RSA Extends Identity Assurance To The Cloud

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | May 09, 2017 08:00 am PST

RSA SecurID® Access Offers Flexible Mobile Multi-Factor Authentication Options

 MUNICH, GERMANY – KuppingerCole European Identity and Cloud Conference –  RSA, a Dell Technologies business, extends its authentication market leadership with a series of new capabilities for its RSA SecurID Access solution. Enhancements include a cloud-based Authentication-as-a-Service option aimed at delivering seamless access to both on-premises and cloud-based resources and systems, and additional dynamic, risk scoring functionality that is designed to deliver convenient and secure access for any user, anywhere, any time.

As cloud and mobile use grows, and the user access base expands to include contractors, vendors, partners and customers, organizations are provisioning access to more systems, creating a larger, evolving attack surface, primarily targeting identities. Identity innovations from RSA are engineered to enable customers to reimagine their identity strategies to better protect all of their critical business assets – whether on-premises or in the cloud – against identity-based attacks, meet compliance requirements and deliver more flexible authentication options for the modern workforce.

“Organizations must balance user demands for convenient and secure access while ensuring users are who they claim to be,” said John Tolbert, Senior Analyst, KuppingerCole. “RSA SecurID Access now features a platform for integrating a variety of MFA options to right-size authentication to business risk, unite islands of identity domains, and promote interoperability with other IAM solutions.”

Authentication Your Way

RSA SecurID Access offers flexibility and convenience for customers with a broad range of advanced mobile multi-factor authentication options such as push notification/approval, biometrics (fingerprint, eye-print), Fast Identity Online (FIDO) token, and hardware and software tokens. Customers can choose a deployment option that works for their environment – on-premises, SaaS, or a hybrid cloud option. RSA has a multi-factor authentication solution that meets unique organizational requirements and can scale from a small but dynamic user population to one with millions of users.

 Identity Assurance Made to Deliver Anytime, Anywhere Access and Minimize Risk

The newly-launched advanced identity assurance technology is designed to validate the legitimacy of access attempts by dynamically evaluating a significant number and varied types of user characteristics (e.g., role, location, IP address, device type, time of attempted login, etc.). This data is correlated and analyzed along with the risk associated with the asset they’re trying to access to make authentication decisions, in real time. Leveraging dynamic risk analytics at time of access request helps give organizations assurance that assets are protected while only asking users to step-up authentication when the situation appears more risky.

RSA SecurID Access Customers Can Do More

Existing RSA Authentication Manager customers are able to easily take advantage of RSA SecurID Access’ advanced mobile multi-factor authentication (mobile MFA) options and allow them to use the same variety of authenticators like push notification, biometrics, hard and soft tokens while also leveraging the risk scoring and identity assurance capabilities whether their users are accessing VPNs, on-premises web applications, desktop or SaaS applications.

Customers are seeking to reduce total cost of ownership by adopting cloud-based IAM solutions, often beginning with authentication, identity assurance and single sign-on,” said Jim Ducharme, Vice President, Identity Products, RSA. “RSA SecurID Access enables our existing customers to extend their use of RSA SecurID Access from the traditional authentication strategies and methods to cloud-based, flexible options for their increasingly mobile workforce and other users requiring authentication. Our latest innovations in advanced multi-factor authentication, validated by the pure cloud Identity Assurance-as-a-Service offering, operate seamlessly in hybrid on-premises and cloud environments, allowing organizations to move to the cloud on their timeline.”