RSA released the RSA SecurID Software Token for iPhone Devices that enables an iPhone to be used as an RSA SecurID authenticator, providing convenient and cost-effective two-factor authentication to enterprise applications and resources.
The app is now available on the App Store at no charge. The required RSA SecurID software token seed as well as RSA Authentication Manager — the software that powers the RSA SecurID system — are both available for purchase worldwide.
The RSA SecurID Software Token for iPhone is engineered to generate a one-time password that changes every 60 seconds, enabling secure access to enterprise applications and resources. The solution complements the existing range of authentication methods offered by RSA, giving customers a choice in the way they assure identities to a system, resource or information based on risk, cost and convenience.
Through a simple download from the App Store, the software token application can be installed easily on the user’s iPhone. With one tap the user can enable the App with a unique software token seed provided by their IT organization, creating a convenient, secure and cost-effective authenticator.
“iPhones are increasingly penetrating the enterprise and are being used as standard business tools. This aligns with consumerization of IT where companies need to accommodate for these newer devices while maintaining the security of their existing systems,” said Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director, Security and Risk Management, Enterprise Management Associates. “This becomes an opportunity to leverage the iPhone for strong authentication while generating a cost-effective asset.”