GenKey’s latest ABIS release offers enhanced security against data breaches

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GenKey’s latest ABIS release offers enhanced security against data breaches

GenKey has released version 3.5 of its ABIS system which has been designed for small and large-scale biometric identification and deduplication. This latest release offers important security enhancements and further hardens the system against attacks.

“The new ABIS uses state-of-the-art, certificate-based encrypted database communication such that access to the system is possible only from devices that have the proper certificate and eavesdropping on the communication with ABIS 3.5 is prevented,” explained Alty van Luijt, Genkey’s executive director of research and development. “Furthermore, the ABIS internal network has received additional protection by using firewalls on the nodes in the ABIS system, thwarting data compromise from within the system. All those measures significantly reduce the risk of security and data breaches with ABIS 3.5.”

In addition to the enhanced security features, ABIS 3.5 also comes with a brand-new dashboard allowing in-depth monitoring and querying the ABIS system, giving information on system performance, system health, statistics, etc. The certificate-based encrypted communication between dashboard clients and ABIS 3.5 as well as the other security features have been designed to provide the ultimate protection of individuals’ identity and data.

“This new release uses future-proof technologies to deliver secure authentication whether in the cloud or offline,” added Arnd Langguth, COO of GenKey. “As a company that has privacy-by-design as it’s guiding principle, we have brought ABIS to a high level that we can be proud of.”

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