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RSA extends leadership in identity assurance with new authentication and contextual authorisation solutions

  • 28 October, 2008 08:17

<p><i>Innovative Solutions from RSA Provide Organisations with Increased Ability to Minimise Business Risk Associated with Identity Impersonation and Inappropriate Account Use</i></p>
<p>RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), today announced new and upgraded solutions that significantly advance its Identity Assurance portfolio and help enable organisations of all sizes to provide secure, easy and intelligent access to information and applications. These technologies include new RSA SecurID® Appliance solutions, an upgraded RSA SecurID hybrid authenticator and new RSA® Entitlements Policy Manager software for next-generation secure access management.</p>
<p>“The solutions announced today expand RSA's existing Identity Assurance portfolio to provide powerful and innovative user authentication and web access experiences that support new business models for employees, customers and partners, while striking the right balance among risk, cost and convenience,” said Sam Curry, Vice President, Identity and Access Assurance at RSA. “More specifically, our newly advanced solutions help to assure identities to a system, resource, information, or a transaction, based on risk – while allowing enterprises to enforce access control based on a specific risk and business context, according to policy.”</p>
<p><b>New RSA SecurID Appliance Solutions</b></p>
<p>The easy-to-deploy RSA SecurID Appliance is available in two new form factors that help provide secure remote and mobile access to network resources for small- and medium-sized businesses as well as major enterprises.</p>
<p>• The RSA SecurID Appliance 130 is a one-rack (1U) form factor well-suited to organisations from ten to 50,000 users, offering replicas to extend its reach across multiple locations, such as branch offices.</p>
<p>• The RSA SecurID Appliance 250 is a two-rack (2U) form factor that can scale to millions of users and includes redundant hardware components for large enterprises with high availability requirements.</p>
<p>With an array of credentialing options, the RSA SecurID Appliance also comes pre-loaded with the latest version of RSA® Authentication Manager, the software engine that powers the RSA SecurID system. Announced earlier this year, RSA Authentication Manager 7.1 is designed to provide business continuity, extended authentication methods, and enhanced operational efficiencies</p>
<p><b>Advancements in RSA SecurID Authenticators</b></p>
<p>RSA is also announcing an upgraded RSA SecurID hybrid hardware authenticator, as well as the availability of its RSA SecurID software token on Apple’s Mac OS X:</p>
<p>• The RSA SecurID 800 hybrid authenticator is engineered to combine the simplicity and portability of an RSA SecurID authenticator with the flexibility of a smart card to provide users with a unified master key for securing both remote access and an organisation’s critical data assets. By inserting the RSA SecurID 800 hybrid authenticator into a USB port and entering a unique PIN, users can not only secure remote access to corporate resources, but can also unlock an encrypted laptop, encrypt sensitive documents and files, and sign and encrypt emails. New features for the RSA SecurID 800 hybrid authenticator include Microsoft® Windows® Vista® and Windows 2008 operating systems support (both 32- and 64-bit operating systems), Microsoft Windows integration for remote PIN unblocking, and improved overall performance. The RSA SecurID 800 hybrid authenticator offers technical interoperability with more than 350 RSA Secured Partner solutions, including the leading disk and file encryption solutions.</p>
<p>• RSA SecurID Software Token is now available for the Apple® Mac OS® X platform, allowing Macintosh users to conveniently access the RSA SecurID system via a software interface on their computers, while organisations can take advantage of the lower cost of software authenticators.</p>
<p>Announcing RSA Entitlements Policy Manager, a New Contextual Authorisation Solution to Manage Deep and Defined Access to Enterprise Resources</p>
<p>RSA Entitlements Policy Manager is designed to provide IT organisations with a web-based interface to manage policies that create centralised user access controls based on fine-grained roles and attributes. The product is engineered to preserve each user’s identity context across applications, URLs, service-oriented architectures (SOA) and Web Services. RSA Entitlements Policy Manager is designed to allow IT administrators to be more agile through the ability to create, enforce and monitor centralised security policies from one central location and across the distributed application infrastructure.</p>
<p><b>NB:</b> Photos of the RSA SecurID Appliance 130 and RSA SecurID 250 Appliance, as well as the RSA SecurID 800 hybrid authenticator, are available for download at: http://www.rsa.com/node.aspx?id=1392</p>
<p><b>About RSA</b></p>
<p>RSA, The Security Division of EMC, is the premier provider of security solutions for business acceleration, helping the world's leading organisations succeed by solving their most complex and sensitive security challenges. RSA's information-centric approach to security guards the integrity and confidentiality of information throughout its lifecycle – no matter where it moves, who accesses it or how it is used.</p>
<p>RSA offers industry-leading solutions in identity assurance &amp; access control, data loss prevention, encryption &amp; key management, compliance &amp; security information management and fraud protection. These solutions bring trust to millions of user identities, the transactions that they perform, and the data that is generated. For more information, please visit www.RSA.com and www.EMC.com.</p>
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<p>This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) risks associated with acquisitions and investments, including the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (v) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (vi) component and product quality and availability; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (ix) war or acts of terrorism; (x) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xii) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. RSA disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.</p>

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