IBM guide features BIO-key fingerprint technology

July 24, 2012 - 

BIO-key and IBM have teamed up to provide clients with fingerprint biometric identification solutions and advanced mobile identification technology.

Details on how BIO-key’s biometric technology works for IBM clients are featured in the IBM publications:“BIO-key Biometric Service Provider for IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On.”  The guide  features two real-world examples that show how finger-based Single Sign-On addresses common business requirements.

This will be a milestone in terms of exposure for BIO-key.  Mike DePasquale, CEO of BIO-key, stated: “The IBM Redguide publication will be available to thousands of IBM technical sales and support representatives, solution providers, business partners, customers, prospects and posted on the IBM social media outlets; the reach is quite significant. We anticipate that the exposure and awareness generated for BIO-key, by the IBM Redguide publication, will lead to a measureable increase in business opportunities. BIO-key has already started deploying our biometrics along with IBM security offerings at a number of customer sites around the world and expects our revenue to expand in the coming quarters.”

IBM selected BIO-key because of its unique finger biometric software that is capable of accessing any fingerprint reader on any devices and any platforms.  Users can work with any biometric reader that is supported by BIO-key.  It works on iOS, Windows Mobile and Android platforms on PC, laptop, tablet and smartphone devices.

It aims to simplify access to systems and applications through a fingerprint biometric-enabled sign-on.  The user will place a finger on the BIO-key biometric system for identification and authentication, which only takes about one or two seconds to process.  No user ID or password is used.

BIO-key provides an easy-to-install alternative solution to using passwords, PINs and tokens, which people tend to forget, according to David O’Connell, senior analyst at Nucleus Research, in his paper: “One in Three Employees Compromise Corporate Security through Lax Password Practices.”

With identity security breaches reaching about 354 million in the past five years in the U.S. alone, BIO-key can mitigate risks and strengthen security, improve productivity, and reduce operating costs.

It protects internal and customer data while striking that balance of security and convenience.  This is important for business enterprise, healthcare providers, government agencies and the consumer.

Is a biometric single sign-on security access system better than traditional password-based options?

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