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Because physical features such as fingerprints and pupils are so difficult to forge, biometrics is a strong security solution, though we see biometrics as part of a comprehensive security solution that might also include a password and/or physical device such as a key, card, or token.
In the workplace, biometrics can be part of a strong security protocol for access to internal systems, files, information, and data. And it can be as simple as touching a finger or looking into a camera lens.
For large organisations, biometrics can be an effective way for IT to manage security protocols for employee access, privileges, and passwords.
Like anything, biometrics is only as good as its weakest link. So it’s important that the biometric data collected, stored, or transferred is secure and accurate. But how?
Learn why biometric security is needed and what technology is used to secure your biometric information.
The latest industry standard for fast and secure authentication.
Ideal for enterprise deployment and easily integrated into current IT infrastructure. Users keep their key for secure login, while IT can easily manage employee access, privileges, and passwords.
Advanced fingerprint technology such as Match-in-Sensor™ securely stores encrypted fingerprint data in the sensor module, whereas the older Match-on-Host system transfers unsecured data between the sensor and host device.
Delivers results above the industry standard for false rejection rate (FRR) and false acceptance rate (FAR).
While no security solution can guarantee full protection, biometrics is yet another strong link in your security chain. In addition to the inherent uniqueness of an individual’s biometric data (and therefore the level of security this offers), biometrics offers a passwordless solution.
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“Police investigate University of South Wales data breach.”
“A cyber forensics team has been called in to investigate breaches that exposed nearly 20 million patient records.”
As leaders in physical device security, it’s only natural for us to evolve our offerings to include biometric security.
VeriMark™ Fingerprint Key
VeriMark™ IT Fingerprint Key
In 2017, we released the VeriMark™ Fingerprint Key, a USB insertable solution that supports FIDO U2F (2nd level authentication), as well as Windows Hello™. This solution is excellent for individuals and small businesses.
In 2019, we released the VeriMark™ IT Fingerprint Key. This version is optimised for passwordless deployments in Windows-based environments and offers the encrypted end-to-end security with in Match-in-Sensor™ fingerprint technology. Easy integration into current IT infrastructure and support for Windows Hello™, Windows Hello™ for Business and other Microsoft services on Edge make it ideal for enterprise deployment. The user keeps the key for secure login, while IT can easily manage employee access, privileges and passwords.
And in 2021, we released the VeriMark™ Guard Fingerprint Key and the VeriMark™ Desktop Fingerprint Key. Available in USB-A and USB-C versions, VeriMark™ Guard delivers the latest in biometric authentication technology, featuring cross-platform compatibility for Windows, MacOS and Chrome OS; FIDO U2F and FIDO2 certification; and encrypted end-to-end security with Match-in-Sensor™ fingerprint technology. VeriMark™ Desktop is perfect for business-class desktop security, with Windows Hello and FIDO U2F certification; WebAuthn compatibility; encrypted end-to-end security with Match-in-Sensor™ fingerprint technology; and a long (1.2m/3.9ft) USB cable.
Kensington fingerprint scanners come in flexible designs, are easy to enroll and deploy, and require little or no maintenance.
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