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Opera Software Signs with RSA Security

May 18, 2000

Deal affirms Opera's commitment to best possible security for users

Oslo, Norway - May 18, 2000

Opera Software ASA, an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop and device markets, today announced a strategic relationship with RSA Security Inc., a leader in e-security, through which Opera has licensed RSA Security's industry-leading encryption software BSAFE Crypto-Ci 1.0.

The Opera browser combines key security features with fast and effectivegraphics and text layout, designed to give the user a better Internetexperience.

"This deal shows the total commitment Opera has for security. RSA is along-time leader in encryption software," says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO,Opera Software ASA.

RSA BSAFE Crypto-Ci 1.0 is part of RSA Security's product line of securitysoftware that allow software and hardware developers to incorporateencryption technologies into their products. Crypto-Ci 1.0 keeps informationsecure, and is compliant with industry standards such as SSL, IPSEC, IEEE802.11, DOCSIS, and CDPD.

"We are pleased to be chosen as the security vendor of choice by OperaSoftware," said Scott Schnell, Senior Vice President of Marketing at RSASecurity. "We believe this commitment is a reflection of the strength of ourencryption software and what it offers the marketplace."

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About RSA Security Inc.

RSA Security Inc., The Most Trusted Name in e-Security, helps organizationsbuild secure, trusted foundations for e-business through its RSA SecurID two-factor authentication, RSA BSAFE encryption and RSA Keon digital certificate management systems. With more than a half billion RSA BSAFE-enabled applications in use worldwide, more than six million RSA SecurID users and almost 20 years of industry experience, RSA Security has the proven leadership and innovative technology to address the changing security needs of e-business and bring trust to the new, online economy.RSA Security can be reached at www.rsasecurity.com.

About Opera Software

Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Webbrowsers for the desktop and embedded markets, partnering withcompanies such as IBM, AMD, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson,Sharp and Lineo (now a division of Embedix). The Opera browser hasreceived international recognition from end users and the industrypress for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than otherbrowsers. Opera is available on Windows, Mac, Linux/Solaris, OS/2,Symbian OS and QNX. Opera Software ASA is a privately held companyheadquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.