With the IDG 9074® Remote Access Controller™, you
can restrict an individual’s access to particular
systems, based on their duties; that is, the role they
play—for example, if you have systems A, B, and C,
you can ensure certain individuals can only access
systems A and B, but not C.
So, operators in training could connect to training
systems but wouldn’t be able to access those used
User IDs and passwords have long been a mainstay in
controlling access. But increasingly, we see that the
are able to thwart them. Something more is needed -
something that can’t be compromised.
The IDG 9074 Remote Access Controller supports the latest
in such security paradigms: dual-party authentication
(sometimes called “two-factor
authentication”). The user must supply two pieces
of information (“factors”) before a
connection will be allowed.
One factor, known to the user, is the user ID/password
combination. However, because this factor could be
compromised, the user must also supply another factor,
which that user alone has. A small device, often
attachable to a key chain, supplies this second factor as
a pseudo-random number, which changes automatically at
intervals (often, every minute).
After entering the user ID/password factor, the user
enters the random-number factor. The IDG 9074 sends this
secure server for authentication. If this is successful,
the connection is completed—otherwise, the user is
not allowed to connect. In combination with RSA, a leader
in authentication technology, SecureAgent has
authentication into the IDG 9074, providing both
mainframe and mid- range systems with extra assurance
authorized users have access.