Financial institution to use BIO-key biometric ID solutions to secure Windows 10 devices

July 11, 2017 - 

BIO-key has been selected by a global financial institution to deliver biometric authentication solutions for the firm’s Windows platform worldwide.

The financial institution, which BIO-key declined to name in the release, recently upgraded all its devices to the Windows 10 operating system on a global basis, a decision that was mostly driven by Windows Hello’s improved biometric security features.

BIO-key is providing the institution with an initial 5,000 SideTouch compact fingerprint readers to support the use of fingerprint biometric authentication.

The fingerprint readers have been qualified and tested by Microsoft to support the biometric sign-in capabilities of Windows Hello.

Additionally, the institution can integrate BIO-key’s ID Director for Windows, a multi-factor, “Single-Sign-On” authentication software solution enabling secure authentication to a Windows domain, application or website from any device across the enterprise.

ID Director for Windows plugs directly into existing Active Directory infrastructures to provide effective integration with the corporate structure for managing user and computer policies.

“Reflecting the growing base of interest in deploying fingerprint authentication within highly-regulated industries, BIO-key has received more bank inquiries about our solutions in the past 12 months than in all of the previous 12 years,” said Mike DePasquale, chairman and CEO at BIO-key. “We believe this trend is being driven both by the escalating challenge of protecting online assets and the widespread familiarity of fingerprint authentication on smartphones and tablets. As other authentication methods continue to show signs of vulnerability, the security, accuracy, ease of use and attractive cost of fingerprint authentication is emerging as a best in class solution.”

Previously reported, Japanese security solutions provider DDS Inc. recently selected BIO-key’s SideSwipe fingerprint scanners to provide secure biometric authentication for its custom, Windows-based authentication solutions.

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