RSA Authentications Test

Using the unique multi-factor authentication, the RSA Authentication Manager verifies security pins, security tokens and the user’s identity for servicing authentication requests. This way, the RSA Authentication Manager guarantees that only authorized users are granted permission to access the enterprise's network.

If the RSA Authentication Manager is rendered unavailable for a while or is unable to process authentications owing to an overload condition or network malfunction, then, the authentication failure may increase rapidly. This may in turn may stall operations of the RSA Authentication Manager and lead to unauthorized user access on the enterprise's network exposing critical data. Added to this, valid users may also be denied access. Authentication failures may directly impact the security of the enterprise's network which leads to data loss and may pave way for malicious attacks on the enterprise's network. To avert such issues, administrators should continuously track the authentications processed by the RSA Authentication Manager, and capture abnormalities before users start complaining. The RSA Authentications test helps the administrators in this regard!

This test accurately pinpoints the total number of authentications processed by the RSA Authentication Manager, and the number of authentications that were processed successfully and those that failed. In addition, this test also reports the number of new PIN authentications and security token authentications that were processed.

Target of the test : A RSA Authentication Manager

Agent deploying the test : An external agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the RSA Authentication Manager being monitored

The figure below depicts the test configuration page of this test. Click on the parameters in the figure below to know what they are and how to configure them.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Total authentication

Indicates the total number of authentications that were processed during the last measurement period.

Number

A high value of this measure could indicate a potential overload condition.

Successful authentication

Indicates the number of authentications that were processed successfully during the last measurement period.

Number

A high value is desired for this measure.

Failed authentication

Indicates the number of authentications that failed during the last measurement period.

Number

Ideally, the value of this measure should be zero. A non-zero value for this measure is a cause of concern and requires further investigation.

Failure authentication pct

Indicates the percentage of authentications that failed on the target RSA Authentication Manager.

Percent

 

New pin authentication

Indicates the number of new PIN authentications that were processed during the last measurement period.

Number

 

Next token code authentication

Indicates the number of token code authentications that were processed during the last measurement period.

Number