Best Multifactor

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

RSA SecurID two-factor authentication secures corporate resources requiring users to identify themselves with two factors – something they know (PIN) and something they have (a code that changes every 60 seconds). RSA SecurID integrates seamlessly within organizations' infrastructure, supporting 350-plus applications and devices, including VPNs, wireless access points, web applications, and network operating systems. RSA SecurID authenticators are available in many forms.

The strength of security, broad application support and variety of authentication methods make RSA SecurID the authentication solution of choice for more than 30,000 organizations and 40 million people worldwide.

The solution is interoperable with more than 350 products and platforms from more than 200 vendors, making it easier to adopt within a customer's environment. RSA SecurID offers the more secure time-based OTP and comes in a variety of form factors – from hardware tokens that store certificates and decrypt hard drives, to software tokens embedded in smartphones, laptops, USB drives, biometric devices and SMS on-demand authentication. All hardware tokens have lifetime warranties and are most reliable in industry, saving organizations time and money on redeploying damaged tokens. The RSA SecurID solution is available via on-premise (software or appliance), through MSSPs and SaaS providers.

Business benefits include enabling employee mobility, opening up new channels for business and decreasing the cost of technical support. RSA SecurID comes in a broad array of hardware
and software and SMS authenticators that enables organization to choose what is most appropriate for
their end-users, making rollout of this new technology much easier

The Frost & Sullivan report, “An Overview and Competitive Analysis for the One Time Password Market,” designates RSA as the only market leader in one-time password technology, based on the ability to execute with the deepest market penetration. It notes that RSA SecurID has 60.9 percent market share, and the company continues to innovate across its portfolio.

The RSA SecurID platform is used by more than 30,000 organizations and 40 million people worldwide.


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