April 11, 2016 -
Next month, BluStor begins shipping its new personal biometric identification solution, CyberGate Mobile Enterprise Credentials (MEC).
According to a statement by the company, BluStor’s biometric identification and data storage product includes AutoLogN and Mobile PassWord Vault (PWV), features that enable automatic authentication to a user’s devices and websites, subsequently eliminating the need for usernames, passwords or pins.
“Companies spend billions of dollars to secure the cloud and the devices, but the weakest link in the whole chain of mobile security turns out to be with the individual,” Finis Conner, BluStor’s founder and CEO, says. “The first thing you need to do is secure the employees who generate, share and manage content in order to eliminate phishing schemes, ransomware and insecure email use.”
BluStor’s CyberGate MEC authenticates via facial recognition; positive identification and authorization; secure automatic login to user devices, and; management of all usernames, passwords and pins, and can effectively eliminate many types of phishing scams, ransomware and other types of email fraud.
“By leveraging biometrics, such as facial recognition, rather than pins or passwords, our Mobile Enterprise Credentials product provides the first level of defense in the mobile world,” Conner says. “This way, users can prove to the authenticating agency that they are who they say they are and that they are authorized to do what they’re requesting, but in a way that is almost transparent to them.”
The CyberGate platform that powers the MEC product combines high-performance computing with low power consumption, up to 8GB of flash memory, Bluetooth Classic, Bluetooth Low-Energy and a long lasting rechargeable battery, all in a smart-card-sized form factor. By utilizing Bluetooth to interface with mobile devices, CyberGate allows users to leave the card in their wallet or purse for ease of use, thus minimizing the chance of loss or theft.
In addition, CyberGate’s multi-factor biometric security application, GateKeeper, secures access to the data and identity information stored within the card so only the owner’s biometrics can access the private data behind the GateKeeper.
Last month, BluStor announced that it partnered with Amazon’s start-up program LaunchPad to fulfill e-commerce sales of its CyberGate Secure Mobile Briefcase (SMB).