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RSA announces new RSA® Adaptive Authentication Solution

November 2012 by Emmanuelle Lamandé

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, announced major enhancements to its RSA® Adaptive Authentication On Premise solution designed to help organizations in wide range of industries achieve the right balance of security against advanced threats, like those posed by Zeus, Citadel and the recently discovered Gozi Prinimalka Trojan, without compromising end user experience.

Powered by the RSA® Risk Engine, the RSA Adaptive Authentication solution is engineered to mitigate the risk of account takeover by using a ’Big Data’ approach to risk, drawing from a series of more than 100 different risk indicators, including device identification and behavior profiling, to validate user activity. With an estimated 30 million pieces of malware targeting end users for account takeover, the latest RSA Adaptive Authentication solution is built to address changing customer requirements for convenience and ease of use while providing effective security against cybercriminal threats.

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 latest 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 - Detects and flags fraudulent changes to end users’ browser display via MITB attacks which attempt to either manipulate payments or harvest additional user credentials like social security number, credit card number or PIN.

- Man vs. Machine Protection - Defends against advanced Trojans using automated script attacks to fraudulently add payees and transfer money to mule accounts. RSA Adaptive Authentication software utilizes innovative Man vs. Machine protection to determine whether mouse or keystroke movements are associated with data input. Additionally, the RSA Adaptive Authentication solution differentiates between users who have the browser auto complete feature turned on and can adjust the risk score accordingly.

- Proxy Attack Detection - Cybercriminals utilize proxy attacks to log on to banks from a proxy IP address that can allow penetration of user accounts via the genuine end user IP to gain positive device identification. RSA Adaptive Authentication solutions determine when a login or transaction is being performed via a proxy which is anomalous to the user by identifying the true IP used, and dynamically adjusts the risk response appropriately.

RSA has updated the RSA Adaptive Authentication On Premise solution’s innovative and dedicated 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).

In addition, the RSA Adaptive Authentication solution now protects against account takeover fraud in the ATM channel by assessing ATM-specific activity including date and time of access, transaction amount, frequency of withdrawal, ATM owner and ID and location of ATM 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 ATM machines.

Availability

RSA Adaptive Authentication On Premise 7.0 is available now.




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