BEDFORD, Mass. -- RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), today announced that more than 8,000 customers, including approximately 2,000 new customers, selected RSA for its identity assurance and access control, encryption and key management, compliance and security information management and fraud protection solutions in the fourth quarter of 2006.
As of December 31, 2006, more than 25,000 organizations worldwide including more than 5,600 new customers who chose RSA in 2006 -- have selected the companys award-winning line of solutions, designed to help secure and leverage critical information wherever it resides in the enterprise. Within this total are 3,500-plus financial services firms who chose RSA consumer protection solutions in 2006. RSAs consumer solutions now have over 100 million users under contract and protect most of the leading financial institutions around the world.
With strong sales in the fourth quarter of 2006, and for the year overall, RSA continues to lead the market in delivering unique business and technology solutions to our customers. This success transcends our key verticals and all of our product lines, said Jim Melvin, vice president of marketing at RSA. Business acceleration through information-centric security -- it is a simple concept, and one that is catching on fast. We help our customers accelerate their businesses by solving their most sensitive and complex security challenges and freeing them to realize new business possibilities. RSAs information-centric approach protects information from its core, and were proud to offer our customers an integrated set of security solutions to protect valuable information assets throughout their lifecycle.
RSA Security Inc. (Nasdaq: EMC)