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authentication token

A security device given to authorized users who keep them in their possession. To log in to the network, the security "card" or "token" may be read directly like a credit card, or it may display a changing number code that is typed in as the password or in addition to a primary password. USB-based tokens plug directly into the computer.

The code can also be implemented entirely in software, and these "soft tokens" can be generated in a PC or smartphone. See SecurID card, challenge/response, authentication and security protocol.
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Rainbow's iKey is the industry's leading family of USB-based Web authentication tokens, and is available in versions for Microsoft Windows 2000 environments, as well as for public key infrastructure (PKI) and high-assurance environments.
company, announced that SC Magazine selected the iKey 2000 and iKey 1000 authentication tokens for two "Pick of 2001" Awards.
IDC believes that Rainbow's investment in product development, engineering and marketing for USB tokens well positions their iKey authentication token to be a leading product in this growing market segment.
Rainbow's partnership with Celo has succeeded by strengthening PKI support for our iKey authentication token," said Shawn Abbott, chief technology officer, Rainbow.
Nasdaq: DKEY), an international leader in smart card-based information security solutions, announced today they signed a joint partnership agreement to develop and build future generations of Rainbow's iKey USB-based personal authentication tokens.
com) user-friendly two-factor authentication tokens has enabled Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) to positively identify field workers by phone during the critical "Red Tagging" process - instantly eliminating 60 percent of associated travel time.
The SafeNet iKey authentication token offers a compact hardware solution for authentication and digital identity management.
The contract involves the following services - Licenses for RSA Authentication Manager Base Edition for physical tokens / software and licenses for tokens on demand- Strong authentication tokens RSA SID 700 compatible with RSA Authentication Manager Base Edition,- Tokens software compatible with RSA Authentication Manager Base Edition,- Tokens on demand- Monitoring / support for the licenses of RSA Authentication Manager Base Edition software- Provision of technical assistance to the RSA Authentication Manager product (eg installation of a major upgrade of the product and supply of related documentation in French).
The company said technology currently in pre-beta will allow users of SecurID two-factor authentication tokens to replace the Windows login on their PCs with SecurID logins, further reducing the number of passwords to be remembered.
PARIS, France -- OpenTrust, the Next-Gen IT security software publisher, today announced the availability of its new online Self Care Web Portal for easy online management of strong authentication tokens and cards.

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