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RSA Security Announces Availability of RSA Sign-On Manager Solution

  • 16 November, 2004 09:01

<p>Enterprise single sign-on solution provides integration with leading RSA SecurID two-factor authentication solutions and helps organisations reduce help desk costs and improve security.</p>
<p>Australia and New Zealand, November 16, 2004 – RSA Security Inc. today announced availability for the RSAÒ Sign-On Manager secure enterprise access solution that combines RSA Security’s best-of-breed strong authentication products with enterprise single sign-on (SSO). The secure enterprise access solution is designed to allow organisations to reduce helpdesk costs from password resets, improve enterprise security and increase end user productivity, while extending the value of their current security investment.</p>
<p>RSA Sign-On Manager delivers a wide range of authentication choices from password-only mode to strong two-factor authentication, as well as enterprise-class policy and credential management, and IntelliAccess™ technology – an innovative secure self-service emergency access and password reset capability. The RSA Sign-On Manager solution further extends RSA Security’s commitment to provide secure and simple access across the enterprise and other organisations.</p>
<p>IntelliAccess technology, an innovation within RSA Sign-On Manager developed by RSA Laboratories, makes it possible for users who are either online or offline that have lost or misplaced their authenticator, or have forgotten their password, to securely gain temporary access to their applications without calling the help desk. Through the use of IntelliAccess technology, customers can achieve better security and privacy of information, enhanced usability, and significant reductions in help desk calls, resulting in lower costs and improved IT administrator productivity. RSA Sign-On Manager also includes enterprise management tools that enable centralised management of single sign-on, two-factor authentication and security policies, and centralised back-up and recovery of credentials.</p>
<p>RSA Sign-On Manager grants access to any number of Microsoft Windows®, client/server, web or mainframe applications, as well as intranets and public web sites, without the user having to re-authenticate to each new application, resulting in increased security and eliminating the user frustration of managing multiple ID’s and passwords.</p>
<p>Sebastian Moore, Area Vice President Asia Pacific, RSA Security, said: “RSA Sign-On Manager is a one-stop solution that strategically mitigates risk and increases productivity by blending both physical and network security with the power of single sign-on. In a time of crisis, our customers don’t have to remember 30 different passwords to gain access to both the equipment and applications that help to manage their assets.”</p>
<p>“Information technology professionals constantly struggle with high help desk costs, weak security, and the tasks of meeting regulatory compliance. A primary contributor to these series of challenges is the ongoing headache of managing end users, and their access rights and respective passwords,” Moore continued.</p>
<p>“With RSA Sign-On Manager, organisations are able to remedy this situation today by simplifying password management for both the end user and their IT team, increasing efficiency and productivity, and reducing the costs of securing access to physical and network resources.”</p>
<p>RSA Security offers customers a range of authentication choices including passwords, RSA SecurID® authenticators, RSA® Smart Cards, RSA® USB Authenticators, RSA Keon® digital certificates (or any X.509 certificates) or fingerprint-based biometrics. RSA Sign-On Manager also provides customers with the flexibility to choose the level of authentication best suited for their business, and the flexibility to deploy multiple authentication methods within the same company. For example, the solution is ideal for organisations looking to deploy smart cards for the first time, or replacing existing physical access badges with multi-purpose RSA Smart Cards. In addition, RSA Security plans to integrate the next version of RSA Sign-On Manager with the RSA SecurID® for Microsoft® Windows® solution, which will be designed to allow organisations to extend the use of RSA SecurID two-factor authentication to their single sign-on credentials, whether a user is on the network or offline.</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability</p>
<p>RSA Sign-On Manager will be available directly from RSA Security and through its network of distribution partners by the end of November 2004. Suggested list pricing begins at $70 per user in password-only mode, and $85 per user as integrated with two-factor authentication. For more details, please visit http://www.rsasecurity.com/products/som/ .</p>
<p>About RSA Security Inc.</p>
<p>RSA Security Inc. helps organizations protect private information and manage the identities of people and applications accessing and exchanging that information. RSA Security’s portfolio of solutions – including identity &amp; access management, secure mobile &amp; remote access, secure enterprise access, secure transactions and consumer identity protection – are all designed to provide the most seamless e-security experience in the market. Our strong reputation is built on our history of ingenuity, leadership, proven technologies and our more than 16,000 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 http://www.rsasecurity.com.</p>

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