RSA Expands Its Technology Ecosystem to Transform Authentication

RSA®, a global cybersecurity leader delivering Business-Driven Security™ solutions, is expanding its technology ecosystem to make strong authentication more continuous, proactive, and pervasive. Offering seamless interoperability with the CyberArk Privileged Account Security Solution, Microsoft Windows Hello, Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall, and VMware Workspace ONE, RSA enables organizations to quickly and easily leverage the broad set of modern mobile authentication methods from the RSA SecurID® Access solution.

As organisations migrate to cloud, mobile, and IoT platforms, their attack surfaces expand, all while cyber threats accelerate exponentially. With applications and devices moving outside the physical boundaries of corporate headquarters, identity has emerged as the new perimeter to borderless networks, and a preferred attack vector used by adversaries to breach systems and infiltrate sensitive data. As a result, validating that users are who they claim to be by requiring multi-factor authentication (MFA) has become a foundational security best practice.

“Many organisations struggle with the inherent identity risk posed by running hybrid environments consisting of many on-premises resources, dozens of SaaS applications, and multiple cloud service platforms – all with their own unique accounts and credentials,” said James Ducharme, vice president, Identity Products, RSA. “Together, RSA and its technology partners can bridge these islands of identity and enable organizations to achieve ROI from their security investments and deliver a modern approach to authentication that is more continuous, proactive and pervasive, all while making it a more integral part of network and application security.”

RSA is announcing interoperability between the following technologies:

  • CyberArk Privileged Account Security Solution and RSA SecurID Access Software interoperability: By combining the market-leading CyberArk Privileged Account Security Solution, which discovers accounts, rotates passwords and monitors usage to provide visibility and accountability over privileged activity, with the RSA SecurID Access product, organizations benefit from the most widely-deployed multi-factor authentication solution designed to ensure that only authorized users are accessing privileged accounts.
  • RSA SecurID Access software proximity authentication for Microsoft’s Windows Hello: By interoperating with the native Hello framework within Windows 10, the RSA SecurID Access product enables organizations to use the proximity of a user’s Android or iOS smartphone as an authentication factor for determining secure Windows access. With this new capability combined with RSA SecurID Access interoperability with Azure Active Directory for SaaS applications including Office 365, organizations can deliver a consistent authentication experience, from the desktop to the cloud.
  • The Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall and RSA SecurID Access software interoperability: RSA and Palo Alto Networks have collaborated to help prevent the use of stolen credentials through an interoperability of RSA SecurID Access and Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall to enforce multi-factor authentication at the network level before granting access to sensitive resources. This interoperability enables organizations to implement multi-factor authentication for all sensitive web-based or thick-client applications without requiring any application changes, including those that don’t support standard authentication protocols. This helps eliminate the cost, complexity and time associated with custom development.
  • VMware Workspace ONE and RSA SecurID Access product interoperability: Workspace ONE provides users with access to their digital workspaces, giving them a common, single sign-on experience across all cloud, mobile, on-premises and virtual applications. The interoperability between RSA SecurID Access software and Workspace ONE gives IT a broad set of modern multi-factor authentication options designed to confirm users are who they claim to be.

RSA, a Dell Technologies business, offers business-driven security solutions that uniquely link business context with security incidents to help organizations manage risk and protect what matters most. RSA solutions are designed to effectively detect and respond to advanced attacks; manage user identities and access; and, reduce business risk, fraud, and cybercrime. RSA protects millions of users around the world and helps more than 90% of the Fortune 500 companies thrive in an uncertain, high-risk world. For more information, go to

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