Winner: RSA SecureID Appliance from RSA Security

RSA SecurID Appliance is a cost-effective and easy to deploy bundled software- and hardware-based two-factor authentication solution designed specifically for SMEs with 10 to 250 employees. It provides levels of IT security formerly available to only larger organizations.

The appliance can be deployed in 15 minutes and lowers total cost of ownership of strong authentication technology for SMEs wanting to comply with regulatory requirements, and eliminate insecure, static passwords.

RSA SecurID Appliance is designed to interoperate with 300-plus products from 200-plus vendors to provide the user with maximum flexibility and investment protection.

It is purpose-built hardware with forward-facing network connections and LCD panel for easy installation. The web-based administrative interface is simple to use, and an embedded sole-purpose Microsoft Windows Server is less complicated to administer.

RSA SecurID Appliance provides ROI in terms of risk mitigation to an SME. By protecting critical data with strong two-

factor authentication that verifies users' identities, costly events can be avoided – such as a breach of customer information that could result in expensive legal fallout and a loss of business. It is also a regulatory compliance-enabling solution and logs all administrative actions and all user authentication activity to provide template-based reporting capabilities.

Finally, by securing a network, the appliance allows for the addition of externally-facing business applications, such as partner portals.

There are currently over 500 SMEs using the RSA SecurID Appliance.


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