CA Technologies Adds Mobility and More to its Advanced Authentication Cloud Security Service
Embracing Technologies from its Arcot Acquisition, Company Adds New Integration with CA SiteMinder for Improved Security
Islandia, NY – February 16, 2011 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today announced added capabilities in its CA Advanced Authentication Cloud Service including tagless device identification, mobile authentication, and new levels of integration with CA SiteMinder
that improve Web application and information security.
Having completed the Arcot acquisition in October 2010, CA Technologies immediately added the CA Advanced Authentication Cloud Service (formerly known as Arcot A-OK for Enterprise) to its arsenal of security solutions to fulfill part of its cloud strategy to provide security “to, for and from” the cloud.
CA Advanced Authentication Cloud Service is a highly scalable, multi-tenant and configurable software-as-a-service application that provides advanced authentication capabilities to organizations in a range of industries including financial services, technology, real estate, pharmaceutical and more. The technology driving this cloud security service currently verifies 150 million identities and helps prevent fraud for approximately one million online credit and debit transactions each day.
“Today organizations are under more pressure than ever to evaluate their security solutions and how they are deployed. Some opt to move to the cloud, some opt to keep things on-premise, while many are adopting a hybrid model using both cloud services and on-premise software,” said Mike Denning, general manager, Security, CA Technologies. “CA Technologies Identity and Access Management solutions are developed to address the needs of our customers no matter how they want their security solution delivered. The new features in CA Advanced Authentication Cloud Service and in CA Arcot WebFort and CA Arcot RiskFort on premise solutions help address security concerns of a growing mobile workforce, and step up the authentication levels with every log-in and transaction.”
CA Advanced Authentication Cloud Service includes the following updates:
• New integrations with CA SiteMinder for improved security: The risk score that CA Advanced Authentication Cloud Service assigns to a potential login or transaction is now used by CA SiteMinder to better determine what level of authentication is required. Previously the Arcot technology provided only “yes” or “no” guidance to CA SiteMinder to proceed with authentication. With this improved integration, CA SiteMinder uses the risk score to determine if the action requires a higher form of authentication, improving security as well as productivity for the customer. For example, a risk score may be policy-approved to access email, but it may not be high enough to access a payroll application without a stronger form of authentication.
• Mobile Authentication Application: Mobile devices have become as ubiquitous as a purse or wallet. The mobile authentication application, which features the CA Arcot OTP technology, turns a smart phone, iPad™ or other mobile device into a secure, authentication device that creates a one-time-password and eliminates the need to carry additional authentication devices, such as a fob. Complementing other two-factor mobile authentication methods including CA ArcotID, this application uses patented technology to protect the keys from cryptographic attacks such as brute force or dictionary attacks.
These new features also are included in CA Arcot WebFort and CA Arcot RiskFort which can be deployed on-premise.
MLSListings Inc., a Silicon Valley-based regional Multiple Listing Service (MLS), knows the importance of providing secure yet flexible access to proprietary data for their real estate brokers and agents. “Brokers and agents require mobility – and need to have secure access to the MLS no matter where they are, what time of day it is or what device they are using to log-in,” said MLSListings’ President and CEO, Jim Harrison. “Using the mobility features in the CA Advanced Authentication Cloud Service gives our members the flexibility to serve their clients securely whether working from their PC, iPad, iPhone®, Android or other smart phone.”
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