RSA Announces the April 2021 Release of RSA SecurID Access
The April 2021 release of RSA SecurID Access contains the following features.
RSA to Enforce TLS 1.2 for all Cloud Authentication Service Connections Beginning May 15, 2021
RSA will enforce TLS 1.2 for all Cloud Authentication Service connections beginning on May 15, 2021. If you have not updated your connections to TLS 1.2, you must do so immediately to ensure uninterrupted connectivity. For details, see this advisory.
Passwordless Authentication Through MFA Agent 2.1 for Microsoft Windows
A modern, passwordless sign-in experience enables the dynamic workforce to be more productive while protecting the organization’s critical data wherever the user may be. This update to the Windows agent enables passwordless authentication to Windows 10 laptops and desktops using a FIDO2 security key with a USB connector for both online and offline authentication. For more information, see this blog and RSA® Authentication Agent for Microsoft Windows Documentation.
RSA also has released version 2.0.3 of the existing 2.0.x agent that resolves a number of customer-reported issues.
Improved Email Templates for Device Registration and Emergency Access
In email templates used for sending targeted device registration and emergency access emails, the signature field has been expanded to allow up to 2000 characters. For instructions on configuring emails, see Configure Email Notifications.
New and Updated Third-Party Integrations from RSA Ready
The following integrations were recently completed by RSA or certified by RSA through the RSA Ready Technology Partner Program. These integrations all use SAML as the protocol for authentication. For Implementation Guides, see RSA SecurID Access Integrations.
BasicOps (new, IDP/SP and Relying Party) - Helps you manage tasks in your organization.
Harness (new, IDP/SP and Relying Party) - Designed to provide a simple, safe, and secure way for engineering and DevOps teams to release applications into production.
Hub Planner (new, IDP/SP) – Resource management platform delivering resource scheduling, time sheets, and project planning.
Kintone (update, IDP/SP) - Provides a teamwork platform with a visual application builder that empowers individuals, teams and organizations to effectively manage their data and workflow for better collaboration.
OnceHub (new, IDP/SP and Relying Party) - Meeting and appointment scheduling software.
PeopleHR (update, IDP/SP and added Relying Party) - Provides a platform for all key human resource functions, including applicant tracking, personnel tracking, performance review, and more.
Pipedrive (new, IDP/SP and Relying Party) - A sales management tool that helps prioritize deals, track performance and predict revenue.
Pivotal Tracker (new, IDP/SP and Relying Party) – Product planning and management software facilitating team communication and collaboration.
Quickbase (new, IDP/SP and Relying Party) – Application development platform enabling business and IT teams to create an ecosystem of applications.
Storychief (new, Relying Party) – Tool to manage content marketing; blogs, social media, and employee advocacy.
Tableau (update, IDP/SP and Relying Party) - Analytics platform fully hosted in the cloud, that allows organizations to build, share, and collaborate around data discoveries.
Sneak Preview of Upcoming Features
Within the next few months, RSA SecurID Access plans to release the following features.
RSA SecurID Software Token App to Become the New SecurID App!
An all-new card-style user interface--designed for improved usability and greater accessibility—will make it easier than ever for iOS and Android users to manage multiple tokens, generate tokencodes, and view token information all in one place. The new SecurID app will be an upgrade from the existing RSA SecurID Software Token app.
Develop Custom Apps with the New Mobile SDK
Your organization will be able to develop its own custom mobile app with full control over the user experience, including the app look and feel, to provide users with secure and seamless authentication. The SDK will support passwordless sign-in, as well as a single identity backplane for enterprise and consumer use cases.
Cloud-Managed SecurID 700 Tokens
Unleash the full potential of the cloud authentication platform with native support for SID700 hardware tokens in the Cloud Authentication Service to meet specific regulatory, security, and business requirements. An Authentication Manager deployment is not required.
RSA SecurID Access is on Track for FedRAMP Authorization
The Federal Risk and Management Program’s Joint Authorization Board (FedRAMP JAB) announced it is prioritizing RSA SecurID Access for a slot to work with the JAB to achieve a Provisional Authorization to Operate (P-ATO). By prioritizing RSA SecurID Access, the JAB – the primary governance and decision-making body for FedRAMP, consisting of the CIOs from the Department of Homeland Security, General Services Administration, and Department of Defense – signals that RSA is on its way to securing access for federal agencies and public sector organizations in the cloud. For more information see our blog.