RSA 2007: RSA SecurID technology added to the plusID Universal Biometric Device
Privaris today announced its participation in the RSA SecurID Ready for Authenticators Partner Program – an extension of the trusted RSA Secured Partner Program. As such, Privaris plans to have certified interoperability between its plusID family of personal, handheld biometric identity verification devices and RSA SecurID® technology by embedding the RSA SecurID one-time password (OTP) algorithm within the devices.
This collaboration will provide three unique authentication factors: something you have – a plusID token, something you know – a one-time password generated by the RSA SecurID algorithm, and something you are – your fingerprint. The plusID personal biometric token is planned to be easily incorporated into existing RSA SecurID deployments, for all or a subset of employees requiring heightened security.
The RSA SecurID enabled authentication capabilities will be added to an already rich set of plusID communication protocols that allow plusID to be used with organizations’ existing physical and logical (IT) security infrastructure. Compatibility with RFID technology from HID, Indala and Kantech, Bluetooth wireless technology, USB and a smart card compliant interface allow the plusID device to be easily integrated and deployed across the enterprise.
“This strategic partnership helps fill a need in the $140 billion physical security industry which is ripe for multi-use authentication devices,” said Steve Hunt, Analyst and Founder of 4A International. “The integration of plusID from Privaris with RSA SecurID technology means that network security can be more easily incorporated with corporate physical security systems and card readers.”