Almost 100 Products Support Windows Hello Biometric Authentication

At the end of 2016, there were almost 100 Windows devices supporting Windows Hello biometric authentication, according to a new post on the Windows blog.

Almost 100 Products Support Windows Hello Biometric AuthenticationThe company is keen to highlight the growing popularity of Windows Hello’s biometric authentication capabilities, with a range of hardware partners now offering or developing products that can take advantage of the technology. Fujitsu, Lenovo, HP, Huawei, RSA, ASUS, and many more are all helping to move Windows users beyond the password.

In its new post, Microsoft Windows highlights new devices like the Nymi Band, a wristband that monitors a user’s cardiac biometrics to enable continuous, passive authentication. Meanwhile, the RSA SecureID Access Authenticator is a mobile app that lets users sign into their Windows 10 PCs using the smartphone’s fingerprint scanner. 2FA devices from Yubico and HID Global are also highlighted as non-biometric security solutions compatible with Windows Hello.

With a widening range of biometric authentication devices available—like BIO-key’s USB fingerprint readers—it’s becoming increasingly clear that this kind of technology represents the future of authentication on consumer electronics, at least where Microsoft is concerned.

January 13, 2017 – by Alex Perala