Tech Briefs: RSA Security Acquires Cyota

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RSA Security Inc. is acquiring Cyota, Inc., a privately held New York-based start-up that provides online security and anti-phishing solutions for credit unions and other businesses. The total purchase price is $145 million. RSA said the deal will allow it to become the first to market with a risk-based online authentication approach. This approach will allow customers to choose from a range of authentication techniques-from life questions, watermarking and anomaly detection to digital certificates, tokens and smart cards-depending on the risks posed and the desired convenience.

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