Identity And Access Management

The Top 10 Alternatives To RSA SecurID

Discover the ten best alternatives to SecurID identity and access management. Explore solutions including MFA, SSO, risk-based and passwordless authentication, and identity governance.

The Top 10 Alternatives to RSA SecurID include:
  • 1. Cisco Secure Access by Duo
  • 2. HID Advanced Multi-Factor Authentication
  • 3. Okta Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
  • 4. OneLogin SmartFactor Authentication
  • 5. Ping Identity Single Sign-On
  • 6. Prove Auth
  • 7. SailPoint Identity IQ
  • 8. Saviynt Identity Governance & Administration (IGA)
  • 9. SecureAuth Identity Platform
  • 10. Yubico YubiKey

RSA SecurID is a comprehensive identity governance and access management platform that enables organizations to secure employee access to company assets and secure customer access to digital services.

The solution features a range of powerful features that enable businesses to easily verify the identities of users—including multi-factor authentication (MFA), passwordless authentication, risk-based authentication and single sign-on (SSO)—as well as identity governance and administration (IGA) tools that help ensure that the right users have access to the right resources.

SecurID is a strong solution that offers a wide range of deployment options and granular policy configurations. This makes it popular particularly amongst larger enterprises and organizations that need to configure detailed access policies to meet strict compliance requirements.

But not all organizations will need every feature that SecurID offers, and choosing a platform with too many features can be overwhelming for smaller businesses without the resource available to manage those features. Because of this, some organizations may wish to look for an alternative solution to secure user access to company systems and applications.

In this article, we’ll explore the top alternatives to RSA SecurID. To help you find the best solution to secure your business—without having to invest in unwanted or complex features—we’ve included products that each offer a specific access management functionality, including MFA, passwordless authentication, risk-based authentication, SSO, and identity governance. We’ll give you some background information on each provider and the key features of its solution, as well as the type of customer that they are most suitable for.

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Duo Security (acquired by Cisco in 2018) is a market-leading provider of user authentication and access management solutions that are designed to be user-friendly and easy to manage, while providing security teams with deep levels of insight into account security across their organization. Duo offers a wide range of access security products, including multi-factor authentication, remote access and device trust management, adaptive access, and single sign-on. Cisco Secure Access by Duo is its SSO solution, which adds 2FA to all workplace apps via SAML 2.0.

With Cisco Secure Access by Duo, users can access all of their on-prem and cloud applications by signing into a central dashboard using their existing directory credentials. This mitigates the risk of password reuse and users creating weak, memorable passwords—both of which make it easier for an attacker to crack a password using brute force. As well as enabling users to sign in to any SAML-compatible app using one set of credentials, Cisco Secure Access by Duo secures access to user app dashboards with two-factor authentication. The solution supports authentication via the Duo Push mobile app, biometrics provided by WebAuthn’s TouchID, and physical and digital tokens.

Cisco Secure Access by Duo is cloud-based, which makes it easy to deploy and integrate with your existing security infrastructure. Customers commend the solution’s ease of use, and MSPs praise its multi-tenant dashboard that enables them to easily manage Duo across all of their clients’ devices. We recommend Cisco Secure Access by Duo as a strong alternative to RSA SecurID for businesses of all sizes looking to protect their users’ accounts via simple yet secure single sign-on.

You can find out more about Duo Security’s identity solutions in our interview with Advisory CISO and Strategist, Wolfgang Goerlich.

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HID is a market-leading provider of worry-free, enterprise-grade identity verification and authentication solutions. Its broad range of physical and logical (virtual) identity security solutions currently secures over 85 million user identities worldwide. HID’s zero trust Advanced Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) solution sits within its Identity and Access Management suite alongside other risk-based identity management products. With Advanced MFA, businesses can secure user access to corporate applications, networks, and VPNs, to help prevent account takeover attacks, as well as secure access to physical sites.

HID’s Advanced MFA is built upon a converged credential ecosystem that enables secure access to both physical and virtual assets. The solution supports authentication via HID’s own hardware tokens, PKI-based smart cards, digital certificates, mobile push notifications, and biometrics. Advanced MFA also supports single sign-on, helping to eliminate password fatigue and minimize the number of password-related tickets that are raised with the help desk. Finally, the solution offers powerful reporting and analytics functionality, which enables admins to see who is accessing which part of the network. This can help inform role-based access policies, as well as prove compliance with data protection standards.

Advanced MFA is popular amongst organizations in the finance and government industries due to the high levels of security it provides, as well as its granular management functionality. The solution deploys on-prem and in the cloud, making it highly scalable and suitable for organizations with remote or hybrid workers. As such, we recommend HID’s Advanced MFA as a strong solution for larger enterprises looking to protect and monitor access to virtual accounts, as well as those who may want to implement more stringent on-site access security.

You can find out more about HID’s IAM solutions in our interview with Senior VP and Managing Director, Brad Jarvis.

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Okta is a market-leading provider of identity and access management solutions for mid to large enterprises. Okta’s Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is their cloud-based MFA solution, designed to protect organizations against credential theft and identity fraud by requiring users (including employees and customers) to verify their identities in two of more ways before they’re granted access to corporate accounts. Okta’s Adaptive MFA is compatible with workforce-facing and customer-facing apps, and supports a wide range of authentication methods to enable users to sign in secure on any device, from any location.

Okta’s Adaptive MFA is risk-based, meaning that users are only prompted for further verification if their login is considered risky. Admins can create rules to outline which authentication methods should be used for which risk levels, helping ensure security and compliance while enabling low-risk logins to continue without unnecessary friction. Adaptive MFA supports authentication via security questions, OTPs, Okta’s mobile app and biometrics, among other methods—enabling all users to authenticate in whichever method they prefer.

Okta’s Adaptive MFA is praised by customers for its ease of use, particularly for end users, and its excellent integrations with Okta’s other IAM products, such as their password manager. Some customers note that initial deployment and implementation can be complex. We recommend OKTA’s Adaptive MFA as a strong alternative to RSA SecurID for mid-size to large enterprises looking for an effective MFA product with granular policy configuration options, and which supports a wide range of authentication methods.

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OneLogin is a popular provider of identity and access management solutions that focuses on delivering user- and developer-friendly security. Its vendors suite of identity solutions is currently trusted by over 2,500 companies worldwide. SmartFactor Authentication is OneLogin’s risk-based authentication solution, which protects organizations against account takeover without adding unnecessary friction to the user login experience.

OneLogin’s SmartFactor Authentication solution uses its Vigilance AI technology to assign each login attempt a risk score based on the contextual information associated with each login attempt—such as user location, device type and user behavior. Access is then granted, denied, or challenged by requesting up to two further levels of identity verification. SmartFactor Authentication supports authentication natively via security questions, push notifications from the OneLogin Protect app, SMS, email and voice OTPs, and biometrics. It also offers integrations with other third-party MFA providers, should your business require a different method of authentication or already be using MFA but want to add a risk-based element to reduce friction. From the management console, admins can create policies that tell the system when access should be granted or denied, and when further authentication should be required. These can be created per user or per app.

As well as risk-based authentication, OneLogin’s solution checks new passwords against a database of compromised credentials. This helps prevent the use of stolen passwords and mitigates the risk of account compromise via brute force. Customers praise OneLogin for the solution’s user-friendly interface, the frictionless login experience provided, and its integrations with other identity tools. As such, we recommend SmartFactor Authentication as an alterative to RSA SecurID for mid-sized organizations that want to secure their user accounts with MFA, without slowing down the login experience for their users.

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Ping Identity is a market leader in the user authentication and access management space, and is currently trusted to manage over two billion identities globally. Available as part of its PingOne platform, Ping Identity’s Single Sign-On enables organizations to secure access to corporate accounts, while making it easier for users to access all of their apps without having to create a new set of credentials for each one. The solution offers on-prem, cloud and hybrid deployment options, and is compatible with mobile, on-prem and cloud apps.

Ping Identity SSO offers businesses a central authentication service that all apps can use to verify users’ identities. This means that users need only sign in and authenticate via Ping SSO—using one set of credentials—to access all of their workplace apps. Ping SSO supports OAuth, OpenID Connect, SAML and WS-Federation identity standards, and offers integrations with a wide range of third-party apps and identity providers to ensure that users are secured, no matter what device they’re signing in from or what application they want to use. All SSO-enabled logins are also secured with adaptive or risk-based MFA, which can be managed by your security team from the central management console.

Ping Identity’s Single Sign-On is praised by customers for its ease-of-use, reliability, and ease of deployment. Ping’s wide range of pricing options and plans, and the scalability offered via its cloud deployment offering, make this product a strong alternative to RSA SecurID for any sized organization looking to implement SSO to secure and streamline the login process for their end users.

You can find out more about Ping Identity’s SSO and MFA solutions in our interview with Executive Advisor, Aubrey Turner.

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Prove is an identity and access management provider that specializes in mobile-first and passwordless authentication. Prove’s identity platform is built around its Phone-Centric Identity™ technology, which uses users’ cell phones and phone numbers as their primary authentication method—rather than having users enter a password. Prove’s Phone-Centric technology verifies user identities deterministically and with certainty, rather than basic access permissions on a probabilistic system. More than 1,000 companies—including 8 of the top 10 US banks— rely on its solutions to mitigate account fraud while streamlining the login experience for users.

Available as a standalone solution or as part of Prove’s Phone-Centric identity platform, Prove Auth is an MFA solution that supports a wide range of passwordless authentication methods, including the user’s phone number. This allows the solution to verify that a user is who they say they are, that they are in possession of the device being used to sign in at that time, and that they’ve had that phone number for a significant length of time—all while mitigating the risk of password fatigue. Prove Auth also offers integrations with Prove’s biometric authentication solutions, GaitAuth and MobileAuth, which enable businesses to verify user identities based on behavioral biometric authenticators such as the way in which a user walks, or how they interact with their device.

Prove is praised by customers for its ease of use for both admins and end users, and its reliability. The solution is particularly popular amongst organizations in the finance industry that are looking to eliminate fraudulent accounts. We recommend Prove as a strong alternative to RSA SecurID for organizations looking to implement a robust, passwordless authentication method to secure user access to corporate assets, and for businesses that want to secure customer access to digital services.

You can find out more about Prove’s passwordless authentication in our interview with VP and UK Country Manager, Keiron Dalton.

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SailPoint Technologies is a cybersecurity provider that specialises in identity management and governance solutions. Identity IQ is its identity and access management solution designed to enable businesses to mitigate credential-related breaches and account compromise, while gaining valuable insights into account usage across the business at a user level—including not only employee access, but also partner, contractor and bot access.

SailPoint Identity IQ enables security teams to configure granular access policies to secure accounts against credential theft and brute force attacks, while also allowing them to demonstrate compliance with strict data protection standards. The platform offers AI-driven recommendations that help inform whether access requests are safe and should be granted, or risky and should be denied. Identity IQ also monitors and logs historical user access patterns, which can be used by security teams for compliance reporting and forensics in the case of a data breach. Finally, the platform extends its offering to protect not only application access, but also file access, by locating sensitive data and enabling admins to apply appropriate access controls. This ensures that users can only access the data they need within each application, reducing the risk of privilege-related attacks.

Identity IQ is praised by customers for the holistic, comprehensive overview it gives them of access to all their applications. They also praise its customizability and intuitive interface. Some customers, however, note that initial implementation can be complex. Because of this, we recommend Identity IQ as an alternative to RSA SecurID for larger enterprise that want not only to secure access to their users’ accounts, but also gain detailed insights into account usage for compliance purposes.

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Saviynt is a cybersecurity vendor that offers identity-governance-as-a-Service, delivering a flexible, scalable solution to protect cloud environments against identity and access-related breaches. As well as providing security against account takeover, Saviynt Identity Governance & Administration (IGA) provides businesses with clear insights into their access ecosystems, enabling them to achieve and demonstrate compliance with strict data protection standards and more easily manage access requests from anywhere, at any time.

Saviynt provides admins with deep insights into account access organization-wide, and delivers AI-driven recommendations as to whether access should be granted or denied based on the contextual risk of each access attempt. Using this data, admins can make informed decisions when managing access requests—which they can do from anywhere, via Saviynt’s mobile app. Admins can manage all human and machine identities via the central dashboard. From here, they can also grant just-in-time access to help prevent the risks associated with standing privileges and mitigate lateral account compromise.

Saviynt is commended by customers as being a reliable identity governance solution. They praise its ease of use thanks to intuitive, automated workflows, and its strong customization options that don’t detract from its ease of implementation. As such, we recommend Saviynt IGA as a strong alternative to RSA SecurID for organizations that are looking for deeper insights into user and machine access across their business, and would benefit from data-driven recommendations on how to improve access security.

You can find out more about Saviynt’s IGA and privileged access management solutions in our interview with CEO Amit Saha.

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SecureAuth is an identity and access management solution designed to mitigate credential-related breaches and account compromise. To achieve this, the SecureAuth Identity Platform secures accounts with risk-based authentication—‚which is driven by AI-powered analytics, granular access policy configurations, and integrated single sign-on. The platform supports up to 30 different authentication methods and offers on-prem, cloud, and hybrid deployments. This, in addition to its full-featured API, enables any organization to leverage the SecureAuth platform to prevent identity-related breaches.

The SecureAuth Identity Platform uses artificial intelligence to analyze the context of each login attempt, searching for high-risk or anomalous login behaviors. Based on this analysis, each login attempt is assigned a risk score; if a login is considered high-risk, SecureAuth prompts the user to provide further verification of their identity. Users can authenticate via almost 30 different methods, which means that organizations can verify all logins, no matter what device an employee is using. Admins can configure access policies from the central management console, as well as generate reports into account usage and login activity. Reports can be chosen from the SecureAuth template library, or created from scratch to meet your business’ specific requirements.

Customers praise SecureAuth’s Identity Platform for its intuitive interface and the ease of deployment. The adaptive authentication is thorough and provides a high level of security, without negatively impacting the user login experience. We recommend the SecureAuth Identity Platform as a strong alternative to RSA SecurID for organizations looking for reliable risk-based authentication that’s easy to deploy and supports a wide range of authentication options.

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Yubico is a market-leading identity and access management provider the focuses on delivering security against account takeover and other credential-related breaches, while streamlining the login process for end users. Their IAM product suite is currently trusted by millions of users in 160 countries to provide secure access to nearly 1,000 applications. YubiKey is Yubico’s passwordless authentication solution, which verifies user identities to grant access to networks, apps and online services without having to remember a code or download any software.

Yubico’s YubiKeys are portable hardware authentication devices that users can plug into their device’s USB port or tap against their NFC-enabled smartphone to authenticate. The device itself is robust and water-resistant, and doesn’t require any software installations or batteries to function. The YubiKey supports WebAuth/FIDO2, FIDO U2F, OTP and smart card authentication protocols, and admins can configure alterative 2FA methods as a backup should a user lose their YubiKey.

YubiKey supports both cloud and on-prem deployments, and Yubico currently offers a range of keys at different price points to meet specific business needs. Existing customers praise Yubico’s YubiKey solution for their ease of use and the high level of security they provide, as well as the ease of initial implementation for admins—thanks to the solution’s pre-enrollment and self-enrollment options. We recommend YubiKey as a strong alternative to RSA SecurID for larger enterprises looking to mitigate credential- and password-related risks and provide their users with quick, secure access to their corporate accounts.

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