CA Technologies has announced the launch of an authentication cloud service to offer mobile authentication and 'tagless' device identification.

Utilising technology gained from the acquisition of Arcot in October 2010, the CA Advanced Authentication Cloud Service, formerly known as Arcot A-OK for Enterprise, now offers security 'to, for and from' the cloud, according to the company.

It said that the service is a highly scalable, multi-tenant and configurable Software-as-a-Service application. It integrates with CA SiteMinder to determine what level of authentication is required.

The 'tagless' device identification can identify a device to fingerprint individual devices and help combat fraud and protect user privacy. The mobile authentication application turns a smartphone or tablet device into a secure, authentication device that creates a one-time-password.

Michael Denning, general manager of security at CA Technologies, said: “Today organisations are under more pressure than ever to evaluate their security solutions and how they are deployed. Some opt to move to the cloud, some opt to keep things on-premise, while many are adopting a hybrid model using both cloud services and on-premise software.

“CA Technologies Identity and Access Management solutions are developed to address the needs of our customers no matter how they want their security solution delivered. The new features in CA Advanced Authentication Cloud Service and in CA Arcot WebFort and CA Arcot RiskFort on-premise solutions help address security concerns of a growing mobile workforce, and step up the authentication levels with every login and transaction.”