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Re: Hardware/software secureIDs - pros and cons.
From: AdityaK <aditya1010 () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 21:52:38 +0530

Hi
Pros of Using a Hardware Token:
-Extracting shared key through reverse engg is not as  easy and
involves higher cost compared to soft tokens.
-Works  on different OS,Environments and no headache of downlaoding
,reinstalling.
-Operating life is higher for hardware token
-If tied well with CAP/DAP can be used for different services

Regards
Aditya.K
Researcher


On 28 Jun 2007 13:26:40 -0000, eladexposed () gmail com
<eladexposed () gmail com> wrote:
Hello,

What are the pros and cons for using hardware RSA SecureID/Other and software with the same characteristics?


For example:

http://www.rsa.com/node.aspx?id=1313


Let's say there's a company that allow only customers using the hardware SecureID to connect its resources -

What might be the main arguments the company has to prefer the hardware and not the software?

From the customer's point of view it's better to have software installed (management, holding of multiple tokens, user 
usage etc)



Kind Regards,

Elad Shapira ("Zest")


"Security, however, is an art, not a science." - RFC 3631


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