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The process of recognizing a human being using one or more inherent physical traits. For example, one may identify a criminal using his/her fingerprints. Biometric products are used for a variety of government and commercial purposes, often for security.


Increasingly popular building security system technology that relies on automated identification of physical characteristics such as fingerprints or retinal scans in order to determine access rights.The technology and the cost have both reached the point that consumer-level biometric security devices are available,such as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated. Developers should bear this in mind when designing new construction and spend a minor amount of extra money necessary for wiring to accommodate biometric systems.

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INDRIYA's Multifactor Authentication Solutions provide an accurate and cost-effective identity verification process that seamlessly integrates with existing access control, contact centers and Voice XML platforms.
RoboForm Everywhere offers multifactor authentication to add an extra layer of security.
Entrust currently secures many of the world's elite brands with its fraud detection and multifactor authentication offerings, including DnB Nor, Expedia, Commerce Bank, Bank of New Zealand, Banco Santander Santiago, Goteborg University, Ministry of Economic Development of New Zealand, SCHUFA, Arbetsformedligen, Alaska Law Enforcement Information Sharing System, Vejle Amt, Aristex, Swedish National Labor Market Administration, Skanska and more.
IDEX and BIO-key offer a combined solution for secure user identification, leveraging IDEX best in class fingerprint sensors, a new generation of powerful recognition algorithms, together with proven BIO-key secure multifactor authentication software.
Germany-based Universa, the country's oldest private health insurance organization, sought a trusted method to enable secure enterprise access and communication via a multifactor authentication solution.
As part of its multifactor authentication program, Internet2's InCommon will offer SafeNet's smart cards and PKI tokens to participating higher education organizations.
NNL(TM) Multifactor Authentication Client Brings Out-of-Band Authentication Capability to Mobile Devices
Instead of providing your identity with a username and password, Oberthur Technologies and WWPass will offer a self-managed PassKey that will enable the user to access any application enabled with a multifactor authentication.
The free RoboForm Everywhere license includes unlimited use across multiple computers and mobile devices, free syncing, free multifactor authentication and much more.
Microsoft has purchased a multifactor authentication (MFA) solutions firm, PhoneFactor, announced the firms.
FIs can educate consumers about the improved effectiveness of multifactor authentication in order to respond to consumers' security concerns and boost usage of more cost-effective remote banking channels.
Alipay has deployed the NNL(TM) Multifactor Authentication Server (MFAS), which provides a unified, flexible authentication infrastructure and communicates securely with the client present on the Galaxy S5.