BIO-key reports manufacturing company interest in biometric authentication solutions

BIO-key announced today that a Midwest molding and tool manufacturer is implementing BIO-key’s ID Director for Windows software to add a biometric authentication layer to Microsoft Active Directory, the company’s network access protocol.

The company is also deploying EcoID, BIO-key’s compact fingerprint scanner for Microsoft Windows Enterprise customers, to provide biometric authentication on individual and shared workstations.

This follows last week’s announcement that a machine design, engineering and manufacturing firm deployed BIO-key’s EcoID fingerprint scanners and ID Director for Windows software to secure access to shared workstations after suffering an internal security breach caused by employees sharing passwords.

BIO-key reports a growing appreciation of the value of biometric authentication for manufacturing companies trying to address the security vulnerability of passwords as well as the administrative headaches and disruptions they can cause in factory workflow. Short-cuts, sharing, forgetting and casual storage of protected passwords can create the potential for security breaches and workflow interruptions.

Earlier this month BIO-key released updates of its WEB-key biometric service platform and fingerprint algorithm software.

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