Fujitsu and ImageWare partner on cloud biometrics

April 1, 2014 - 

Fujitsu has announced that its pay-as-you-go multimodal biometric cloud identity and authentication service is now globally available, following a new partnership with ImageWare Systems.

According to the company, through this partnership, the new Biometric-as-a-Service (BaaS) solution leverages the Fujitsu Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Trusted Public S5 platform, as well as its SaaS enablement tool, SystemWalker Catalog Manager.

As a key component of the new system, Fujitsu is also leveraging IWS’s GoCloudID identity management platform. In addition to being algorithm and hardware agnostic, the company says the system enables plug-and-play and can be deployed as an end-to-end or modular solution easily. GoCloudID includes an SDK. IWS’s GoMobile Interactive platform addresses security in the new system with app-level identity verification, fraud and theft prevention of mobile transactions and active monitoring for unauthorized use.

“We are seeing a growing need within the mobility, retail, healthcare, financial services and banking industries to securely identify and authenticate mission-critical operations, data and transaction information, while also addressing IT demands for utilizing easily-deployed, scalable, cloud-based solutions,” David Berry, executive vice president, Infrastructure Services at Fujitsu America said. “Multimodal biometric cloud identity and authentication services are ideal for these companies, and our continued work with ImageWare uniquely positions Fujitsu to address both the needs of these types of companies and their customers by delivering compelling biometric solutions that can be quickly deployed in the cloud and provide immediate data integrity and security.”

“With more and more mobile devices being designed with biometric features and worldwide mobile device payments expected to reach $400 billion by 2015, it is critical we work with leading technology companies like Fujitsu, to effectively and holistically address legacy identity and access management security challenges facing businesses and consumers in a big-data, smart mobile world,” Jim Miller, CEO of ImageWare Systems said. “We have a track record for more than a decade working in a variety of large and demanding environments. In Fujitsu, we have a partner who delivers world-class cloud services for public, on-premise and private infrastructure platforms.”

In case you missed it, BiometricUpdate recently sat down with Derek Northrope, Fujitsu’s head of biometrics to talk about the company, technology and the future. Read the full interview here.  

Reported previously, in 2012, ImageWare announced that its patented multi-modal biometric management engine had been certified to work on the NuVola Private Cloud Platform from Fujitsu Frontech North America.

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