M-Systems (Nasdaq: FLSH), a leader in smart personal storage, and RSA Security today announced a partnership pursuant to which M-Systems expects to utilize RSA SecurID two-factor authentication technology across multiple personal storage products, platforms and markets.
From M-Systems' MegaSIM platform to its USB-based secure storage token platform, in the mobile, consumer and enterprise markets, the amalgamation of the companies' respective technologies is set to increase data security while keeping end-user implementation intuitive and simple.
Two-factor authentication solutions are strongly recommended to combat the growing epidemics of identity theft, phishing and other security breaches and are particularly important for industries such as banking, telecommunications and transportation where sensitive data is being used, accessed, carried and transmitted.
"At a time when identity and corporate data theft are on the rise, users are looking for smarter products offering the maximum level of security and personal value to the end user without impacting convenience or ease-of-use. Adding RSA SecurID technology to our smart personal storage solutions will provide a high level of protection and peace of mind across multiple platforms," said Noam Kedem, vice president of marketing, M-Systems. "Our partnership with RSA Security can enable M-Systems to offer strong two-factor authentication ensuring users can securely access and control their online accounts, data and services wherever and whenever they choose. It is a perfect example of how we make personal storage smarter."
"We are very pleased to be working with M-Systems in order to provide increased flexibility for organizations utilizing smart personal storage, as well as two-factor authentication," said Toffer Winslow, vice president of product marketing and management at RSA Security. "Embedding our strong authentication technology into M-Systems' product lines can deliver phenomenal advantages to end-users and application providers alike. There is a strong synergy between our companies in multiple markets - mobile, consumer and enterprise, and we look forward to what the future holds for our joint efforts."
The companies plan to jointly approach their existing and new customers to promote the fruits of their collaboration. As guidance from agencies such as FFIEC drive broader interest in two-factor authentication options, this joint solution is expected to provide an attractive option to organizations seeking to ensure compliance and improved security.