VMware Tunnel integrates with RSA Adaptive Authentication to allow end users to access internal endpoints using step-up authentication. This integration applies only to the VMware Tunnel Proxy component.

RSA Adaptive Authentication studies user and device patterns, such as location, and then determines whether or not to prompt users to log in based on its algorithm. For example, if end users attempt to access an intranet site and are prompted to authenticate, then they may not be asked to authenticate an hour later if no other device attributes have changed significantly. However, if end users travel to another country or state, then the system may prompt them to authenticate again to access the same site.