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RSA releases dual purpose security token

RSA Security has released a combined token and smart card reader designed to reduce the amount of data employees need for security and authentication.

The SecurID ComboReader has been developed for use with RSA's ACE/Server security and authentication software.

ACE/Server is a two-factor authentication system that RSA offers for e-business and remote access customers. Two-factor authentication requires users to provide two pieces of identification data: something they have - in this case a token - and something they know, such as a password.

The SecurID ComboReader works as a token and offers a smart card reader for future use, according to Ted Kamionek, senior product manager of smart cards at RSA.

The device is aimed at businesses that already use token-based authentication and are unsure about their future technology direction, but are considering smart cards, he said.

For companies using tokens that might move to smart cards within a few years, the SecurID ComboReader "allows people to hedge their bet towards a more complicated technology solution," he said.

The SecurID ComboReader will be available worldwide by the end of February and will cost $66 (£45) each in quantities of 1,000. The device plugs in to both serial and USB ports.

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