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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as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated.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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The password program therefore will be the first program to run when the computer is turned on or rebooted.
Under the terms of the agreement, Wipro will offer Cyber-Ark's award-winning Enterprise Password Vault in addition to its full line of technology-driven business solutions.
A complementary solution to making passwords exclusive is the ability for users to explicitly "check-in" (or "release") a password once they have finished using it.
The recent rise in computer-related ID theft and fraud, coupled with legislation demanding compliance for computer privacy and security, is forcing the issue of privileged access into the open and has created a situation where corporations must deal with the issue of privileged password management or face legal penalties.
CSPM 3 provides the Extensible Password Management Framework, a "socket" into which plugins can be added to CSPM, extending the number and type of target applications that can be managed by CSPM.
CSPM is the first commercial solution to address the efficiency and security issues related to updating and managing hard-coded application passwords that affect every organization.
an authority in password management and Microsoft Active Directory integration, provides solutions that meet the challenges of securing the global enterprise.
Usually with malicious intent, the intruder can use this information for blackmail or to further violate the lives of the password holder.
As security, mobility and compliance needs rapidly evolve in today's dynamic world, businesses are finding the need for more robust ESSO solutions with Enhanced Application Compatibility Tools, Directory Administration Streamlining and Self-Service Password Reset for remote users.
We will continually take Password Power to the next level in order to deliver a product that enables optimal time savings and productivity gains, thus improving business results.
As an added benefit, Password Power Portal Plug-In was developed as a server-side solution, which makes it easy to install and does not require IT administrators to deploy client-side software.
FCW's product review follows a recent Butler Group report that also commended CRYPTOCard for providing a simple and cost-effective alternative to weak static passwords.