas of the business.”
RSA SecurID Appliance

The RSA SecurID Appliance is an integrated, rack-mountable hardware appliance that provides organizations of all sizes with a convenient and streamlined version of the RSA SecurID system. The simple-to-manage RSA SecurID Appliance can be deployed in 30 minutes or less and is interoperable with more than 300 products from over 200 certified RSA Secured® technology partners. Two models (RSA SecurID Appliance 130 and RSA SecurID Appliance 250) provide flexible configuration and scalability options for organizations that range from ten-to-millions of users, including large enterprises that require high availability features. The cost-effective RSA SecurID Appliance also provides flexible authentication options for users including hardware, software, or on-demand authenticators.

RSA SecurID® is the market-leading two-factor authentication system used by more 40 million people across more than 30,000 organizations worldwide and is engineered to assure user identities and protect against unauthorized access to applications and resources across numerous physical locations. RSA SecurID technology is comprised of both a broad range of hardware and software authenticators that provide end users with a one time password that is designed to change every 60 seconds, as well as its software engine – RSA® Authentication Manager – which scales to support millions of users and provides the benefit of technical certification with more than 300 products. RSA SecurID authenticators include: hardware tokens, USB-based hybrid authenticator with smart chip; On-Demand token for user access through SMS and e-mail and a business continuity option to provide a temporary, expanded license to support a rapidly expanded remote workforce; software tokens integrated with several third party smart phone platforms and devices including all BlackBerry® handhelds, USB flash devices, biometric devices, and trusted computing platforms; and standalone software tokens that include a Microsoft® Windows® desktop token and an Internet toolbar.


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