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

Secure Cloudlink intros identity and access management solution

British cloud security software firm Secure Cloudlink Ltd. has introduced a new, patented cloud services brokerage (CSB) solution providing secure identity management and cloud services distribution to eliminate the need for passwords. The new solution supports three factor, SSO (single sign on) and biometric user authentication. However, unlike other solutions in the market, Secure Cloudlink’s solution does not store, send or replicate any user credentials outside of an organization’s directory service. Secure Cloudlink’s solution serves as a secure, centralized user

FEMSA to deploy ImageWare’s multimodal biometric authentication system

ImageWare Systems, Inc. has signed an agreement with FEMSA, S.A to provide the company its CloudID multimodal biometric authentication system. FEMSA will initially evaluate the biometric technology in a paid pilot this month, which is expected to improve its overall security in identity, credential and access control management (ICAM). The agreement allows FEMSA to define suppliers for the various components of its ICAM roadmap that can fully benefit from ImageWare’s cloud-based technology. The GoCloudID software-as-a-service offering provides multimodal biometric identity

HID Global and NXP partner on turnkey solution using wearables for access control

HID Global Seos credential technology will be embedded in NXP Semiconductors SmartMX-based secure element devices to enable the use of wearable devices to open electronic locks at commercial buildings, hotels and workplaces. NXP and HID Global are also cooperating on a broad range of opportunities to expand the adoption of secure access to more applications and use cases. According to a statement by the company, wearables manufacturers worldwide with the Seos-ready NXP chips can enable building and parking access, PC

DOJ drops case against Apple after accessing iPhone

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice said that it had discovered how to unlock an iPhone without assistance from Apple, allowing the agency to withdraw its legal case that sought to compel the high-tech firm to assist in a terrorist mass shooting investigation. The decision to drop the case stops a legal standoff between the U.S. government and the world’s largest technology company. As BiometricUpdate.com previously reported, the case was highly contentious because the government was requesting that Apple

Rx Safes committed to meet the listing requirements for the Nasdaq Capital Markets: CEO

Rx Safes will be presenting at the Sidoti Spring 2016 Emerging Growth Convention in New York City later this month. The convention connects management teams from companies with a market cap of less than $600 million with small and micro-cap institutional investors, equity research analysts, investment bankers, private equity professionals and media to promote awareness in the investment community. Rx Safes engineers and markets fingerprint-based medical devices and security storage solutions to manage and secure the use of controlled substances