Friday, October 14, 2005

RSA to test new Web authentication service

CNET "Looking for a way to get its security gadgets into the hands of average consumers, RSA Security plans to test a new Web authentication service.
The security company's new RSA Authentication Service is designed to let consumers securely access multiple Web sites using a single RSA security credential, such as the company's password-generating hardware tokens. RSA plans to test the service starting next month with four financial services companies, company executives said.
For example, a customer of both the eTrade brokerage and a Wells Fargo bank could use a single device to authenticate their identity on the companies' sites, RSA Chief Executive Officer Art Coviello said in a meeting with reporters Wednesday in San Francisco. eTrade and Wells Fargo are RSA customers, but RSA would not say whether they are part of the trial. "

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