Armor Scientific emerges from stealth with access control platform and biometric token

Identity governance startup Armor Scientific has announced its emergence from stealth mode, along with the public release of its Armor Platform, which combines a biometric hardware token with a patent-pending middleware suite.

The hardware token is a wearable device which transmits GPS and fingerprint biometric data to replace usernames and passwords for authentication and authorization. The Armor Platform’s middleware enables every user and device to be added to an assurance domain as a node through cryptographic keys and a blockchain ledger. The platform also applies risk awareness powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms that continuously analyze user behavior.

“The way we identify and authenticate in a digital and connected world will be very different in 10 years,” says Armor Scientific CTO Nick Buchanan. “By delivering a fundamentally different approach to adding known devices and people to a trusted network, the Armor Platform reinvents identity and security to be relevant to our modern, hyper-connected world.”

The Armor Platform unifies the identity governance lifecycle, and removes barriers between identity control, access control, and governance administration, according to the announcement. The company says its use-cases include automating location-aware multi-factor access to critical systems for enterprise and government entities, location tracking for law enforcement and first responders, secure access to financial or regulatory applications, and hands-free access to restricted healthcare systems based on proximity.

Token, a startup offering wearable fingerprint biometrics and proximity technology, recently received $1.75 million in investment to continue its development.

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