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EFI and Authentica Partner on Powerful New Document Security Software

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SAN FRANCISCO--Sept. 24, 2001--Electronics For Imaging, the world leader in providing hardware and software imaging solutions for networked printers and copiers, and Authentica, Inc., the premier provider of digital rights management software for securing business intellectual property, today announced an unprecedented software solution for financial instrument and intellectual property document protection. EFI's Advanced Secure Print Module(TM) (ASPM) integration with Authentica's PageRecall(TM) gives organizations unmatched security and control over document printing. Both EFI and Authentica are demonstrating their solutions at Seybold San Francisco, September 25-27, 2001, Moscone Convention Center, EFI Booth #1205; Authentica Booth #1517. The new jointly developed solution enables companies with high-value documents to collaborate with business partners while retaining secure control over the original document - including control over future viewing and printing. This includes limiting the number of times a document can be printed and advanced copy protection. "EFI is deeply committed to developing technologies to protect confidential information and electronic commerce transmitted through documents,'' said Chris Parlanti, EFI's general manager of professional services. "We are pleased to work with Authentica on this software solution which offers enormous benefits to customers concerned about the confidentiality and security of sensitive documents and financial instruments. The solution will fill a security gap not addressed by other technologies in the market.'' "The quantity of confidential and high-value electronic business information shared between business partners is increasing dramatically,'' said Lance Urbas, president and CEO of Authentica. "It's critical that organizations be able to control how this information is accessed and used - even after it is in the recipient's hands. The combination of EFI's ASPM and our PageRecall software offers an unbeatable solution to safeguard against the accidental or unauthorized printing or distribution of sensitive documents.'' Authentica and EFI are targeting organizations that routinely work with high-value, sensitive or confidential information. Examples include: * International trade documents and negotiable instruments (where possession of a printed copy is the equivalent of cash or title); * Mergers and acquisitions document sets (where serialized printing is required); * Copyrighted materials (such as document reprints and print on demand applications where the publisher grants rights to print a limited number of copies); and * Blueprints and schematics. Unlike other approaches to content security, this solution gives customers the critical ability to recall or expire information at any time; establish whether recipients have the right to forward, print, or copy information; and track the activity of information, including when and how often a document is accessed and printed throughout its lifecycle. Authentica's patented Active Rights Management(TM) technology prevents recipients from the unauthorized copying, printing or redistributing of intellectual property even after they have received a copy. PageRecall is part of Authentica's suite of digital information security solutions, which also includes NetRecall(TM) for Web content and MailRecall(TM) and MailRecall Gateway for e-mail. As an integrated solution, Authentica's products are scalable, easy to use and simple for IT to administer and deploy across the enterprise.

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