Entertech integrates enterprise biometric identity platform with Nymi Band

October 14, 2015 - 

Nymi and Entertech Systems announced they have formed a new partnership in which the companies will combine Entertech’s enterprise identity platform, BioConnect, with Nymi’s secure and continuous wearable authentication device, the Nymi Band.

In a series of pilots launching this fall, the combined solution will be used by employees at participating companies to access floors and office spaces, central security rooms and server cabinets, and to lock and unlock computer terminals.

The companies — which include online social networking services, professional services, and data centers — currently use Entertech’s BioConnect platform for physical access control to the most critical areas of their facilities.

The pilot project will now enable the employees of these companies to use the Nymi Band for biometrically authenticated access to secure physical areas, as well as logical access to Windows and Mac-based workstations.

Additionally, employees will authenticate to the Nymi Band using HeartID, Nymi’s proprietary biometric technology that verifies a user’s identity based on their unique cardiac rhythm, or ECG.

Using the NFC-enabled Nymi Band, employees will be able to open doors and access server racks by tapping the wearable device against an existing BioConnect-enabled Suprema reader.

Participants will also be using Nymi Lock Control, an application that will allow them to lock and unlock their computers without entering a password.

Following these initial pilots, the participating companies will explore other integrations with Nymi and Entertech’s technologies.

Additionally, a set of access control manufacturers will also participate in pilots in an effort to explore applications of the technology with access control software for current and future customers.

Entertech’s BioConnect allows customers to use advanced BYOI (Bring Your Own Identity) solutions with current physical access control.

The platform has certified integrations with 20 access control manufacturers throughout the world. It allows system administrators to manage biometric credentials that must be passed back and forth between devices, applications and systems in order to verify a user’s identity.

“As Nymi continues to build-out its value proposition within the enterprise space, the addition of physical access capabilities to our expanding logical access applications is an important development and we’re happy to be partnering with Entertech to launch the first pilots that will test unified access with our wearable device,” said Nymi founder and CTO Karl Martin.

Previously reported, Entertech released BioConnect identity management system v3.5, which adds fingerprint reader Suprema BioStation 2 to the integration.

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