Cloud authentication comes to CA

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Cloud authentication comes to CA

Supports mobiles and tagless device identification.

CA Technologies has announced the launch of an authentication cloud service to offer mobile authentication and 'tagless' device identification.

Using technology gained from buying Arcot last October, the CA Advanced Authentication Cloud Service, formerly known as Arcot A-OK for Enterprise, now offers security 'to, for and from' the cloud, the company said.

It said that the service is a highly scalable, multi-tenant and configurable software-as-a-service application. It integrates with CA SiteMinder to determine what level of authentication is required.

The tagless device identification can identify a device to fingerprint individual devices and help combat fraud and protect user privacy. The mobile authentication application turns a smartphone or tablet device into a secure, authentication device that creates a one-time-password.

“Today organisations are under more pressure than ever to evaluate their security solutions and how they are deployed," said Michael Denning, general manager of security at CA Technologies.

"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.

“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 login and transaction.”

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