Oberthur Technologies teams up with Zvetco Biometrics on technology

September 26, 2012 - 

Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s largest providers of security and identification solutions and the number one provider of smart credentials to the U.S. federal government, is pleased to announce a technology partnership with Zvetco Biometrics, a best-in-class fingerprint authentication hardware manufacturer and network security solution provider.

This partnership will enable the delivery of strong authentication solutions to clients, whether they are companies or the government, thanks to the combination of Oberthur Technologies ID-One PIV smart card and Zvetco Biometrics Verifi fingerprint readers.

“Our partnership with Zvetco Biometrics further extends the benefits of ID-One PIV within companies at several levels: physical and logical access and documents protection through electronic signatures,” said Patrick Hearn, VP of ID markets and Identity Business, Americas, at Oberthur Technologies.

D-One PIV is the Oberthur Technologies smart-card range, which is specifically designed to comply with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12. ID-One PIV is the first fully Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS) 202 compliant smart card for physical and logical access control offering authentication, digital signature, fingerprint match-on-card, encryption and post-issuance management capabilities. Some applications like cashless payment can be incorporated making this offer flexible for a corporate market use.

Zvetco Biometrics’ Verifi line of fingerprint readers is widely recognized as among the most accurate and robust fingerprint capture devices available anywhere. The P6000 and P6500 are all listed on the GSA Approved Products List (APL) and have been FBI certified as meeting the rigorous FIPS 201/PIV standard. By embracing industry standards, Zvetco Biometrics can claim compatibility with dozens of industry leading software solutions in key user authentication segments such as single sign-on, PKI3, middleware, SDK4, programming languages and more.

“We are very excited about working with Oberthur Technologies which has an exceptional expertise with smart-cards and user authentication. The combination of our products will allow all companies, including small businesses, to benefit from the strong authentication” said Eusebio Coterillo, VP Sales for Zvetco Biometrics.

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