Gemalto unveils document security features
Gemalto launched Sealys Secure Surface a new family of cost-effective security features for polycarbonate identity documents that is designed to strengthen protection against fraud by combining three different effects: light reflection, movement and tactile elements.
Sealys Secure Surface can be applied on the polycarbonate bodies of documents such as passport datapages, ID cards, health care cards, driver licenses, vehicle registrations, and resident permits. It offers visual and tactile effects that enable document authenticity checks.
Sealys Secure Surface is designed to enhance the security of existing features such as the changeable or multiple laser image, which enables several pieces of information – typically a portrait and a number – to be seen depending on the viewing angle.
The product family includes:
- Sealys Lens Surface which incorporates complex shapes and combinations of elements inside the changeable or multiple laser image, further strengthening the security of this graphical feature
- Sealys Optically Variable Surface provides new optical elements with light reflective and animation effects, revealed by tilting a document at different angles.
- Sealys 3D Surface offers perceptible features for a polycarbonate document, such as surface embossing or Braille
Sticky Password enables biometrics, local synching
Sticky Password announced the latest version of its password management software that includes features such as biometric authentication and the choice to synchronize locally using Wi-Fi. These features enable users to control all passwords and personal information and determine where it should be stored. Sticky Password will be available in Premium and Free versions to cater to the needs of customers on all platforms: PC, Mac, Android and iOS.
Sticky Password’s added fingerprint authentication enables users to easily unlock their password databases on Android and iOS smart phones and tablets that are equipped with a fingerprint scanner. With synchronization options, a new level of customization is provided for users to keep their information exactly where they want it.
The user decides either to have their data synced via local Wi-Fi or to activate instant syncing across all devices via Sticky Password’s secure cloud servers. The users’ data is protected with AES-256 encryption algorithm. Synchronization will only be available with Sticky Password Premium.
Sticky Password is also updating its licensing model. It introduces a new lifetime license enabling new customers to purchase one license and utilize it for life with free upgrades on all devices. As part of the changes to the licensing model, Sticky Password Free now supports an unlimited number of accounts and biometric authentication on all supported platforms as well.
Customers who have purchased a previous version of Sticky Password will now receive a free upgrade for a lifetime license of the password manager. Recipients of this special offer will have access to all existing and future functionality of Sticky Password’s platform through a simple online installation. As an additional bonus, these existing customers will receive a gift of three one-year licenses of Sticky Password Premium that they can share with family and friends.
SecuGen releases fingerprint, contactless smart card reader
SecuGen Corporation announced the release of the Hamster Pro Duo/CL, a product that combines a contactless smart card reader with an optical fingerprint reader that is FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified.
The Hamster Pro DUO/CL was designed for projects such as National ID programs that require a contactless smart card to store a fingerprint template. The Hamster Pro Duo/CL features SecuGen’s U20 USB fingerprint sensor that is FBI Certified and captures high quality images.
As biometric implementations have become more widespread, there is an increasing demand for multi-modal biometric devices for both increased security and increased convenience. The Hamster Pro Duo/CL is a dual mode biometric device that delivers SecuGen’s larger platen, high image quality fingerprint reader with a contactless smart card reader.
Precise Biometrics updates Tactivo products
Precise Biometrics launched three new Tactivo smart card readers for iPhone 6, iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2.
Tactivo is a product line of mobile smart card readers for iPad, iPhone and Android and all the new Tactivo models come in a sleek one-piece design and are form-fitted to keep the user experience of the devices. Tactivo provides access to restricted resources from mobile devices and brings mobility to organizations using smart cards.
The Tactivo smart card readers can be used with a range of applications that enable many different use cases, such as secure browsing, e-mail, document signing and more. Tactivo can also be used as a desktop smart card reader by connecting the device to the computer via a USB-cable.
Tactivo for iPad mini 3 is available now, compatible with iPad mini 2 & iPad mini.
Tactivo for IPad Air 2 is available in February 2015, Compatible with iPad Air.
Tactivo for iPhone 6 is available end of Q1 2015.