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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as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated.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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According to the survey, about half of consumers said they'll switch away from a card network, financial institution or mobile phone provider that doesn't offer biometric authentication in the future.
Each login is wrapped in three layers of protection designed so that neither the user's fingerprint information nor their FIDO credentials, ever leave their device: built-in hardware security, a secure device ID, and FIDO-compliant biometric authentication.
Four smartphones in DOCOMO's 2015 summer lineup-Galaxy S6 edge SC-04G, Galaxy S6 SC-05G, ARROWS NX F-04G and AQUOS ZETA SH-03G-offer biometric authentication capability.
The bank has been recognised with the 'Most Innovative Feature Award' for its mobile biometric authentication application in its Commercial Electronics Office (CEO) portal.
By also actively proposing systems to international institutions, national governments, industry groups and other organizations and entities, Hitachi is determined to make finger vein authentication technology the de facto standard in high security biometric authentication systems.
Delivering biometric authentication as a service opens up many new use cases and reduces the complexity usually associated with security measures.
UPEK's Eikon USB fingerprint reader provides enterprises and consumers with the power of biometric authentication at a low cost.
We believe the combination of Cogent's ANSI 378 certified algorithms, with the cost and size advantages of the TouchChip TCS1 sensor, offer government customers a new value point in certified biometric authentication applications for logical and physical access control.
which is driving the adoption of voice biometric authentication for secure and trusted remote communication, in conjunction with Harborlight Technologies, is offering banks and financial services institutions a turn-key, multi-factor solution to insure compliance with the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)* Guidance on Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment released in August 2006.
As announced today by Pay By Touch[TM], this unique hardware and software offering is being utilized by the new TrueMe[TM] service, the first secure, on-demand biometric authentication service available over the Internet.
Validated for FIPS 201 and FIPS 140-2, with Level 3-validated security, and PIV-2 compliant, the 400 Smart Card is supported by hundreds of applications and contains optional match-on-card biometric authentication support for three-factor authentication.
The id-Confirm SecureLink System(TM), an end-to-end biometric authentication system, will enable First PREMIER to test the dramatic enhancements to the security of their network and applications that four-factor biometric fingerprint authentication offers.