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RSA developer kit provides ‘invisible’ authentication for mobile applications

Software developers can now build additional layers of security and access control into mobile applications for Android, Blackberry and Apple iOS devices through the integration of RSA's SecurID and RSA Adaptive Authentication offerings.


October 12, 2011  


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Software developers can now build additional layers of security and access control into mobile applications for Android, Blackberry and Apple iOS devices through the integration of RSA’s SecurID and RSA Adaptive Authentication offerings.

RSA is the security division of EMC Corp.

“Mobile device shipments are now outpacing PCs, yet concerns over security persist, especially for enterprises, because of their use on networks that are usually outside of the control of IT departments,” said Dan Schiappa, RSA senior vice president and Group GM, Identity and Data Protection.

Mobile applications developers can embed RSA SecurID technology to provide one-time password authentication without impacting the familiar experience of entering a username and password.

RSA says it has developed an API that is designed to enable end users to seamlessly authenticate through mobile applications with the RSA SecurID software token. However, instead of prompting the user to manually enter the one-time token code, the mobile application integrated with the RSA SecurID solution does this automatically

Further information is available at www.rsa.com.