Powertech 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

Powertech SecurID Agent for IBM i 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).

Powertech SecurID Agent 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/DRDA. Authentication is also available for file server and SQL server requests.

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 redevelop in-house or third-party applications.

Modern Interface

A modern, intuitive interface is easy to use.

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
  • Modern user interface


  • IBM i 7.1 or higher


Let’s Get Started

Find out what Powertech SecurID Agent can do for you. We’ll review your current setup and see how Fortra products can help you achieve your security and compliance goals.