Press Release

RSA Solutions Help Enable EDS to Solve Business Problems Securely, Leveraging an Information-Centric Approach to Security

RSA enVision™ solution and EMC® technologies provide cost-effective platform to help ensure compliance and security within EDS and for its clients

Bedford, Mass. and Plano, TX, Monday, January 29, 2007 - 

RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), and EDS, a leading global technology services company, today announced that EDS has been successfully using a suite of RSA solutions, including the RSA enVision™ solution acquired from Network Intelligence, with several EDS clients. EDS is also using the solution to monitor its own devices and network.

EDS has a layered and scalable security model across all of its outsourcing services to promote the security and protection of client data, and to help meet the necessary compliance and reporting requirements to those clients. RSA enVision software is engineered to take audit data in the form of logs, aggregate it across the enterprise, and turn it into actionable intelligence. The solution is also engineered to be scalable and can accommodate the needs of a global enterprise like EDS. RSA enVision software is built to allow EDS to collect, store, and manage data, and interoperates with the EMC® Centera® and EMC Celerra® networked storage platforms. Customers looking for long-term compliance event data throughout its information lifecycle cost-effectively deploy the Centera solution, and use the end-to-end Celerra solution for network attached security event data.

"We're pleased to be working with EMC, and have collaborated closely in the past to add features into the RSA enVision solution to support EDS' offerings," said Peter Reid, chief privacy officer, EDS. "Our internal systems are predicted to generate about one trillion events per month, and we believe that the RSA enVision solution is the only platform that can support such volumes of compliance and security event data. Using RSA security offerings, we believe we are offering our clients the most secure business solutions."

Deploying the RSA enVision solution internally to help with SAS 70 compliance has given EDS the ability to develop repeatable processes and templates for compliance reporting under complex environments that can now be rolled out to customers worldwide to help meet multiple rules, regulations, guidelines and standards including Sarbanes Oxley, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Payment Card Industry (PCI) and North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC). On behalf of its customers, EDS currently manages and monitors more than 2,500 firewalls and 3,000 intrusion detection systems for threats and vulnerabilities.

"We're extremely pleased that EDS selected our suite of solutions, and that the benefits of our information-centric approach to security are already being realized by our strategic partners and customers," said John Worrall, vice president, Network Intelligence Solutions, RSA, The Security Division of EMC. "We're happy that EDS is working with RSA and EMC to present a joint solution that helps customers face the challenge of making sense of the huge amounts of security and compliance information generated across the entire enterprise."

EMC is a member of the EDS Agility Alliance, a unique coalition of market-leading technology and business services providers aligned to build and deliver seamlessly integrated enterprise wide solutions. EMC is EDS' preferred partner for Information Lifecycle Management solutions, including end-to-end information storage and enterprise content management. EDS also leverages RSA® Access Manager software for the company's customer-facing portal, which is designed to enable customers to securely access portions of their data, with stronger authentication provided via RSA SecurID® technology.

About EMC

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, is the expert in information-centric security, enabling the protection of information throughout its lifecycle. RSA enables customers to cost-effectively secure critical information assets and online identities wherever they live and at every step of the way, and manage security information and events to ease the burden of compliance.

RSA offers industry-leading solutions in identity assurance & access control, encryption & key management, compliance & security information management and fraud protection. These solutions bring trust to millions of user identities, the transactions that they perform, and the data that is generated. For more information, please visit and

EDS is a leading global technology services company delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information technology outsourcing industry more than 40 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and to governments around the world. Learn more at