DigitalPersona launches new biometric identity assurance solution

November 18, 2013 - 

DigitalPersona has just launched a new customer and employee biometric authentication system.

Currently on display at CARTES 2013 in Paris, the new solution – called Altus – is built for onsite or mobile enrollment, identity verification and lifecycle management of secure credentials.

“More than half of the people in the world have no identity credentials. As a result, they have little or no access to banking or government services,” Richard Agostinelli, president and CEO at DigitalPersona said. “Our new Altus solution provides those organizations with a secure and cost-effective method of authenticating customers, citizens and employees.”

Altogether, the new system consists of a three-part framework that includes Altus Create for enrollment, Altus Confirm for verification and credential management as well as Altus Control for passwords.

The Altus Create module establishes a non-repudiable biometric database for enrollment and access to applications. The database contains digital identities that bind key elements, including biometrics and breeder documents.

The Altus Confirm module verifies a user and provides an assured identity.  The solution manages credentials — including updates, additions and revocations — during the entire life cycle (enrollment to de-provisioning).  When users want to access bank accounts, government services, corporate networks or other secure assets, they use a DigitalPersona fingerprint reader. The captured biometric is verified against identities stored in the database.

The Altus Control module provides access to computers and applications creating a single sign-on environment using biometrics.  Altus Control also provides organizations with a variety of audit trails and management reports.

“Our identity assurance experts have helped banks, retailers, government agencies and other organizations solve complex identity issues,” Agostinelli said. “The knowledge, insights and best practices they bring to every engagement are incredibly valuable.”

Reported previously, last month, DigitalPersona acquired Identity Stream.

Also last month, the company launched new PIV and FAP-certified fingerprint modules. According to DigitalPersona, these are the smallest PIV-certified FAP 20 and FAP 30 OEM modules on the market. 

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