authentication token


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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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While his wife and children are happy with the distraction, and the wine is very tasty, unfortunately without his authentication token Paul can only access public systems and newswires to read what's happening back in London.
Rainbow's products include secure Web server and VPN acceleration boards, anti-piracy and Internet software distribution solutions, software metering and management tools, voice, data and satellite security systems, USB-based authentication tokens and smart card readers.
Unipalm will now provide the NetSwift iGate product to its customers alongside the iKey authentication token from Rainbow.
These include Salt Group's hybrid transaction authentication token MSign, MCode or SMS authentication tokens.
The integrated software/hardware system, which is designed to allow businesses to implement powerful authentication into their existing e-business infrastructure, consists of Secure's PKI-ready SafeWord Plus strong authentication technology for safe, secure e-business extranets and Rainbow's iKey 2000 authentication token.
Worldwide Computer Products News-1 March 2000-Algorithmic Research releases portable authentication token (C)1995-2000 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
Strong authentication technology," said James Bond, Chief Technology Officer for IceWEB, "increases security by combining something the user knows (their username and PIN) with something they have (a randomly-generated two-factor authentication token passcode).
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-5 December 2001-Rainbow Technologies wins iKey authentication token contract in Australia (C)1994-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.

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