announced that RSA Security has revealed its two-factor user authentication solution for
controlling access to Windows 2000-based networks, IIS Web servers and desktops. An
important third-party security product included on the Windows 2000 CD, the free RSA
ACE/Agent for Windows 2000, is designed to make it easy for companies to reduce risks
associated with conducting electronic business. RSA Security extends the native security
in Windows 2000 with RSA SecurID authenticators.
RSA SecurID solutions provide centrally managed, strong, two-factor user authentication
services for enterprise networks, operating systems, e-commerce websites and other IT
infrastructure, designed to ensure that only authorised users access data, applications
and communications. Supporting a range of authentication devices, RSA SecurID solutions
are intended to create a virtually impenetrable barrier against unauthorised access,
protecting network and data resources from potentially devastating accidental or malicious
intrusion. RSA SecurID installations are managed through RSA ACE/Server authentication
management software, providing the ability to scale deployments in the hundreds of
thousands of users.