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Innovation, quality, and trust have made Kensington® the standard in device security for more than 25 years. Kensington is expanding that expertise to data security by introducing the world’s first fingerprint security key to support Windows Hello™ and Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) universal 2nd-factor authentication (U2F) – the VeriMark™ Fingerprint Key. Engineered to provide simple, fast, and secure Windows logon and a seamless two factor authentication experience, the VeriMark™ Fingerprint Key protects against unauthorized access on compromised devices, while also offering unprecedented cybersecurity for today’s cloud-based world.
Kensington takes pride in making our comprehensive installation guides easy to follow with simple illustrations and step-by-step instructions. This guide will walk you through setup and help you get to know your VeriMark™.
Select your platform below to begin.
Please update operating system (Windows 10) before setting up Verimark. If using an online service for WebAuthn make sure you use the latest browser version (Edge, Chrome, Safari and Firefox.)
In most instances, the driver for VeriMark™ will automatically install when VeriMark™ is connected to a USB-A port on your computer. If for some reason the driver does not install upon VeriMark™ being connected to your computer (VeriMark™ is shown as “Unknown Device” within Device Manager), you can manually install the driver.
Answer: U2F is the term from FIDO alliance, U2F (or Universal 2nd Factor) is an open authentication standard that enables keychain devices, mobile phones and other devices to securely access any number of web-based services. For more information, see U2F – FIDO Universal 2nd Factor.
Answer: Yes, user can download drivers from our support website for Windows operating systems.
a. Win 7 and 8.1: Users can use Kensington Fingerprint Application to remove the fingerprint data. The application is bundled with the fingerprint driver. You can download the driver/application from here: https://www.kensington.com/software/VeriMark-setup/VeriMark-windows-7-8.1-setup/
b. Win 10: Users need to go to Windows 10 sign-in options, select Windows Hello Fingerprint, then select remove. Please note that you need to use the same PC of fingerprint enrolment to reset the fingerprint. If you register your fingerprint through multiple PCs, please go to each PC to do the fingerprint reset to make sure all of the data could be removed.
Answer: There are various web services that support FIDO U2F 2nd factor authentication login, including: Google, Facebook, Dropbox, Github, Salesforce, twitter, and more. To learn more please follow our support page setup instructions.
a. Yes. VeriMark™ uses Match on Host technology; It can be used on multiple computers, but the user must complete the fingerprint registration on each new device first.
b. VeriMark™ IT uses Match in Sensor technology; It can be used on any Windows 10 computer. The fingerprint registration does not need to be completed for each device because the fingerprint data is stored and encrypted on the dongle, but they do need to add the account to the machine first or use Windows Hello for Business under Azure.
a. Depending on the age and specification of the laptop, the embedded fingerprint reader may not be as secure and reliable as VeriMark™(Swipe sensor Vs Area sensor) for Windows Hello authentication.
b. If the laptop is new and has a good quality fingerprint reader, this reader will often only be accessible when the device is open. VeriMark™ can be used even when the lid is closed (if connecting to external monitors with a dock/hub)
c. VeriMark™ also offers U2F functionality which built in fingerprint readers do not have and VeriMark™ IT offers FIDO2 support for many web services.
a. Facial recognition is not as secure and not as reliable as VeriMark™.
b. The FRR & FAR are better when using VeriMark™ fingerprint sensors
c. VeriMark™ offers a faster, more secure and overall, more reliable authentication
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