Best multi- and second-factor solution

Winner: RSA, the security division of EMC, for RSA SecurID

The RSA SecurID two-factor authentication solution reliably proves user identities through a one-time password that changes every 60 seconds. The product is used by businesses across dozens of industries to secure access to networks and other online resources. The RSA Authentication Manager software engine supports VPN gateways, web portals, Citrix installations, business applications (e.g., HR and legal), wireless (e.g., RADIUS servers), privileged user access, web single sign-on (SSO), and more. RSA SecurID tokens come in a broad array of hardware and software form factors to balance cost, risk and convenience.

RSA SecurID is interoperable with more than 375 products and platforms from more than 250 companies, making it easier to adopt within a customer's environment. RSA Authentication Manager offers on-demand authentication through SMS for business continuity. It is available via on-premise, or through MSSPs and software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers.

RSA maintains a broad reseller and distribution channel. RSA SecurID comes in a wide variety of form factors – from hardware tokens that store certificates and decrypt hard drives, to software tokens embedded in smart phones, laptops, USB drives and biometric devices.

RSA SecurID can be licensed for as few as 25 users, and the RSA SecurID Appliance option provides an SME edition with licenses starting at 10 users, making two-factor authentication accessible to organizations of all sizes. The appliance can be deployed in less than 30 minutes and is easy to maintain. It lowers TCO for organizations with fewer dedicated IT resources and distributed environments. A broad array of hardware and software tokens meets unique needs based on cost, risk and convenience. Technical benefits include an easy-to-use web interface and automated fail-over and cross-realm authentication. SMEs can also leverage a large number of RSA-licensed MSSPs and SaaS providers to reap similar benefits as those who use the appliance.

More than 30,000
organizations (covering more than 40 million users) have adopted RSA SecurID via on-premise software, appliances or hosted services. RSA commits major investments in R&D. The RSA SecurWorld channel program maintains a strong network of thousands of resellers.

Finalists 2010

  •  Entrust for Entrust IdentityGuard
  •  Imprivata for Imprivata OneSign Authentication Management
  •  PhoneFactor for PhoneFactor
  •  RSA, the security division of EMC, for RSA SecurID
  •  VeriSign for VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Authentication Service

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