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RSA Security Releases Strong Authentication Appliance

  • 28 July, 2005 15:34

<p>RSA Security Inc. (Nasdaq: RSAS) today announced the availability of the new RSA SecurID® Appliance, a cost-effective and easy-to-deploy strong authentication solution. Designed specifically for organisations with up to 250 users, the appliance is a bundled software/hardware solution that allows secure access VPN and remote access applications, web servers and applications, network operating systems, Microsoft desktops and more.</p>
<p>The RSA SecurID Appliance also provides resellers the ability to offer broader two-factor authentication choices to organisations wanting to eliminate insecure, static passwords. The RSA SecurID Appliance is the first in a series of appliance-based solutions from RSA Security, which will provide companies with a simple, secure and cost-effective authentication solution.</p>
<p>“RSA Security continues to deliver innovative strong authentication solutions that are secure and conveniently packaged,” said Charles Kolodgy, research director at IDC. “By 2008, IDC predicts that 80 percent of security solutions will be delivered via an appliance. The new RSA SecurID Appliance positions RSA Security to effectively leverage this trend, beginning with the growing SMB market, giving their channel a new solution to that can help solve customers’ need for strong authentication.”</p>
<p>Strong two-factor authentication ensures only authorised users can access the network through a vital layer of security that combines something a user knows – a personal identification number, for example – with something the user possesses, such as an RSA SecurID® token, which generates a unique, one-time passcode every 60 seconds.</p>
<p>The rack-mountable RSA SecurID Appliance may be installed in as little as 15 minutes. The appliance’s extensive reporting capabilities help companies to successfully comply with a variety of regulatory requirements. The bundled solution – priced for 10, 25, 50, 100, 150 and 250 users – includes the RSA SecurID® Appliance, RSA SecurID® tokens, RSA® Authentication Manager 6.0 software and hardware/software support.</p>
<p>The Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 operating system has been hardened based on Microsoft and NSA guidelines to ensure a high level of security. All customer support related to the appliance is provided directly by RSA Security.</p>
<p>“By delivering an appliance-based, two-factor authentication solution, RSA Security is providing flexibility and choice to businesses of all size striving to best protect their corporate assets,” said Sebastian Moore, Area Vice President – Asia Pacific of RSA Security.</p>
<p>Pricing and Product Availability
The RSA SecurID® Appliance is now available in Australia and New Zealand through Express Data as a distributor. Pricing is available from the network of RSA SecurWorld™ channel partners.</p>
<p>About RSA Security
RSA Security Inc. helps organisations and individuals confidently protect identities and information access. The company secures more than 15 million user identities, safeguards trillions of business transactions annually, and manages the confidentiality of data in tens of thousands of applications worldwide. RSA Security's portfolio of award-winning solutions – including identity &amp; access management, secure mobile &amp; remote access, secure enterprise access, secure transactions and consumer identity protection -- sets the standard in the industry. Our strong reputation is built on a 20-year history of ingenuity, leadership and proven technologies, and our more than 18,000 customers around the globe. Together with more than 1,000 technology and integration partners, RSA Security inspires confidence in everyone to experience the power and promise of the Internet. For more information, please visit</p>
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<p>RSA, SecurWorld and SecurID are either registered trademarks or trademarks of RSA Security Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other products and services mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.</p>
<p>Media Contacts
John Back, Kinetics Pty Ltd, 02 9976 6611,
Melinda Hickin, RSA Security Australia Pty Ltd, 02 9463-8407,</p>

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