Citrix and RSA, The Security Division of EMC, have collaborated to integrate the RSA SecurID® two-factor authentication into the Receiver for iOS and Android.  End users of these mobile devices now have a simplified experience to access their enterprise virtual applications, desktops, and data while maintaining the required levels of secrity and access control.

No longer will the separate RSA SecurID® and Citrix Receiver applications be needed.  Users only need Citrix Receiver software.  The integration of the RSA components allows direct access within one application.  The integrated solution is engineered to help IT organizations ease provisioning of both Citrix Receiver and RSA SecurID software tokens to mobile devices with minimal user interaction.

Here is what Citrix’s Chris Fleck has to say:

“The integration of Citrix Receiver and the RSA SecurID soft token is a huge step forward in providing convenience for users while maintaining security for IT,” Chris Fleck, VP of Business Development, Receivers and Gateways Group, Citrix Systems. “Mobile users are more demanding than ever. The faster and easier it is to access enterprise apps, the larger the productivity gain from mobilizing a company’s work force.”

Here is what RSA CTO Sam Curry said on the topic:

“Today, organizations are grappling with how best to deliver productivity enhancing business applications to mobile workers while protecting mobile devices and the sensitive information they contain from misuse or mobile malware,” says Sam Curry, Chief Technology Officer, Identity and Data Protection at RSA. “Citrix and RSA have a market-ready solution that allows organizations to turn almost any mobile device into a powerful business tool to access virtual applications and desktops. Companies with mobile sales forces, healthcare organizations with sensitive patient care applications and retailers with point-of-sale devices are just a few examples of organizations that can leverage this solution to help ensure only authorized mobile users are allowed access to enterprise applications, data and desktops.”

The integrated solution is engineered to help IT organizations ease provisioning of both Citrix Receiver and RSA SecurID software tokens to mobile devices with minimal user interaction. The use of RSA SecurID software tokens helps decrease total cost of ownership for organizations as they don’t require any physical shipping, can be revoked and automatically redeployed, eliminating the need for replacement tokens.

Check out this great new simplified functionality in the Beta version of the Receiver for Android Beta from the Android Market.