Security solutions vendor RSA Security has created a user authentication portfolio of products designed to provide PKI levels of protection at a fraction of the cost.
According to RSA Security business development manager David Jones, the new mix of products works for highly secure online developments through RSA SecurID's two-factor user authentication technology. This provides for password and token authentication in order for highly secure transactions to be carried out with minimal desktop presence.
"Impact on the desktop is minimal because the suite operates via the host Web site," Jones said. "All the end user needs is browser software, so the solution is ideal for consumer or client type environments."Although the suite is not designed for specific verticals Jones commented that the offering is expected to do well in the financial sector, and facilitate the sell through of e-commerce and information Web-based services.
"It is high-grade security that is easy to implement. Essentially it should sell through any market where sensitive information is available over the Internet because it is an easy way to limit access to information to only a certain number of people," Jones said.
While the offering is clearly ideally suited to the financial sector, Jones also specifically mentioned medical and education verticals as areas where the software suite may have particular potential.