IdentityX launches update with Apple Touch ID fingerprint biometric integration
IdentityX has just launched a major system update with support for Apple’s biometric Touch ID fingerprint technology.
According to the Daon Affiliate company, IdentityX’s universal mobile authentication platform – the Infinity Platform — allows users to mix and match security factors. Infinity already supports fingerprint-enabled Windows devices and is currently being integrated on Android devices with fingerprint readers, like the Samsung Galaxy S5. Now that Apple has opened up its Touch ID API for developers, the company is able to support that as well.
“This is great news for online businesses such as banks, healthcare providers and others that have high-risk transactions,” IdentityX President Conor White said. “Mobile fingerprint authentication has now decisively moved from an emerging technology of tomorrow to one that is available to everyone today.
“As a closed system, Touch ID security provided limited functionality for iPhone 5s users. But as an open system — when incorporated into the multi-factor Infinity Platform — Touch ID works in tandem with dozens of other biometric and non-biometric security factors to deliver a flexible, universal consumer solution.
IdentityX says that its Infinity Platform with support for Touch ID is now available in open beta and will be formally released with iOS 8 in the fall.
“Because no single security technology is perfect or ubiquitous, the Infinity Platform provides organizations the flexibility to centrally manage the wide (and growing) variety of authentication technologies that smart devices support — leading to greater security while providing optimal choice and convenience,” White said.
Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, IdentityX launched the Infinity platform earlier this year, in February.