The incidents that occurred on Feb 2nd and Feb 16th are related to the same set of conditions that resulted in degraded authentication services for some customers hosted from NA2 and NA3. When creating new nodes in preparation for scheduled cloud maintenance, we reconfigured our load balancer pools to add the new nodes. This caused temporary connection problems to the existing front-end nodes and high CPU utilization on all front-end nodes for a period of about 30 minutes. This high CPU utilization resulted in slow response times, which caused authentication failures.
RSA is continuously taking steps to improve the RSA SecurID Access service and processes to help ensure such incidents do not occur in the future. This includes, but is not limited to: