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RSA announces enhancements to Adaptive Authentication On Premise solution
[December 05, 2012]

RSA announces enhancements to Adaptive Authentication On Premise solution

Dec 05, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- RSA, The Security Division of EMC, has announced enhancements to its RSA Adaptive Authentication On Premise solution.

According to the company, organizations are constantly battling new forms of advanced threats. By incorporating additional Trojan detection features including Proxy and HTML injection protection, the RSA Adaptive Authentication On Premise solution is engineered to address Man in the Browser (MITB) and Man in the Middle (MITM), techniques employed by the new Trojan attacks, including Gozi Prinimalka, in an attempt to compromise end user accounts. With the RSA Adaptive Authentication solution, anomalous interactions are detected and flagged to the organization that can then take action to block, monitor or require additional authentication measures to complete a transaction.

RSA Adaptive Authentication includes new features designed to HTML Injection Protection, Man vs. Machine Protection and Proxy Attack Detection.

RSA has updated the RSA Adaptive Authentication On Premise solution's risk model to include location awareness and enhanced mobile device identification. Location awareness gathers location data through WiFi, cell tower triangulation and GPS to identify anomalous locations that are new to the user, fraudulent transaction attempts by impossible ground speed differences, and when an access attempt comes from a known high risk location. Additionally, mobile device characteristics are gathered through the RSA Adaptive Authentication platform for a mobile device or directly through a Software Development Kit (SDK), the company said.

In addition, the RSA Adaptive Authentication solution protects against account takeover fraud in the A channel by assessing ATM-specific activity including date and time of access, transaction amount, frequency of withdrawal, A owner and ID and location of A in order to assess risk. With the rise of ATM-based account takeover and mule withdrawal attacks, the RSA Adaptive Authentication solution has been enhanced to detect and monitor against these threats without requiring additional software to be installed on A machines, the company added.

Manoj Nair, General Manager, RSA Identity & Data Protection group said, "Account takeover is currently the single most important issue for many of our customers. As sophisticated malware continues to proliferate and cybercriminals evolve their methods, it's our responsibility to quickly adapt to help customers mitigate the threat. The enhancements made to the RSA Adaptive Authentication On Premise solution is part of a cohesive strategy designed to address the changing needs of our customers and mitigate ongoing risks associated with the latest malware hitting online, mobile and A channels." Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

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