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Alcatel-Lucent Join RSA Secured Partner Program

Certification validates technical interoperability between t Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian (NLG) and RSA SecurID system
PARIS, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced it has joined the RSA Secured(R) Partner Program, which means that Alcatel-Lucent's mobile security solution for enterprises can offer even more security for the mobile workforce by leveraging the industry-leading RSA SecurID(R) two-factor authentication system designed for secure and remote network access.

This certification signifies that Alcatel-Lucent is working with RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), to help ensure increased security and compatibility of the solutions available for joint customers. It validates technical interoperability has been proven between the innovative Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian (NLG) and the RSA SecurID system. There are currently over 40 million users of RSA SecurID, spanning across 30,000 organizations worldwide.

The RSA SecurID two-factor authentication system is as simple to use as entering a password, but significantly more secure. The OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian enables enterprises to securely manage and track laptops, ensuring that corporate data is not compromised by a lost or stolen laptop. A technical integration between the two solutions further tightens security for enterprise networks.

The OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian mobile security platform leverages 3G networks, a self-powered computing system and an automatic Virtual Private Network (VPN).

"We are pleased that Alcatel-Lucent has achieved interoperability between RSA SecurID technology and its OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian since it is more critical than ever for enterprises to increase the security of valuable corporate information no matter where it lives or how it is accessed," said D.J. Long, Senior Director, Corporate Development at RSA. "This is a natural fit as both organizations are committed to helping customers mitigate risk to sensitive information throughout its lifecycle to ensure that it is always an asset and not a liability."

More information about the wide range of Alcatel-Lucent security solutions is available online. Additionally, Alcatel-Lucent will be at RSA Conference 2009 April 21-23 at booth #317.

About the RSA Secured Partner Program:

The RSA Secured Partner Program is one of the largest alliance programs of its type, bringing over a dozen years of experience and hundreds of complementary solutions together. RSA SecurID(R), RSA(R) Access Manager, RSA(R) Digital Certificate Manager, RSA(R) Federated Identity Manager and RSA(R) Key Manager certification programs bring added assurance to customers that the solutions they are deploying are certified as interoperable with industry leading products, helping them achieve faster time to deployment and lower overall cost of ownership. The RSA Secured Partner Program reflects RSA's commitment to providing standards-based interoperability and mutual vendor support to customers using its identity assurance and access management solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.rsa.com/node.aspx?id=1296.

About Alcatel-Lucent's OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian technology

Invented by Bell Labs and incubated within Alcatel-Lucent Ventures, Alcatel-Lucent has created the OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian, always-on mobile security solution card that remotely secures, monitors, manages and locates a mobile computer and protects laptops and the data that resides on them. The Nonstop Laptop Guardian has its own processor, power supply and operating system, and it leverages 3G wireless broadband networks and GPS to let enterprises manage laptops anywhere, anytime, even when the computer is turned off.

The product enables IT managers to automatically enforce policies for compliance and deliver software patches and upgrades to their increasingly mobile workforce even if the laptop is turned off. Global Certification Forum (GCF) certified, meeting GSM device standards in addition to federal and European standards, FCC and CE.

The Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop guardian supports the dynamic enterprise vision by interconnecting networks, people, process and knowledge to provide competitive advantage through improved communications.

For more information about the OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian please see http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/nlg

About Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

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