Microsoft shelves RSA SecurID support in Vista

Microsoft has shelved plans to include native support for RSA's SecurID tokens in Windows Vista, even though the company has been trialling the technology for almost two years. In February 2004, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates announced that Windows would be able to support easy integration with RSA Security's ubiquitous SecurID tokens, which meant that enterprises […]

Microsoft has shelved plans to include native support for RSA's SecurID tokens in Windows Vista, even though the company has been trialling the technology for almost two years.

In February 2004, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates announced that Windows would be able to support easy integration with RSA Security's ubiquitous SecurID tokens, which meant that enterprises would find it far easier to deploy a two-factor authentication system for logging on to networks and applications.