Gartner Research

RSA Security RSA SecurID Authentication Tokens

Published: 16 April 2002

ID: G0093503

Analyst(s): Ant Allan


RSA SecurID hardware and software tokens and smart cards provide robust user authentication for remote access. Organizations can use them in other situations needing strong authentication.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
    • RSA SecurID System
    • RSA SecurID Authenticators
    • How the RSA SecurID System Works
    • RSA ACE/Server
    • RSA SecurID Web Express
    • RSA SecurID Select
    • Customer Support
    • Professional Services
  • Analysis
    • Where Is RSA SecurID Used?
    • RSA SecurID Hardware Tokens
    • RSA SecurID Software Tokens
    • Token Deployment
    • Authentication Mode
    • Robust and Scalable Authentication Server
    • Migration to Public Key Authentication and Other PKI Services
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
    • Hardware Tokens Are Easy to Use
    • Technology Support Is Exceptionally Broad
  • Limitations
    • Unencrypted Communication Can Expose a User's Username and PIN
    • Hardware Tokens Must Be Replaced Every Few Years
  • Insight

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