Palm has selected RSA Security as its security provider for future versions of the Palm OS.
The companies said the technology alliance will enhance the security of the Palm operating system and devices through the use of RSA BSafe encryption software.
Gina Clark, vice president of Palm OS marketing, said, "Security is critical to our continued success in the enterprise market. We will continue to enhance the Palm OS to meet the needs of our enterprise customers by providing technologies such as the strong encryption and authentication ? from RSA Security."
RSA Security also enables all Palm-powered devices to function as RSA SecurID authenticators, eliminating the need for users to carry separate hardware tokens. Used in conjunction with RSA ACE/Server authentication management software, the authenticators help ensure that only authorised users gain access to network files, applications and communications.
"The Palm OS and devices combined with RSA Security's leading-edge encryption, user authentication and transaction security capabilities creates a new step in mobile devices for e-business applications," said Scott Schnell, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development at RSA Security.