BIO-key updates fingerprint algorithm, biometric service platform

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

New features in WEB-key 4.0 include support for one-time passwords, proximity cards, security questions, passwords and PINs, support for Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers, an updated user interface for customization and branding, support for device based authentication via Windows Biometric Framework, and expanded audit logs.

BIO-key’s NIST-tested, core fingerprint algorithm VST has also been updated to include Windows, MAC OS X, and Linux platform support with Android forecasted to be included in the Q2 update. VST 6.6 also supports biometric reader hardware for virtual environments in Citrix, Remote Desktop and VMware Horizon. VST 6.6 adds two new algorithms for small area sensors and image correlation for very small image sources. VST 6.6 also includes a new indexing algorithm for one-to-many indexed identification searches that can leverage the host’s CPU as well as the NVIDIA GPU for highly parallel operations.

VST 6.6 also offers standalone biometric support that can be embedded into virtually any application or platform, thereby enabling biometrics where the broader features and services of BIO-key’s WEB-key solution are not required.

Earlier this week, BIO-key revealed that the cybersecurity group of an unnamed government defense ministry has selected and deployed BIO-key’s WEB-key server-based biometric management platform, as well as BIO-key fingerprint scanners, to protect its existing federated Microsoft Active Directory environment.

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