CA Technologies announced today it has updated its token replacement program that offers customers using any security hardware token the opportunity to trade their tokens for CA ArcotID secure software credentials in a one-for-one swap.
CA Technologies will offer a three-year enterprise license for the CA ArcotID software credential, including the CA Arcot WebFort authentication server, for each hardware token, allowing customers who switch to do so paying only a maintenance fee.
“The inconvenience of carrying an additional key fob or device for today’s increasingly mobile workforce is not practical, and the difficulty of remediation in case of a hardware token breach is overwhelming,” said Mike Denning, general manager, security, CA Technologies. “CA ArcotID, with more than 30 million users, offers increased flexibility and simplicity of deployment, while providing unsurpassed security.”
Advantages to the CA ArcotID secure software credential in comparison to standalone hardware tokens for advanced authentication include simple deployment and management, flexibility and uncompromised security. The program will remain in effect through Sept. 30, 2011.