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information security

The protection of information and information systems against unauthorized access or modification of information, whether in storage, processing, or transit, and against denial of service to authorized users. Information security includes those measures necessary to detect, document, and counter such threats. Information security is composed of computer security and communications security. Also called INFOSEC. See also communications security; computer security; information security; information system.
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For example, users who possess a SecurID card will be able to authenticate themselves using the card before signing on to their applications via Vergence SignOn Manager.
It can only be accessed with a PIN and a SecurID card, whose code changes every 60 seconds.
With this certification, getAccess users, spanning employees, customers, partners or suppliers, may simply use their SecurID card and a standard browser to gain secure access to Web-based information.
technologies such as SDTI's SecurID card, PCSL's StopLock V
The SecurID card is a patented, credit card-sized token that displays a randomly generated access code that changes every 60 seconds.
It is the only family of ISDN products that works in conjunction with the SecurID card and Ace Server from Security Dynamics Corporation, the leader in token-based security systems.
For instance, Security Dynamics' SecurID card is required for log on to any secured application, providing true two-factor user authentication.
More sensitive applications, such as human resources or financial databases, that demand a higher level of user identification assurance would typically rely on two-factor user authentication hardware tokens such as the SecurID Card and SecurID Key Fob.
The SecurID Card and the SecurID PINPAD Card, Security Dynamics' popular access control tokens, will continue to be available, providing network managers and users with a choice of token form factors to secure their networks.
It also integrates with other security technologies such as SDTI's SecurID card, PCSL's StopLock V and RACF PassTicket.
The SecurID Card provides dynamic, two-factor authentication that combines something the user knows -- a memorized password or personal identification number (PIN) -- with something the user possesses -- a randomly generated access code that changes every 60 seconds.