RSA has announced enhancements to its Adaptive Authentication on Premise solution to address middle man techniques.

According to the company, it uses a Big Data approach that draws on more than 100 different risk indicators to validate user activity against account takeover attacks. By incorporating additional Trojan detection features including Proxy and HTML injection protection, it is engineered to address man-in-the-browser (MITB) and man-in-the-middle (MITM) techniques, RSA said.

It said that the solution detects and flags anomalous interactions so an organisation can block, monitor or require additional authentication measures to complete a transaction.

New features include: the ability to determine when a login or transaction is being performed via a proxy that is anomalous to the user by identifying the true IP used and adjusts the risk response appropriately; an updated risk model to include location awareness; and enhanced mobile device identification.

Manoj Nair, general manager of the RSA identity and data protection group, said: “Account takeover is currently the single most important issue for many of our customers. As sophisticated malware continues to proliferate and cyber criminals evolve their methods, it's our responsibility to quickly adapt to help customers mitigate the threat.

“The enhancements made to the RSA Adaptive Authentication on Premise solution is part of a cohesive strategy designed to address the changing needs of our customers and mitigate on-going risks associated with the latest malware hitting online, mobile and ATM channels.”