HYPR Corp. releases biometric security integration kit for developers

May 19, 2015 - 

HYPR Corp. announced it has released its Biometric Security Integration Kit, an end-to-end biometric security suite designed for developers and manufacturers across the field of Internet of Things (IoT).

The kits, which are expected to ship in July in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, contain all the necessary parts for securing both applications and devices across the IoT in a sector-agnostic manner.

As an “under-the-hood” security solution, HYPR enables applications to connect to a range of compatible, FIDO-Ready devices and biometric sensors including voice analyzers, facial recognition detectors, and fingerprint readers.

By embedding HYPR directly into their products, developers and manufacturers can achieve full security that seamlessly works with any current or future compliant biometric devices.

This robust level of authentication technology was only previously available to large enterprises and government agencies, but HYPR’s kit now makes it accessible to individuals.

Device manufacturers in the Internet of Things field will be able to use the “drop-in” security solution that automatically links their products with the biometric sensors on the hardware layer of the IoT stack.

Application developers are able to seamlessly embed HYPR as an invisible and interoperable solution into their software to remotely provide biometric authentication, which enables them to cut down on the additional costs of add-on security solutions and potential breaches.

Additionally, enterprises, financial services firms, payment platforms government agencies and healthcare organizations are able to use the HYPR protocol to upgrade seamlessly to a fully biometric-secured environment in either a BYOD or security token delivery method.

The token, included in the integration kit, is also available as a stand-alone product for those public and private enterprises that need full security protection including biometric tokenization in a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 compliant form factor.

“The ubiquity of mobile devices, coupled with growing access to the Internet, creates an environment where cyber criminals continue to innovate based on familiar password protocols,” George Avetisov, CEO of HYPR Corp. said. “Put simply, security is inadequate for the scale and scope of the IoT. What’s needed now is a security strategy that responsibly utilizes a user’s unique biometric signature by having it be the root of authentication, while never allowing it to leave the device layer. With HYPR Integration Kits, both independent developers and large organizations will be able to secure logins at all points along the authentication channel with powerful biometric tokenization.”

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