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NEXT Biometrics is KSI’s New Supplier for Biometric Keyboard Tech

NEXT Biometrics is KSI’s New Supplier for Biometric Keyboard Tech

“…it’s fitting that NEXT Biometrics’ One Touch Access readers are compatible with that OS, as well as Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.” NEXT Biometrics is now the supplier of biometric fingerprint sensors for Key Source International’s KSI 1700 series keyboards. The company has announced that KSI has ordered its One Touch Access fingerprint readers, with…

FIDO2 Authentication Begins to Reach Firefox Users on Windows 10

FIDO2 Authentication Begins to Reach Firefox Users on Windows 10

“The updated authentication mechanism will be based on Windows Hello, the biometric security platform built into Windows 10, allowing users to authenticate via facial recognition or fingerprint scan where supported.” FIDO2-based biometric authentication on the web has now officially gone live on the Mozilla Firefox browser. In a new post on the Mozilla Security Blog,…

Another Aerospace Defense Contractor Opts for BIO-key Security

Another Aerospace Defense Contractor Opts for BIO-key Security

“When an organization of this magnitude migrates to biometric authentication it establishes another milestone for the adoption of biometric technology for the enterprise.” – Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key A recent regulatory framework has helped to land BIO-key another big customer, with the company announcing that a ‘global aerospace defense contractor’ has opted to implement its…

New Acer Devices Include GoTrust Passwordless Authentication App

New Acer Devices Include GoTrust Passwordless Authentication App

“GoTrust ID is designed to authenticate a user based on device identification with respect to Android and iOS smartphones, together with facial, fingerprint, and or iris recognition, depending on a given device’s capabilities. “ Acer is bringing passwordless authentication to more consumers, care of GoTrust. The companies have announced that the latter’s GoTrust ID authentication…

[Money20/20] The Heavy Lifting is Done, Time to Implement FIDO2: McDowell

[Money20/20] The Heavy Lifting is Done, Time to Implement FIDO2: McDowell

FIDO Alliance Executive Director Brett McDowell took the stage with digital financial services expert David Birch on Money20/20’s opening day, and took the opportunity to make the case for the implementation of FIDO standards in financial services (and everywhere else). Speaking to Birch as part of the “Identity Around the World: Global Case Studies in…

Synaptics, AMD Collaborating on Solution for Biometric Windows Notebooks

Synaptics, AMD Collaborating on Solution for Biometric Windows Notebooks

“The technology is being used together with Windows Hello, the biometric authentication platform built into the Windows 10 operating system.” Synaptics has teamed up with US-based chip maker AMD to deliver biometric security to computer products. More specifically, forthcoming notebook PCs based on the AMD Ryzen Mobile platform will integrate fingerprint sensors from Synaptics –…

Oxford Computer Group to Offer Crossmatch Solutions to Microsoft Clients

Oxford Computer Group to Offer Crossmatch Solutions to Microsoft Clients

“The deal will see Oxford Computer Group offering Crossmatch fingerprint readers and its DigitalPersona Composite Authentication software to its Microsoft-based customers.” Windows users will soon be able to use Crossmatch technology for biometric authentication on their devices. The latter tech firm has announced that it has inked a reseller agreement with Oxford Computer Group. The…

BIO-key Gets Big New Client as Sense of Urgency Rises Over Data Breaches

BIO-key Gets Big New Client as Sense of Urgency Rises Over Data Breaches

“The growing scope of security breaches is making the need for action increasingly clear, and we are seeing this in our customer dialogues, in the pace of inbound inquiries, and importantly in the shortening of the sales cycle in more and more customer dialogues.” -Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key BIO-key has won a new client in the…

BIO-key to Issue Q2 Results Next Monday

BIO-key to Issue Q2 Results Next Monday

BIO-key will announce its Q2 results on Monday, August 14th, the company has announced. The results are likely to detail what has been an exciting time for the company. BIO-key recently announced that it had seen $250,000 in revenues from the healthcare sector over the quarter, with organizations ranging from device makers to clinics embracing…

New Windows-Focused Deal Brings BIO-key to Australia

New Windows-Focused Deal Brings BIO-key to Australia

BIO-key has made its first substantial entry into Australia with a new government sector client. In a statement announcing the new contract, BIO-key declined to name the client in question, referring to it as “a government agency”. But the company did indicate that the deal comes by way of Aquion Pty Ltd., an Australia-based software…

New BIO-key Client To Integrate 5,000 SideTouch Biometric Readers

New BIO-key Client To Integrate 5,000 SideTouch Biometric Readers

“BIO-key’s SideTouch devices can be plugged into the USB ports of laptops and computers to enable fingerprint-based authentication via Windows Hello; BIO-key described the 5,000 units as an initial deployment for its client.” BIO-key has a new client that will integrate 5,000 of its SideTouch fingerprint scanners for employee authentication. In a statement announcing the deal,…

DDS Orders 30,000 BIO-key Fingerprint Readers

DDS Orders 30,000 BIO-key Fingerprint Readers

A Japan-based enterprise security specialist is embracing BIO-key’s SideSwipe fingerprint readers to enable more secure authentication for its customers. DDS Inc. has ordered 30,000 such devices for customers across Asia, the companies have announced. It could significantly raise BIO-key’s profile in Japan: DDS is a system integrator for Japan’s biggest telecom, NTT Group, an organization…

New USB Dongles Feature Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor

New USB Dongles Feature Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor

PQI Group’s latest My Lockey USB dongles feature Synaptics’ Natural ID fingerprint sensors, Synaptics has announced. The devices are designed to enable biometric authentication for user of Windows 10. While Microsoft’s latest operating system features built-in support for biometric authentication via the Windows Hello security platform, and a growing number of laptops and PCs themselves…

New Devices May Signal a Biometric Revolution in PCs

New Devices May Signal a Biometric Revolution in PCs

Is a biometric revolution starting to get underway in the world of PCs and laptops? Two newly announced devices represent further steps in that direction. Huawei’s Matebook E is a convertible tablet featuring an embedded fingerprint sensor; while it’s technically a mobile device with an attachable keyboard, it runs on Windows 10 and an Intel…

Lloyds Bank to Trial Windows Hello Login for Customers

Lloyds Bank to Trial Windows Hello Login for Customers

The UK’s Lloyds Banking Group has partnered with Microsoft to enable secure login for customers using Windows Hello biometric authentication. While the bank was relatively slow to come around to the Apple Pay mobile payment platform in 2015, it’s evidently eager to be at the forefront of new security technologies like the biometric authentication capabilities…

Almost 100 Products Support Windows Hello Biometric Authentication

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. The 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…

FPC Takes Major Step Into PC Market

FPC Takes Major Step Into PC Market

Fingerprint Cards has taken its first big step into the PC market with a new solution aimed at connecting its fingerprint sensors to protected enclaves in PCs. It’s a software-based solution designed to support computers using Windows 10 and Intel processors. In a statement, FPC explained that the solution is designed to be “implemented on…

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,…

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,…

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