Entrust integrates 3M Cogent biometric technology into authentication platform

February 24, 2014 - 

Entrust and 3M Cogent are currently working to integrate biometric fingerprint authentication into Entrust’s IdentityGuard software authentication platform.

Specifically, under the new partnership, Entrust will embed 3M Cogent’s fingerprint capture and verification technology into the system. The IdentityGuard authentication platform is Entrust’s flagship product.

“Entrust and 3M have complementary offerings in the identity management marketplace — from digital certificate management to identity document issuance solutions,” Teresa Wu, who manages the global biometric portfolio for 3M Cogent said. “We will leverage our respective strengths and expertise to expand biometric capability within the Entrust IdentityGuard authentication platform to help customers deploy solutions that match their budget, users and security needs.”

“Entrust and 3M share the same standards and vision for authenticating identities,” said Entrust President Dave Wagner. “Integrating proven 3M biometric authentication is another step in the platform’s evolution — a stride that continues our focus on properly protecting customer identities.”

Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, earlier this year, Datacard Group acquired Entrust Inc. 

“Entrust and 3M share the same standards and vision for authenticating identities,” Entrust President Dave Wagner said. “Integrating proven 3M biometric authentication is another step in the platform’s evolution — a stride that continues our focus on properly protecting customer identities.”

 

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