Bedford, Mass.-based RSA announced that its SecurID can be integrated with the Microsoft Windows Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 (AD FS 2.0). This will enable organizations to provide secure user access to Office 365 cloud-based Web applications such as Microsoft Exchange technology.
Many corporation’s have deployed critical services on the Windows Azure cloud platform.
Microsoft AD FS 2.0 is a security token service that enables identity federation across multiple IT systems and across organizations by centralizing user authentication, authorization and single sign-on to Web applications and services.
Besides providing secure access to cloud-based or remote services, RSA SecurID technology also solves the issue of poorly chosen passwords by enforcing multi-factor authentication.