Two-Factor Authentication for IBM i
Too many social engineering attacks and malicious insiders can attribute their success to hacking usernames and passwords. As organizations face mounting pressure to demonstrate secure and controlled access to sensitive data, demand for a more secure means of authentication also increases.
Powertech SecurID Agent for IBM i brings the full functionality of the market-leading RSA SecurID two-factor authentication solution to IBM i users.
Two-factor authentication increases your level of security because it is based on something you know (a password or PIN) and something you have (an authenticator).
Powertech SecurID Agent brings confidence to everyday transactions by providing secure access for employees, customers, and partners. Authentication can be added during initial sign-on via 5250 and when access is attempted using network access points, such as FTP, ODBC, and DDM/DRDA. Authentication is also available for file server and SQL server requests.
This targeted implementation allows you to apply extra controls only where required, striking the right balance between risk, cost, and convenience.
Key Features and Benefits
Unique Password Generation
The one-time password (generated every 60 seconds) coupled with the user’s PIN creates a combination that is nearly impossible for a hacker to guess.
Simple enrollment of users allows for a phased and quick implementation. There is no need to redevelop in-house or third-party applications.
A modern, intuitive interface is easy to use.
Administrators can better protect your corporate assets by enforcing a security check anywhere in their programs or menus by using the provided API.
Two-factor authentication makes it easy to enforce a robust access control policy and report on it for compliance.