BEDFORD, Mass. — RSA Security Inc. has agreed to buy Xcert International Inc., a private company that develops and delivers digital certificate products for securing e-business transactions, for $67.5 million in cash, plus acquisition costs.

The deal to acquire the Walnut Creek, Calif., company “is an important step toward achieving our goal of leading” the public key infrastructure marketplace “and maintaining a faster growth rate for PKI revenues and market share than any other vendor,” RSA president and chief executive officer Art Coviello said in a news release.

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