SecuGen is expanding its relationship with realtime North America to strengthen security for organizations using SAP systems. To that end, realtime has integrated SecuGen’s fingerprint sensors into its own bioLock software to enable biometric authentication in SAP interactions.
The bioLock platform comes with a Check ID feature that calls for step-up authentication for high-risk transactions. The partnership with SecuGen allows that check to be carried out with a fingerprint scan, taking advantage of the user’s biometrics to make sure that the person taking a certain action is indeed authorized to do so. The check can be triggered for larger transactions, or if an unauthorized user tries to perform a restricted function. The latter could be an indication of an account takeover attack that is in progress.
Realtime noted that the vast majority (77 percent) of all transactions go through a SAP system at some point, including many financial and government applications. bioLock generates an auditable log of interactions, so administrators can go back and look at which user initiated which action during a session. The system will also send a notification to the security team in the case of a suspicious event.
In terms of hardware, bioLock is compatible with a wide range of SecuGen readers, including the FBI-certifed Hamster Pro 10, Hamster Pro 20, and Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV devices. The step-up authentication request can be mapped to virtually any function, including something as simple as saving a file or pressing an enter key.
“We are always on the lookout for partners who can take our fingerprint readers and add significant value in the marketplace,” said SecuGen Sales VP Jeff Brown. “Realtime North America clearly does this with their software integration. BioLock provides tremendous value to SAP users who want to step up their security with powerful fingerprint technology.”
Realtime has been working with SecuGen for more than a decade, and originally adapted the Hamster Pro 20 sensor for SAP systems back in 2015. More recently, SecuGen unveiled a new Hamster Air sensor to meet the growing demand for contactless authentication options.
April 7, 2022 – by Eric Weiss