Powertech RSA SecurID Agent for IBM i

Two-factor authentication for IBM i

The Challenge

Too many social engineering attacks and malicious insiders can attribute their success to hacking usernames and passwords. As organizations face mounting pressure to demonstrate secure and controlled access to sensitive data, demand for a more secure means of authentication also increases.

The Solution

SecurID Agent brings the full functionality of the market-leading RSA SecurID two-factor authentication solution to IBM i users. Two-factor authentication increases your level of security because it is based on something you know (a password or PIN) and something you have (an authenticator).

SecurID brings confidence to everyday transactions by providing secure access for employees, customers, and partners. Authentication can be added during initial sign-on via 5250 and when access is attempted using network access points, such as FTP, ODBC, and DDM.

This targeted implementation allows you to apply extra controls only where required, striking the right balance between risk, cost, and convenience.

Key Features and Benefits

Unique Password Generation

The one-time password (generated every 60 seconds) coupled with the user’s PIN creates a combination that is nearly impossible for a hacker to guess.

User-by-User Implementation

Simple enrollment of users allows for a phased and quick implementation. There is no need to re-develop in-house or third-party applications.

Targeted Authentication

Administrators can better protect your corporate assets by enforcing a security check anywhere in their programs or menus by using the provided API.

Compliance Advantages

Two-factor authentication makes it easy to enforce a robust access control policy and report on it for compliance.



  • Full functionality of RSA SecurID two-factor authentication for the IBM i platform
  • Unique password generator
  • Phased implementation
  • Targeted authentication


  • IBM i 7.1 or higher


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See for yourself how Powertech RSA SecurID Agent for IBM i increases your security and brings confidence to everyday transactions through two-factor authentication for IBM i. Our team of software experts would love to discuss what you’re looking for and show you what Powertech RSA SecurID Agent for IBM i can do. 

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