Analogous to the skill level requiring for a modem setup.
Echidna is easy to use and configure, whether you need mobile solutions, physical tokens, or prefer other authentication methods. Simply point Echidna to your databases or directories, and Echidna will do the rest, giving you total confidence that only the employees, customers, and partners that you've authorized have access to your system.
Vendor neutral on both hardware tokens and soft tokens.
Echidna doesn't lock you into a security technology, it supports any OATH standard based tokens, SMS OTP, and mobile tokens, to cover all your authentication needs. And when the state of authentication advances, you'll be ready to advance with it.
Reduce cost to deploy, rapid deployment.
Salt Mobile tokens are standalone OTP mobile Apps that are supported across a range of mobile devices and platforms, including but not limited to, Android, iOS, Blackberry and Symbian.
Protect investment in existing fleet of tokens while providing a seamless transition to Echidna.
If you already have costly legacy authentication methods in place, such as RSA SecureID, you can keep them, integrate with Echidna and manage everything without disruption. Echidna's broking capability protects your investments, while providing a seamless migration to Echidna and its supported tokens.
It's not just an authenticator.
Echidna is capable of applying rules based authentication policies based on the user's group membership and user's token type. And supporting multiple authentication mechanism concurrently.
Echidna is an enterprise grade authentication server, which has been developed to support high availability, high volume and high assurance user authentication applications in banks, government departments and enterprises, globally.
Echidna has a RADIUS interface also making it a fully compliant RADIUS Server. Echidna can be used as a cost effective user authentication solution for Virtual Private Networks; Citrix Application Delivery and other RADIUS aware applications.
Echidna server can delegate authentication requests that match the pre-configured criteria to external servers. This allows support of 2FA mechanisms that are not natively present in Echidna, such as vendor proprietary security tokens.
Echidna has both soft HSM and HSM support; also supporting migration from one to the other. Echidna supports HSMs through the PKCS#11 Java Cryptography Provider. Thales nShield solutions are fully supported with HSM key ceremony procedures provided as part of Echidna if required.
Salt Mobile tokens are perpetually licensed, and as such any replacement necessitated by loss or user churn does not incur additional token costs. Industry experienced churn rate is around 30% per annum.