SCM Microsystems has added an external fingerprint reader to its CHIPDRIVE Smartcard Office product, replacing passwords or a PIN with the more secure biometrics technology.
Fremont, CA – SCM Microsystems, Inc., a leading provider of solutions that open the Digital World, extends its successful CHIPDRIVE Smartcard Office 2.5 product family with a new solution that uses an external fingerprint reader. The new biometric version is even more secure, even more versatile and even easier – in short: CHIPDRIVE Smartcard Office 2.5 Biometric is the only solution required to manage passwords and ID.
Combining both hardware and software to support sensitive applications, CHIPDRIVE Smartcard Office 2.5 Biometric stands out from pure software-based PC and network security solutions. The solution uses a secure fingerprint reader rather than a PIN code to safeguard access to PCs and networks. The user’s fingerprint, which can serve as master key or master password, will be matched with the previously stored biometric profile and allow access only after positive authentication.
Applications such as e-mail, e-commerce and home banking can jeopardize the security of private and shared data. Biometric authentication through fingerprints is one of the most secure access methods available. The addition of a fingerprint authentication helps protect companies and individuals from attacks and misuse.
In addition to providing secure sign-in and sign-off to Windows®, the storage of passwords in encrypted form and the encryption of files, CHIPDRIVE Smartcard Office 2.5 Biometric includes the following software modules:
CHIPDRIVE Notepad encrypts and stores personal notations to keep them confidential and protected from unauthorized access.
CHIPDRIVE Address Book automatically saves favorite bookmarks on the card so they are always ready for use at home or while traveling.
CHIPDRIVE Form Fill stores personal data (e.g., name, address, phone number) and on request can automatically fill in Internet-based forms for shopping, registration, etc.
CHIPDRIVE Smartcard Office 2.5 Biometric can be purchased at the CHIPDRIVE Online Shop or at specialized trade shops (Price: € 199,95, including a SPR337 fingerprint reader).
The CHIPDRIVE® product range offers individuals and small businesses affordable, customized solutions for security, authentication, home banking and e-commerce.
Secure card readers are based on industry standards and are ideal for providing user authentication and home banking. Smart card-based software solutions for applications such as network logon, encryption and time recording rounds off the range of CHIPDRIVE® products. CHIPDRIVE® stands for compatibility with industrial standards, easy handling and highest possible security. For more information, please visit www.chipdrive.net.
About SCM Microsystems
SCM Microsystems is a leading supplier of solutions that open the Digital World by enabling people to securely access digital content and services. The company develops, markets and sells its smart card reader technology for network and physical access and conditional access modules for secure digital TV decryption to OEM customers in the government, financial, enterprise and broadcasting markets worldwide. Global headquarters are in Fremont, California, with European headquarters in Ismaning, Germany. For additional information, visit the SCM Microsystems web site at www.scmmicro.com.