Chicago-based startup BluStor has announced its flagship product. Called CyberGate Secure Mobile Briefcase (SMB), it aims to be a comprehensive identity solution for the healthcare, financial services, enterprise, and government markets.
It’s essentially a card-sized computer designed to store encrypted identity information. CyberGate SMB features a 32-bit ARM processor; Bluetooth, USB, and NFC connectivity; 8GB of storage; and a two-year, rechargeable battery.
BluStor says the card also can perform facial, fingerprint, and iris biometric matching. While the actual biometric scanning must be done from a connected mobile device, its on-card matching capabilities allow for multi-factor authentication.
It’s a novel approach to digital security, essentially aiming to localize user data into one card. The solution is available for $179.95 for the first 1000 units, with shipping scheduled to begin in March.
February 10, 2016 – by Alex Perala