Appliance facilitates 2-factor authentication roll-out.
February 20, 2006 -
Scalable to 50,000 users, RSA® SecurID® Appliance v2.0 authentication solution enables enterprises to establish trusted identity of users accessing critical business resources. Product comes pre-loaded with RSA Authentication Manager v6.1 enterprise software, which powers RSA SecurID 2-factor authentication. Users may implement up to 10 replicas, ensuring business continuity for those accessing protected systems and applications.
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RSA Security Announces Strong Authentication Appliance for Enterprise Customers in the Americas
BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 6 - RSA Security Inc. (NASDAQ:RSAS) today announced RSA(R) SecurID(R) Appliance 2.0, a scalable and easy-to-deploy stronger authentication solution that enables enterprise customers to establish the trusted identity of users accessing critical business resources. In addition, the solution helps ease the technology procurement process, making it much simpler to deploy strong authentication across the enterprise. The solution scales to 50,000 users, and is pre-loaded with RSA Authentication Manager 6.1, the enterprise software that powers RSA SecurID two-factor authentication. RSA SecurID Appliance 2.0 meets the demands of enterprise customers seeking an appliance-based solution; it follows the April 2005 launch of the RSA SecurID Appliance for small and medium-size businesses.
RSA SecurID Appliance 2.0 will be available in the Americas in March 2006; it will be available worldwide later in the year. RSA Security plans to unveil the new appliance during the RSA Conference 2006 in San Jose, California (February 14 - 17; booth 523).
The new appliance may be deployed in as few as 15 minutes, enabling large organizations to easily roll-out two-factor authentication within varying environments, including offices with few IT resources. Customers may implement up to 10 replicas, ensuring business continuity for users accessing protected systems and applications. In addition, enterprises with existing RSA Authentication Manager infrastructure may leverage the appliance in order to cost-effectively scale the deployment.
"Providing secure remote access to corporate data is a growing reality for many businesses because of heightened productivity requirements and evolving work culture issues," said Stan Oien, manager of CDW Corporation's security specialists team, a group of certified product experts and engineers who help organizations design and deploy comprehensive information security solutions. "RSA Security's new RSA SecurID Appliance responds to these needs because it allows network administrators to easily deploy strong authentication and add users at their own pace."
RSA SecurID Appliance 2.0 Features and Benefits
Enterprises can leverage the new RSA SecurID Appliance to provide stronger security for remote access servers, IP/Sec and SSL VPNs, wireless access points, terminal services, Microsoft(R) Windows(R) desktops and networks, and over 300 third party solutions (e.g., routers, servers, Web portals) certified through the RSA Secured(R) Partner Program. RSA SecurID two-factor authentication technology may also serve as the authentication point for RSA(R) Sign-On Manager enterprise single sign-on software, RSA ClearTrust(R) access management software, RSA(R) Federated Identity Manager solution and RSA(R) Key Manager software. Additional features and benefits include:
o Intuitive user interface: RSA SecurID Appliance delivers a Web-based interface that is easy for IT administrators to learn and use.
o Authenticator flexibility: Customers deploying the RSA SecurID Appliance may select between the RSA SecurID SID800 USB-enabled authenticator or the traditional RSA SecurID SID700 hardware token.
o Hardened operating system: The appliance is built on a hardened Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system, providing embedded firewall protection, disabled non-essential components, and limited group/user sharing options.
o RSA Authentication Manager 6.1 software: RSA SecurID Appliance 2.0 comes pre-loaded with RSA Authentication Manager 6.1, which delivers 802.1X-based security for organizations with both wired and wireless environments, and includes RSA SecurID for Microsoft Windows 2.0, enabling customers to strongly protect Microsoft Windows desktops and networks.
Appliance Conversion Program
Beginning in March 2006, RSA Security will offer a conversion program to current software-based RSA SecurID solution customers. The program, which will be available to both enterprise and SMB customers, will offer fixed-price appliance hardware and a new RSA Authentication Manager software license. RSA Security also provides detailed procedures for migrating data from RSA Authentication Manager software to RSA SecurID Appliance.
"RSA Security is committed to providing customers with a broad range of options for establishing the trusted identity of users accessing vital data, applications and technology infrastructure," said Toffer Winslow, vice president of product management and product marketing at RSA Security. "RSA SecurID Appliance 2.0 solution will enable enterprises to easily roll-out stronger security across their organizations, while ensuring the ability to scale for future needs."
Pricing and Availability
RSA SecurID Appliance is available in pre-configured bundles for up to 250 users; the bundles include RSA SecurID two-factor authentication tokens. A la carte pricing is offered for enterprises deploying strong authentication to more than 250 users.
RSA SecurID Appliance 2.0 will be available in the Americas in March 2006; it will be available worldwide later in the year. More information may be found at http://rsasecurity.com/products/securid/appliance/.
About RSA Security Inc.
RSA Security Inc. is the expert in protecting online identities and digital assets. The inventor of core security technologies for the Internet, the Company leads the way in strong authentication and encryption, bringing trust to millions of user identities and the transactions that they perform. RSA Security's portfolio of award-winning identity & access management solutions helps businesses to establish who's who online -- and what they can do.
With a strong reputation built on a 20-year history of ingenuity, leadership and proven technologies, we serve approximately 20,000 customers around the globe and interoperate with more than 1,000 technology and integration partners. For more information, please visit http://www.rsasecurity.com/
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