Fujitsu launches biometric service portfolio in Canada, Mexico, Caribbean

Fujitsu has announced the extension of its biometric security solutions portfolio, including its Biometrics-as-a-Service offering, to Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The Fujitsu PalmSecure family of products, its SAMURAI platform, and RoboSOC (SOC in a box) solution, along with consulting, systems integration, Security Operations Centers (SOC) and other managed security services are now available throughout the Americas. Fujitsu America Head of Security for the Americas, Jason Bradlee, said biometric security solutions are attracting interest from every kind of organization following

Report predicts rise of Biometrics-as-a-Service amid sensor market growth

Global biometric sensor shipments are expected to reach 1.9 billion by 2022, a 12.4 percent CAGR from 2015, driven by consumer electronics, mobile payments, digital security, and identity management, according to a report by ABI Research. “Monetizing Biometrics Technology through Silicon-as-a-Service Model” shows increased penetration rates across government, civil, banking, healthcare, and enterprise markets is expected to result in shipments of 31 million non-consumer biometric devices by 2022. ABI predicts biometrics market revenue will increase from $26.6 billion in 2016

Fujitsu predicts shared car industry, AV to drive biometrics integration in vehicles

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) will soon enable fingerprints and iris scans to replace keys for unlocking and driving cars, according to Fujitsu America. The majority of shared cars is use will have utilization rates over 50 percent by 2030, according to research recently released by the company. That represents a major increase over 5 percent utilization rates for shared cars today, and will drive MaaS adoption, the company says. Frost & Sullivan research indicates that more than 20 million cars could be

BioID ramps up data privacy and protection commitment

BioID has partnered with Microsoft Cloud Germany and Deutsche Telekom to host its highly in demand BioID Web Service (BWS) in the data center of T-Systems to further improve data security and privacy. T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, serves as the data trustee in ensuring that all data is stored exclusively in data centers based in Germany, with T-Systems facilitating all access to customer data and any related infrastructure. Providing service via such a data center is a necessity

AimBrain patents process for improving accuracy in biometric authentication

Biometric Identity as-a-Service (BIDaaS) platform developer AimBrain was awarded a UK patent for its technical process that enables greater accuracy in biometric authentication. The GB2539705 (A) patent covers a process that allows a user to be authenticated based on the way they look, sound and behave across a wide range of scenarios, by clustering distinctive data and generating a wide range of context-based templates for an individual. Based on several years’ research and development into deep learning and biometric modelling,

AimBrain whitepaper focuses on biometric identification as-a-service

AimBrain published a new whitepaper focusing on the benefits of moving authentication from on-device to cloud. The whitepaper, Cloud Authentication & Biometric Identity as-a-Service (BIDaaS), emphasizes that BIDaaS offers the go-to model for a seamless customer journey, greater security and more accuracy in building a biometric profile of a user. AimBrain founder and CEO Andrius Sutas said that migrating to a BIDaaS model deliver benefits beyond simple cost savings when compared to today’s authentication processes. “Relying purely on device-based authentication

Fujitsu launches scalable cloud-based biometrics as a service offering

Fujitsu America has launched a cloud-based Biometrics-as-a-Service (BIOaaS) solution which enables organizations to address increasingly complex data security risks. This offering demonstrates Fujitsu’s capability to secure financial, commercial and customer environments through integration with the company’s recently established Intelligent Security Operations Center (iSOC) in Dallas, providing real time security alerts in a seamless manner. The cloud-based identity platform reduces costs and allows customers to select and combine biometric modalities to develop the best use case for their particular organization and

Biometric ID firm AimBrain has closed its $5.1m financing round

London-based biometric identification startup AimBrain has closed its £4 million (US$5.1 million) Series A round, according to a report by B Daily. Founded in 2015 by Andrius Sutas and Alesis Novak, AimBrain’s latest round of funding has been led by BGF Ventures alongside Episode1, Entrepreneur First and angels including Simon Rozas, Chris Mairs and Charles Songhurst. The company will use the funds to grow out its ‘biometrics as a service’ offering, which is primarily targeted at financial services businesses and

Bytes Systems Integration launches biometrics-as-a-service solution

South African IT services provider Bytes Systems Integration has launched cloud-based biometric solution BioVault, according to a report by IT Web. Bytes developed and hosts the new cloud biometric service, which enables financial services providers to access biometrics without the risk of an upfront capital investment, according to Nick Perkins, divisional director of identity management at Bytes. BioVault allows companies to rent devices for capturing biometric data, as well as demographic information, a photograph, a signature and relevant documentation —

Aware’s biometric solutions, then and now: Q&A with Rob Mungovan

Rob Mungovan has been directing Aware’s sales and product development for nearly 20 years. He’s one of a handful in the biometrics industry who remembers its earliest days, and has some interesting perspectives on how far the sector has come. Please introduce yourself and the company. Rob Mungovan: Aware has been an innovator in the biometrics market essentially since the industry formed. When I came aboard in 1997, Aware was breaking ground in commercialization of “wavelet” technology, and had recently