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Biometrics

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.

biometrics

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as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated.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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Instead of replacing a company's authentication scheme, HYPR simply adds biometric authentication compatibility to an existing infrastructure.
It reassures our customers and prospects that the HYPR solution is the real deal for secure biometric authentication.
About NexID Biometrics NexID Biometrics is a leading software and technology supplier to the biometric authentication industry.
Biometrics Offer Promise for More Secure Smartphones examines the market for biometric authentication on smartphones, analyzing the most lucrative verticals for the market, and discussing drivers and challenges in the industry.
The second phase will be targeted at the bank's mobile computing environment, where laptops and data will have secured access via biometric authentication.
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5 million shoppers using biometric authentication products and services at 2,000+ locations coast to coast.
Validated for FIPS 201 and FIPS 140-2 with Level 3-validated security, our smart cards are supported by hundreds of applications and contain optional match-on-card biometric authentication support for three-factor authentication.
The rapid adoption of our biometric authentication solutions by leading PC and mobile device manufacturers emphasizes the growing need for a unified approach to open device management and we look forward to working with OATH and its member companies to develop the strongest authentication solutions possible for our customers on a global basis.
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We integrated the Trustable Passwords biometric authentication technology directly to the Citrix environment.
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