Diversinet Provisioning Server supports RSA SecurID(R) Software Tokens with expanded support for leading mobile platforms



    Diversinet Joins RSA Secured(R) Partner Program, Certifying
    Interoperability with RSA SecurID(R) Technology

    TORONTO, April 30 /CNW/ - Diversinet Corp. (OTCBB: DVNTF), a leading
provider of wireless data security infrastructure products and services, today
announced the Diversinet Provisioning Server can now be used to deploy RSA
SecurID(R) Software Tokens, which now support the Java(TM) Platform, Micro
Edition (Java ME) and will soon support the latest Windows Mobile(R) 5.0 and
6.0 platforms. Support for these popular mobile platforms was announced today
by RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE:   EMC). By extending its support to
this CT-KIP-compliant RSA SecurID technology, the Diversinet Provisioning
Server can now be used by enterprises to simplify and secure the registration,
delivery and activation of RSA SecurID Software Tokens on these leading mobile
platforms.
    Also, Diversinet today announced that it has joined the RSA Secured(R)
Partner Program, formally certifying interoperability between the Diversinet
Provisioning Server and RSA SecurID technology. This RSA Secured certification
signifies that a strategic, technical partnership between the two companies
has been extended to increase security for joint customers.
    The Diversinet Provisioning Server helps to leverage widespread mobile
devices that act as authenticators for secure remote access to confidential
information by making it safe and easy for users to obtain, install and use
the RSA SecurID Software Tokens provided to them by corporate enterprises -
including financial institutions, healthcare providers and others. The
Diversinet solution can be used by enterprises to extend their existing RSA
SecurID deployments to their mobile workforces in the form of cost-effective
software authenticators.
    "With new support for Java ME and Windows Mobile platforms, RSA now
provides two-factor authentication functionality for the majority of mobile
platforms available on the market today. The Diversinet Provisioning Server
helps to make it even easier to deploy an RSA SecurID Software Token on a
mobile device. This provides a convenient mechanism for securely accessing
network resources, and brings confidence, flexibility and choice in strong
authentication to consumers and enterprises," said Toffer Winslow, vice
president of product management and product marketing, Consumer and Access
Solutions at RSA. "With Diversinet's help, we can help accelerate our joint
customers' business objectives by offering expanded security options and
cost-savings opportunities, and build the confidence the market needs to
sustain its growth by ensuring that confidential and sensitive data is being
accessed securely by consumers, customers, partners and employees."
    The first commercial provisioning server to support the Cryptographic
Token Key Initialization Protocol standard (CT-KIP), the Diversinet
Provisioning Server ensures the highest level of security during the
provisioning process, and offers convenient online or over-the-air
provisioning of RSA SecurID Software Tokens. In addition to the broad range of
leading mobile devices now supported, the Diversinet Provisioning Server can
also be used with RSA SecurID Toolbar Tokens for Microsoft(R) Internet
Explorer and Mozilla Firefox(R) browsers.
    "Our Provisioning Server addresses the need for a fast, easy, secure way
to handle large-scale deployments of RSA SecurID Software Tokens," said Stuart
Vaeth, chief security officer and vice president of business development for
Diversinet. "With the expanded support for mobile platforms offered by RSA,
enterprises now have an effective tool to help them provision a broader range
of authenticators to their end users in the form of mobile devices their users
already carry today."
    The Diversinet Provisioning Server works with an organization's existing
RSA SecurID infrastructure to provide complete provisioning services,
including:

    
    -   Over-the-air or online download of RSA SecurID software
        authenticators;
    -   Secure provisioning of token seeds and associated configuration data
        to RSA SecurID applications; and
    -   Real-time generation and push of token seeds to RSA(R) Authentication
        Manager, the enterprise-class software that powers RSA SecurID
        technology.

    The server is interoperable with RSA Authentication Manager and is also
integrated with RSA(R) Deployment Manager, the web-based workflow automation
system that speeds deployment of RSA SecurID software and hardware
authenticators to end users.
    Software authenticators are ideal for widespread, cost-effective consumer
and enterprise adoption. Users don't need to carry any extra devices with them
because the software authenticator is already embedded in their mobile device,
including smart phones, PDAs and laptop computers.
    RSA SecurID Software Tokens residing on the mobile device generate a
random, one-time-use passcode that changes every 60 seconds; the user would
leverage this as follows:

    -   The mobile device user enters his or her PIN (Personal Identification
        Number) into the mobile client software interface and receives an RSA
        SecurID passcode;
    -   After entering the passcode into the secured application, RSA
        Authentication Manager is engineered to validate the passcode and
        allows the user to gain access accordingly.
    

    RSA SecurID Software Tokens use the same algorithms as the
industry-leading RSA SecurID hardware authenticators, including the
industry-standard AES algorithm.
    RSA SecurID Software Tokens for the Java ME Platform are currently
available. RSA SecurID Software Tokens for Windows Mobile 5.0 and 6.0
platforms will be available on select products shipping in Q2 2007.

    About the RSA Secured Partner Program

    The RSA Secured Partner Program is one of the oldest and largest alliance
programs of its type, bringing over twelve years of experience and hundreds of
complementary solutions together. RSA SecurID(R), RSA(R) Access Manager,
RSA(R) Digital Certificate Manager and RSA(R) Federated Identity 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 www.rsa.com.

    About Diversinet

    Diversinet Corp. (OTCBB: DVNTF) is a leading provider of wireless
authentication and access solutions that secure the personal identity,
transactions and data of consumers over almost any mobile phone or handheld
device. Diversinet's reliable, end-to-end OTP (one-time password) solutions
enable cost-effective strong authentication and instant and secure access to
critical personal records, helping businesses reduce identity theft, expand
customer offerings, increase revenues and comply with regulations. Connect
with Diversinet Corp. at www.diversinet.com.

    Certain information included in this press release (as well as
information included in oral statements or other written statements made or to
be made by the company) contains statements that are forward-looking, such as
statements relating to anticipated future revenues of the company and success
of current product offerings. Such forward-looking information is made
pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the US Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and any applicable Canadian securities
legislation and are subject to important risks, uncertainties and assumptions
that could significantly affect anticipated results in the future and,
accordingly, such results may differ materially from those expressed in any
forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the company. For a
description of additional risks and uncertainties, please refer to the
company's filings (including its annual report and financial statements) with
the Securities and Exchange Commission and SEDAR.

    
        RSA, Secured and SecurID are registered trademarks of RSA Security
        Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. EMC is a registered
        trademark of EMC Corporation. Microsoft and Windows Mobile are
        registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
        and other countries. Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in
        the United States and other countries. All other products and
        services mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.
    





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