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RSA launches software token for Android

RSA has announced the availability of the RSA SecurID Software Token for Android that is engineered to enable an Android powered device to be used as an RSA SecurID authenticator, providing convenient and cost-effective two-factor authentication to enterprise applications and resources.

Additionally, RSA is releasing a new Software Development Kit (SDK) for the Android platform that is designed to allow developers to embed RSA SecurID two-factor authentication directly into Android applications and gain competitive advantage by offering this additional layer of security.  Mobile applications that directly integrate RSA SecurID technology provide organisations with the assurance that their resources are engineered to be protected from unauthorised access without any usability impact to the end user.  The SDK is available free of charge for all RSA Secured partners.

The new RSA SecurID Software Token for Android is engineered to generate a one-time password that changes every 60 seconds, enabling secure access to corporate resources. The solution complements the broad range of authentication methods offered by RSA, giving customers a choice in authentication methods based on risk, cost and convenience.

The token is designed for enterprise users whose organisations have implemented the RSA SecurID system. The token can be installed directly onto Android enabled devices at no cost via a simple download from Android Market. With minimal help from their IT department, users can enable the application with a unique software token seed, creating a convenient, secure and cost-effective RSA SecurID authenticator.

“It’s no secret that mobile computing has exploded recently and we do not expect that trend to slow down at all. This enormous growth and proliferation gives us a strong opportunity to leverage these devices as authenticators and enable new forms of authentication to our customers to establish identity,” said Tom Corn, chief strategy officer at RSA. “Leveraging mobile devices running on the Android platform to deploy RSA SecurID technology allows customers a seamless delivery of two-factor authentication across cloud or on-premise applications.”

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