RSA Expands Support

RSA announced that its RSA SecurID two-factor authentication technology now supports the Java Platform, Micro Edition

BEDFORD, Mass. -- RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), today announced that its RSA SecurID® two-factor authentication technology now supports the Java™ Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME platform) and will soon support Windows Mobile® platforms. Smart phones based on these platforms can now be provisioned with a RSA SecurID Software Token, eliminating the need to carry a separate RSA SecurID hardware authenticator.

A mobile device with an RSA SecurID Software Token activated is engineered to provide a convenient mechanism for securely accessing network resources, while bringing confidence, flexibility and choice in strong authentication to consumers and enterprises.

RSA SecurID Software Tokens are now designed to support devices built on the Java ME platform – such as the Nokia Eseries family of business optimized devices powered by Symbian OS 9 with Platform Security and S60 3rd Edition with Java ME platform. With support for the Java ME platform, users can now leverage RSA SecurID software authenticator technology on a brand new class of everyday devices. In addition, RSA SecurID Software Tokens are engineered to now support the latest Windows Mobile 5.0 and 6.0 platforms, utilized by devices such as the soon-to-be-launched Motorola MOTO Q 9h smart phone and handsets available from major mobile service providers.

For years, RSA SecurID Software Tokens have been supported on other leading mobile devices including Microsoft® Pocket PC, Palm® Treo™ smartphone, and RIM® BlackBerry® devices. With new support for Java ME platform and Windows Mobile platform, RSA now provides two-factor authentication functionality for the majority of mobile platforms available on the market today. Certain devices, such as the high performance MOTO Q 9h smart phone, are also designed to provide integration between the embedded RSA SecurID Software Token technology and the device’s VPN client to seamlessly enable two-factor authentication for remote access, creating an easy-to-use, secure corporate network access experience for today’s on-the-go professional.

“Strong authentication can enhance enterprise security, and reduce identity theft and consumer fraud,” noted Mark Diodati, Identity and Privacy Strategies analyst with Burton Group. “Support for mobile devices reduces the number of items the user must carry and all but ensures that strong authentication is available when the user needs it.”

RSA Security Inc. (Nasdaq: EMC)