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Security Dynamics Introduces User Authorization Program

Security Dynamics Technologies launched today the SecurID Protected Program, a user authentication system designed to assist companies in incorporating the technology into their own extranets and virtual private network (VPN) products.

Security Dynamics' SecurID technology provides two-way user authentication, which aims to prevent unauthorized access to secure data hosted on corporate networks.

Prior to accessing a corporate VPN or extranet, a user will be asked to enter a PIN (personal identification number), as well as a unique tokencode generated automatically every 60 seconds. The two means of authentication aim to strengthen the level of security when blocking unwarranted access to secure data.

Aventail Corporation and Bay Networks are charter members of the program. Under the terms of the membership, the two companies will be able to bundle Security Dynamic's authentication and token technology with their products: Aventail with its VPN product line, and Bay Networks with its Extranet Switch solutions.

The SecurID Program provides members with a two-user license to its ACE/Server authentication and security administration software, as well as two SoftID software tokens.