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GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite Platform Gets Windows Server Certification

GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite Platform Gets Windows Server Certification

“…ImageWare is part of the Microsoft Partner Program, offering biometric authentication for clients working in Windows and Microsoft Azure ecosystems.” ImageWare has attained Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 certification for its GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite platform. The certification means that ImageWare’s multimodal biometric authentication platform for businesses, offered in the form of Software-as-a-Service, is now compatible…

Microsoft Receives Patent Approval For Fingerprint Slide-to-Unlock

Microsoft Receives Patent Approval For Fingerprint Slide-to-Unlock

Microsoft has received approval for a patent combining fingerprint scanning with slide-to-unlock gestures, according to a new report from Patently Mobile. While many smartphones prompt users to start unlocking their devices by sliding a finger along the lock screen, and biometric fingerprint scanning is now a more or less standard feature on smartphones, few if…

Partner Apps, Devices Embrace Windows Hello Security

Partner Apps, Devices Embrace Windows Hello Security

It has been about a year and a half since Microsoft first launched Windows Hello, its biometric security platform for its flagship operating system, and with the platform having had some time to mature, the company is starting to promote it to everyday users a little bit more intensively. In a post on its website,…

Intel Integrates True Key Into Microsoft Edge Browser

Intel Integrates True Key Into Microsoft Edge Browser

Intel Security has integrated its True Key password manager into Microsoft Edge, the Windows 10 browser. The extension will essentially remember users’ online passwords for them when using the Microsoft Edge browser, automatically filling in such fields when prompted. In a statement announcing the integration, Intel highlighted its use of Windows Hello secure authentication factors;…

ImageWare Launches GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite For Microsoft Ecosystem

ImageWare Launches GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite For Microsoft Ecosystem

“Armed with GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite, corporations have access to a scalable and affordable solution that works with their existing Microsoft infrastructure and gives them the ultimate peace of mind.” – Jim Miller, Chairman & CEO, ImageWare Systems Today, ImageWare Systems announced its latest end-to-end biometric authentication solution: GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite. As the product’s name implies,…

Lock Screens Could Reveal More Notifications Based on Biometrics

Lock Screens Could Reveal More Notifications Based on Biometrics

Microsoft has filed a patent application for a system that would use biometrics to adjust how much personal information is displayed on a device’s lock screen, reports MSPowerUser. At the moment, most mobile operating systems let users tailor what kinds of information can be displayed on the lock screen – for example, whether text messages can…

Microsoft Seeks iPhone, Android Support to Push Windows Hello Security

Microsoft Seeks iPhone, Android Support to Push Windows Hello Security

“…users may soon be able to log into their Windows 10 PCs via fingerprint scan on a personal iPhone or Android device…” Microsoft is reaching out to rivals’ tech ecosystems to help push Windows 10 users beyond the password. Speaking at Microsoft’s Ignite developer conference, senior OS security executive Anoosh Saboori said that the company…

BIO-key Devices Go On Sale In Microsoft Stores

BIO-key Devices Go On Sale In Microsoft Stores

BIO-key has established a couple of important new outlets for its USB fingerprint readers. As Microsoft’s biometric tech partner for Windows 10, the company will see its devices sold in Microsoft retail stores and through its online store, starting this week. For BIO-key CEO Mike DePasquale, it’s another sign of the mainstreaming of biometric technology,…

NEC’s Biometric Retail Solution Showcased at Microsoft Ignite

NEC’s Biometric Retail Solution Showcased at Microsoft Ignite

NEC is showing off two cloud-based systems based on Microsoft Azure at this week’s Microsoft Ignite Conference. One is its Video Analytics for Retail solution, which appears to be the current iteration of biometric smart signage technology the company was promoting earlier this year. The system is designed to use facial recognition to gather customer…

Tech Giants Face Challenge as Indian Gov’t Seeks Access for Aadhaar

Tech Giants Face Challenge as Indian Gov’t Seeks Access for Aadhaar

The Indian government is inviting the world’s mutlinational tech giants to work with it on incorporating its national biometric ID program, Aadhaar, into their devices and services. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which administrates Aadhaar, convened a meeting to discuss the idea a few weeks ago, inviting leaders from companies like Apple, Google,…

USB Scanners Let More Windows Users Take Advantage of Biometric Security

USB Scanners Let More Windows Users Take Advantage of Biometric Security

Users have growing options to help them improve security on their Windows devices. Microsoft made its big push into biometric security with the launch of Windows 10 last summer, which featured Windows Hello, a built-in security system that enabled biometric authentication. The only problem was that this was entirely software-driven, and many users didn’t have hardware…

Microsoft Edge Features Built-in Biometric Authentication

Microsoft Edge Features Built-in Biometric Authentication

“Microsoft Edge also now features built-in biometric authentication via Windows Hello” With its Windows 10 Anniversary Update now available, Microsoft is highlighting the new features of the Microsoft Edge browser. It was already a pretty impressive browser when it launched with Windows 10 last summer. Built on Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform, it incorporated notation tools…

Microsoft Extends Biometrics Push With Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft Extends Biometrics Push With Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft is launching its Windows 10 Anniversary Update next week, and with much fanfare. One would think a free, comprehensive update wouldn’t need much promotion, but Microsoft is celebrating the launch with various offers including a free episode of Minecraft: Story Mode, up to four months of Groove Music Pass for free, and, inexplicably, a…

New Acer Notebooks Leverage Windows Hello Fingerprint Security

New Acer Notebooks Leverage Windows Hello Fingerprint Security

Acer has announced a new notebook series for Windows 10. Taking advantage of the operating system’s sophisticated technology, the new TravelMate X3 notebooks sport advanced features like AI assistant Cortana and biometric authentication. The latter comes in the form of an embedded fingerprint scanner, allowing users to log in to their devices without any need…

Microsoft Highlights Speech Recognition in UWP

Microsoft Highlights Speech Recognition in UWP

The Windows Apps Team continues to promote the sophisticated technological capabilities of the Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform (UWP) through its FamilyNotes app. While Microsoft was keen to emphasize the impressive facial recognition technology of UWP, its Windows Apps Team’s latest and final developers’ blog post on FamilyNotes emphasizes its voice command and speech recognition functionality.…

Major Windows Update to Arrive August 2nd

Major Windows Update to Arrive August 2nd

Microsoft has officially announced the launch of its Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The OS upgrade will be available to all Windows 10 devices starting August 2nd. The upgrade comes with range of new features such as the Windows Ink digital writing system and an even smarter Cortana AI assistant that syncs across all user devices.…

Microsoft Cognitive Services Enable Speech and Voice Recognition

Microsoft Cognitive Services Enable Speech and Voice Recognition

As other major IT companies step up their efforts in speech recognition and AI, Microsoft is following suit with respect to its Universal Windows Platform (UWP). The company is offering a new set of APIs for UWP developers called Microsoft Cognitive Services. The cloud-based APIs revolve around speech recognition, but also take things a step…

Enterprise, IT Customers Invited to Test Windows Defender ATP

Enterprise, IT Customers Invited to Test Windows Defender ATP

Microsoft’s Windows is inviting enterprise customers and IT professionals to test out the preview version of its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service. Announced earlier this year, Windows Defender ATP builds on the security technology of Windows 10’s Windows Hello system, adding further defensive features such as “behavioral sensors” to detect potential threats based on aggregate…

FPC Participates in Windows Workshops

FPC Participates in Windows Workshops

Microsoft is showing interest in Fingerprint Cards‘ biometric technology with invitations for the company to participate in its upcoming Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) workshops in Shenzen and Taipei. In a statement announcing its participation, FPC explained that the workshops are meant to foster hardware development for the next Windows update, and that they usually…

NEC to Showcase Azure-Enabled IoT Tech at Hannover Messe 2016

NEC to Showcase Azure-Enabled IoT Tech at Hannover Messe 2016

NEC Corporation of America is planning to show off two new Internet of Things solutions at next week’s Hannover Messe 2016 trade show, the company has announced. The solutions are for the areas of manufacturing and retail respectively, and both are designed to be compatible with Microsoft’s Azure IoT platform. The company’s manufacturing solution is…

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