RSA, Yubico Partner on FIDO2-enabled Authentication Solution

RSA, Yubico Partner on FIDO2-enabled Authentication Solution

Cybersecurity company RSA Security and Swedish security key maker Yubico have announced the Yubikey for RSA SecurID Access, a FIDO2-enabled hardware device.

The Yubikey for RSA will combine the FIDO2-enabled hardware with the benefits of enterprise-grade security and risk-based authentication of RSA SecurID Access.

FIDO2 is the overarching term for the newest set of specifications set by the FIDO Alliance, an open industry association focused on authentication standards.

“With ongoing support for FIDO, RSA continues to deliver modern authentication solutions and identity assurance to help enterprises meet business needs, provide a range of authentication options for users and protect their most valuable assets,” said Jim Ducharme, VP of Identity and Fraud & Risk Intelligence Products, RSA.

“Now, we’re enabling our customers to combine the robust, enterprise-grade identity assurance of RSA SecurID Access with YubiKey hardware devices, for secure and convenient authentication. The strategic partnership extends our support for FIDO in RSA SecurID Access allowing integration with applications from ground to cloud to address the evolving threats and challenges in today’s dynamic workforce,” he added.

RSA SecurID Access provides security for all users across all applications whether they are onsite or in the cloud. It features a range of authentication methods including both fingerprint and face biometric verification, as well as push notifications. Along with being a longstanding member of the FIDO Alliance, RSA also sits on the association’s Board of Directors.

The partnership will add to the range of authentication methods offered by the RSA SecurID Access Suite, while helping to create a simplified login experience by utilizing the Yubikey as a multi-protocol, hardware-based authentication solution.

The YubiKey for RSA SecurID Access is expected to become available starting in March of 2020.

December 12, 2019 – by Tony Bitzionis