BIO-key launches new biometrics-friendly multifactor authentication solution

BIO-key International has launched a new adaptive multifactor authentication solution, which it says supports biometrics, proximity cards and challenge response questions.

Dubbed WEB-key 3.5, BIO-key says the new solution makes use of the company’s NIST-validated VST version 6.5 algorithm, and delivers a secure authentication framework with session tracking and unique encryption for each transaction. In particular, this leverages BIO-key’s patents for “System and Methods for Secure Biometric Authentication” and “Biometric Identification Network Security.”

“With the release of WEB-key 3.5, we address the growing demand for strong yet adaptive authentication methods across all verticals and essential mobile end points,” Mira LaCous BIO-key’s Chief Technology Officer said. “Today, customers must consider issues such as interoperability to mobile, scalability for high demand and operation within many vendor based applications when building their security platforms. WEB-key 3.5 delivers unparalleled flexibility supporting multiple authentication methods across clients on laptops, tablets, and phones. The addition of BIO-key’s ID Director product suite adds in the integration to Active Directory, as well as many enterprise vertical products such as IBM ISAM for Web, CA SiteMinder and electronic healthcare record management systems including Epic, Allscripts, Caradigm and more. ID Director can also tie in additional authentication modes like One-Time-Pin (OTP) authentication systems.”

According to the company, new APIs in the WEB-key client allow for broader and easier use on Android, as well as enhanced security architecture for mobile environments.

Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, BIO-key recently published its financial results for Q1 2014, showing a total revenue of $1.37 million – a 70% increase from its Q1 performance in 2013.

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