RSA® Announces the Release of RSA Authentication Manager 8.4

Document created by RSA Product Team Employee on Dec 13, 2018Last modified by RSA Product Team Employee on Jan 7, 2019
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Summary:

RSA® announces the release of RSA Authentication Manager (AM) 8.4, a major component in the RSA SecurID® Access product portfolio.

 

RSA SecurID Access customers are expanding their authentication infrastructure to the RSA Cloud Authentication Service and are utilizing mobile Multifactor Authentication (MFA) that includes push notification, one-time password (OTP), biometrics, FIDO and more to access Cloud and SaaS applications.  In RSA Authentication Manager 8.4, RSA has simplified the integration with the Cloud Authentication Service by automatically registering new MFA users in RSA Authentication Manager.   

 

RSA Authentication Manager 8.4 comes with key enhancements to further its security and dependability that our customers have come to expect.  

 

Enable the Journey for Existing SecurID Token Deployments and Users.

Tighter integration between the Cloud Authentication Service and RSA Authentication Manager allows new users enrolling for mobile Multifactor Authentication (MFA) to protect SaaS Cloud applications to be automatically enrolled in RSA Authentication Manager. This integration provides faster time to value managing the solution.  Additionally, it also allows MFA users to take advantage of the Emergency Access Services available in RSA Authentication Manager.

 

Major Platform Upgrade Enhances Best-In-Class Enterprise Grade Security

The overall security profile has been ehanced with platform updates to Java 8, WebLogic v12.2, and SUSE SLES 12.3. RSA has updated the FIPS-compliant cryptographic library to RSA BSAFE® Crypto Library J 6.2, which delivers FIPS-certified cryptographic implementations including:

  • Internal communications between primary and replica instances and web-tier servers
  • Sensitive database records
  • Web-console interfaces
  • Dynamic seed provisioning
  • Backup and restore operations
  • LDAP connections
  • A host of other services

Other components may use non-FIPS-compliant algorithms as needed to support backward compatibility.

 

Syslog log messages are encrypted and can be sent to multiple external servers to meet internal and external compliance initiatives.  Plus, secure backup to Windows Servers utilizing SMB v2 or SMB v3 greatly improves the data in-transit security model. 

 

Note: As part of the stronger security profile, Authentication Manager no longer supports 1024-bit certificates for the LDAPS protocol or custom console certificates. Before upgrading to RSA Authentication Manager 8.4, certificates that are at least 2048 bits are required.

 

For additional documentation, downloads, and more, visit the RSA SecurID Access page on RSA Link.

 

EOPS Policy:

RSA has a defined End of Primary Support policy associated with all major versions. Please refer to the Product Version Life Cycle for additional details.

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