Global leader: Art Coviello, president, RSA and executive VP, EMC
Local leader: Mark Pullen, country manager, Australia/New Zealand
Core activity: Identity assurance, access control, data-loss prevention
Global revenue: US$14.9 billion (FY08 ended December 31)
Key customers: ASB, PSIS, Japan Post Bank, Bank of New Zealand, Suncorp,
Adelaide Bank, BankWest, Woodside, Infoplex
Although acquired by EMC three years ago, RSA remains one of the major names in computer and networking security. At its conference this year, it unveiled the RSA Share Project, which is its take on cloud-based security services.
The concept entailed the free releases of encryption tool kits. It also revealed plans to embed data-loss prevention (DLP) and encryption technologies into VMware’s vSphere 4 virtualisation software. RSA’s technology would be used to monitor or block unauthorised transfers of content held in vSphere.
RSA Security also showed off its research on security for cloud-based services, with a proof-of-concept of integrating EMC cloud storage with its DLP Suite. Organisations can use this to deploy cloud storage for data that
is sensitive or governed by regulations. A private cloud can be deployed, which enforces a policy that requires all sensitive data to remain in the internal cloud, while the remaining data can reside in the external cloud.
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