“…while a growing number of computer devices feature the fingerprint sensors or infrared cameras needed to support Windows Hello biometric authentication, Fujitsu is proposing its own alternative – palm vein scanning…”
Just a couple of months after teaming up with Microsoft on AI-powered solutions for businesses, Fujitsu is already making its pitch to the latter’s enterprise customers. Writing on the Windows blog, Fujitsu Global Marketing Director Christian Bock makes the case for biometric authentication in the workplace, and especially the remote workplace.
Citing data from Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics, Bok asserts that over 60 percent of security attacks are the result of compromised user credentials. That’s part of the reason that Microsoft has developed Windows Hello, the biometric authentication system built into its Windows 10 operating system. And while a growing number of computer devices feature the fingerprint sensors or infrared cameras needed to support Windows Hello biometric authentication, Fujitsu is proposing its own alternative – palm vein scanning, which allows for authentication with the wave of a hand.
The pitch is a little premature in a way, with a footnote on the blog post indicating that Fujitsu has “evaluated the Microsoft Companion Device Framework for potential integration with Fujitsu’s proprietary palm vein solution,” but not actually enabled that integration. Still, with Fujitsu currently working to replace its employees’ password credentials with palm vein scanning, it’s in a good position to point to the advantages of its technology to Microsoft’s affiliates, especially now that it’s also working closely with the tech giant.
Source: Windows Blogs
February 9, 2018 – by Alex Perala