03 April, 2014
Fujitsu, ImageWare partner for biometric, cloud identity
Fujitsu announced the availability of multimodal biometric cloud identity and authentication services. Through a partnership with ImageWare Systems this offering provides data security and enables integration into existing or new corporate programs and applications.
The new biometric-as-a-Service solution leverages the Fujitsu Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service Trusted Public S5 platform, as well as its Software-as-a-Service enablement tool, SystemWalker Catalog Manager.
Fujitsu is leveraging ImageWare’s GoCloudID, a cloud-based, biometric identity management platform. GoCloudID manages access to biometric enrollment and verification to ensure data integrity and protection. In addition to being algorithm and hardware agnostic, the system includes a software development kit for integration into existing company programs and applications.
Operating with a pay-as-you-go model, GoCloudID makes it cost effective to incorporate biometric identity verification into new and existing enterprise and service provider applications.
The new offering also addresses security on mobile devices through ImageWare’s GoMobile Interactive, a biometric-enabled mobile platform that provides multifactor identity management. GoMobile delivers app-level identity verification, fraud and theft prevention of mobile transactions and active monitoring for unauthorized access/use.
BIO-key, IDEX partner
BIO-key International Inc. and IDEX ASA have entered into a license agreement to collaborate on a sensor-to-server infrastructure solution for in device and online authentication for consumer applications with smartphones, tablets and PCs.
Since 1997 IDEX ASA has been in the field of capacitive fingerprint sensing technology offering its miniaturized SmartFinger swipe and touch fingerprint sensors for mass market applications. SmartFinger is suited for smart phones, tablets, PCs and other devices. BIO-key develops and supplies its NIST- validated, fingerprint matching software and WEB-key secure multifactor authentication platform.
When combined, the IDEX/BIO-key solutions will provide handset, tablet, PC as well as other device manufacturers and value-added resellers identity assurance and fingerprint authentication solutions on device and in the cloud.
HID settles multi-tech reader lawsuits
HID Global announced that it has settled patent-infringement lawsuits against Apollo Security, Applied Wireless IDentifications Group Inc. and Secura Key. The lawsuits included HID Global’s multi-technology reader patents.
AWID and Secura Key have agreed to license HID’s multi-technology IP applicable to their product lines.
Coppel taps DigitalPersona
DigitalPersona Inc. announced that Coppel Corporation, a group of retail and finance companies, has chosen DigitalPersona fingerprint technology to verify employee and customer identities in more than 800 banks and 1,000 Pension Fund Offices throughout Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.
Coppel also maintains similar biometrics-based solutions in its retail stores and warehouses throughout its network.
Coppel Corporation’s initial goal when deploying DigitalPersona fingerprint solutions was to improve customer service levels by simplifying the identification and authentication process in branch locations. Instead of undergoing a document-based process, customers now simply place their finger on the DigitalPersona U.are.U fingerprint readers and their identities are confirmed instantly.
Identiv releases new card readers
Identiv unveiled its uTrust TS Readers product line. uTrust TS Readers are building access readers that support all major credentials in a single reader format. uTrust TS Readers enable customers to migrate from multiple disparate legacy systems, and deliver a single identity across the entire enterprise, from door to data.
Identiv’s uTrust TS Readers support all major credentials, including proximity, smart cards and even PKI. Enabling PKI certificate-based authentication provides the highest level of employee identity verification and supports government standards, such as FICAM.
uTrust TS Readers are available in both Wiegand and Ethernet versions.