Nintendo Selects RSA For DS
Gaming giant to utlize embedded security technology for the Nintendo DS.
RSA Security Inc. announced today that Nintendo Co., Ltd. has licensed micro and full editions of its RSA BSAFE encryption solutions for use in the newly-released Nintendo DS portable game console. These solutions provide protection for games as they are played and shared across wireless links between Nintendo DS devices. It allows Nintendo to offer the latest interactive gaming capabilities for consumers while ensuring that the valuable assets of its numerous game development partners are protected.
Nintendo is one of the pioneers in the portable gaming market and the current market leader. The new wireless features of the Nintendo DS allow certain games to be shared and played interactively among users. RSA BSAFE technology is used to protect the digital rights of game publishers for titles shared over these wireless links. The technology also allows Nintendo to protect game software that is issued on a trial basis for play in retail stores and other demo environments. All of this combines to give confidence to game publishers and developers for the Nintendo DS platform that their new interactive titles will operate in a secure, trusted environment and that consumers will get the safe, reliable gaming experience they have come to expect from Nintendo.
"Nintendo's use of our embedded RSA BSAFE technology in its portable game console is a great endorsement of our leadership in providing the security components consumer device manufacturers need, in order to offer protection for digital entertainment assets on their platforms," says Rick Welch, Vice President of Developer Solutions and Professional Services at RSA Security. "We are known for providing highly customizable and standards-based security components that meet the constrained resource requirements of consumer devices. Our continued innovation in providing technology for protecting these assets, further realized in the upcoming release of our RSA BSAFE Mobile Rights Management product, makes us the trusted security partner consumer electronics manufacturers can rely on to deliver the security components they need for their next-generation devices."
RSA Security's 20 years of experience developing security standards and technologies, including critical security protocols such as SSL -- one of the backbones of Internet electronic commerce -- is brought to bear in the development of the core technologies needed for effective asset protection for digital entertainment devices and services. The company is also a recognized leader in providing encryption, public key infrastructure, and other embedded security products and services for a broad range of electronic devices.