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July 2006

Authentication: RSA SecurID Appliance 2.0

AUTHENTICATION RSA SecurID Appliance 2.0 RSA Security Price: From $4,000 for 10-user to $34,000 for 250-user bundle RSA Security's RSA SecurID Appliance 2.0 RSA SecurID Appliance 2.0 extends the box's robust two-factor authentication capabilities to large organizations. Two-factor authentication has long been an attractive alternative to simple reliance on passwords. But, it has been difficult to implement and manage, and dogged by incompatibility with key networking components such as VPN gateways, Web portals, wireless access points and routers. After two decades of research and development, we are finally seeing products that come close to meeting enterprise expectations. RSA Security's RSA SecurID Appliance, released last year, addressed most of these issues, but was geared towards small- and medium-sized organizations. Now, the highly scalable 2.0 version extends this functionality to large enterprises with capabilities of up to 50,000 users. The unit is shipped with support for up to 10 replicas, which can be used for ...

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