BIO-key granted patent for biometric ID network security

August 8, 2012 - 

BIO-key International has been granted its tenth U.S. patent specifically for secure biometric data communications. It is an enhancement of BIO-key’s previous U.S. patent 7,117,356, “Systems and Methods for Secure Biometric Authentication”.

As a biometric industry pioneer, BIO-key continues to develop universal access biometric identification and authentication solutions and advanced mobile identification technology.

The granting of this latest U.S. patent further protects BIO-key’s technology for secure communication and management. It leverages its trusted computing chipsets for encryption and secure device identity between client and server, through any device such as PCs, laptops, smartphones, tablets and public or private cloud network. It is already used for Digital Rights Management (DRM).

It protects biometric data from security problems such as hacking, replays, man-in-the-middle-attacks and redirection. As stated by Mira LaCous, CTO and VP Technology and Development for BIO-key International, Inc.: “BIO-key’s WEB-key platform security is designed with the assumption that imposter’s posses perfect digital copies of a valid user’s fingerprint; our uses of these strong encryption technologies ensure that the imposter cannot insert that print into a trusted BIO-key communication.”

Based upon the “bring your own device” trend, the use of hardware-based encryption gives that added security in authentication and identification which is made available in the cloud and accessed by any device – PCs or mobile.

Mike Depasquale, BIO-key CEO, said: “BIO-key has emerged as the global leader in developing interoperable fingerprint biometric technology; enabling our customers to achieve the highest levels of security and convenience, which is a rare combination. Our technology operates on a myriad of devices, platforms and fingerprint readers, allowing them to integrate as one seamless biometric ecosystem. With recent industry events, the future of fingerprint technology is making a quantum leap forward. Mobility will drive consumer adoption, generating an essential requirement for authentication interoperability among devices that users use to access applications and data.”

Should we feel secure about biometrics data, noting all the biometrics security solutions that have recently been made available in the market?

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