Suprema releases biometric access controller for centralized systems

Suprema has released CoreStation, a biometrics-based intelligent access controller which provides advantages of biometric-enabled security over centralized access control systems. Designed for mid to enterprise-level systems, CoreStation can accommodate up to 500,000 users with rapid fingerprint matching speed of up to 400,000 matches per second. By providing high-performance, biometric readiness and Ethernet communication, CoreStation provides complete access control functionalities for up to 132 access points along with Suprema’s BioStar 2 security platform. The device also allows centralized biometric template management

SCM Secure deploys biometric palm vein solution for UK child care facility

Ed-Tech start-up SCM Secure, has deployed its biometric palm vein solution at two childcare facilities in Oxford, UK. The Aunties’ Old School Nursery have installed the SCM Secure’s PalmSecure solution together with their cloudbased Learning Management System at its two settings. The PalmSecure solution allows parents to register themselves and their children upon arrival, making the sign-in process easier, quicker, and more efficient. “The childcare industry is about ‘people’, and SCM Secure have found a way of introducing technology into

Optimal IdM releases authentication-as-a-service solution with MFA capabilities

Optimal IdM has released Optimal Authentication Service (OAS), an authentication-as-a-service (AaaS) that enables users to perform various types and levels of authentications including single and multi-factor. The RESTful web service can be deployed in any data center and is offered in a multi-tenant environment as well as in an isolated/dedicated environment. The service is available via industry standard REST calls, which ensures that both web and non-web applications can easily add MFA capabilities. OAS prevents phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks by

IAM solutions must be mobile friendly for enterprise adoption: report

Frost & Sullivan has released a research report titled “Technologies Empowering Future of Identify Management”, which reveals that identify and access management (IAM) challenges are more business-centric than technology-centric. The report finds that areas such as administration, authentication and auditing are developing technologies to improve service accuracy and cost efficiency. Meanwhile, emerging services such as platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) are driving the growth of IAM technologies, the report said. “The shifting of enterprise solutions to the cloud has created

Centrify service assesses user behavior to prevent breaches

Centrify launched its new Analytics Service, which uses machine learning to assess and respond to risk based on user behaviour. The Centrify Analytics Service constantly analyzes the user’s continually evolving behavior patterns and assigns a risk score. The service then enforces an appropriate decision on whether the user is granted access, requires step-up authentication, or is blocked entirely. Now available in Australia and New Zealand, the Analytics Service can be added on to Centrify Identity Service and Centrify Privilege Service.

Tascent launches dual iris and face recognition systems

Tascent introduced its InSight One high-throughput dual iris and face recognition system on Thursday. The InSight One’s performance, compact size, and human-centric design and usability overcomes traditional barriers to biometric use and enables a wide range of next-generation applications, according to the company. Intended for use in consumer travel, border control, access management, financial services, and identity management, the InSight One builds on the capabilities of the InSight Duo, which is used at airports including Dubai GDRFA and London Gatwick.

Gemalto study reveals security concerns over employee reuse of personal credentials

Gemalto released the results of its ‘Authentication and Identity Management Index’, which revealed that 90% of enterprise IT professionals are concerned that employee reuse of personal credentials for work purposes could compromise security. Meanwhile, 68% said they would be comfortable allowing employees to use their social media credentials on company resources, Gemalto’s research suggests that personal applications (such as email) are the biggest worry to organizations. The report explores the growing trend of the enterprise and consumer realms merging closer

McDonald’s considering biometric access management to reduce fraud and waste

At SC Congress Chicago last week, Paul Munsen, the global identity and access management platform lead at McDonald’s, said that a biometrics-based access management solution has the potential to reduce fraud and waste. According to a report in SC Magazine, McDonald’s has been experimenting with the idea of using biometrics to manage employee access to corporate systems inside its retail locations. “It’s something we’re definitely looking into,” said Munsen at a panel session. “We have done some experiments with biometrics,

Ping Identity acquires ID and access management software firm UnboundID

Ping Identity announced that it has acquired customer identity and access management software firm UnboundID for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is intended to accelerate digital enterprise transformation initiatives and enhance the way companies acquire, engage, manage and retain customers across all channels and devices. In addition, it improves Ping’s ability to provide enterprises with scalable solutions to manage IoT devices and secure partner access to corporate applications and data. The addition of UnboundID will enable Ping Identity platform to

ImageWare Systems licenses mobile biometric verification solution to Telos

ImageWare Systems has licensed its mobile biometric authentication service GoVerifyID — which is offered on Amazon Web Services (AWS) on-demand cloud platform — to continuous security solutions provider Telos Corporation for use with HPE Aruba ClearPass. Telos is a leading ClearPass reseller to both the U.S. federal government and commercial organizations. Recently, ImageWare and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) teamed up to integrate GoVerifyID with ClearPass, a network access management solution that manages over 65 million end-points. The integrated product is