BIO-key presents passwordless biometric solutions at Microsoft Ignite 2019

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BIO-key will showcase its passwordless biometric authentication software, Windows Hello hardware accessories, and WebAuthn multi-factor authentication at Microsoft’s annual technology event, Microsoft Ignite 2019, which takes place in November in Orlando, Florida, the company announced.

Following the FBI’s Private Industry Notice recommendation that companies integrate extra layers of biometric factors and behavior recognition checks to mitigate vulnerabilities with phone- and token-based authentication and prevent the circumvention of multi-factor authentication. BIO-key claims its biometric hardware and software authentication solutions can solve this problem, and will demonstrate several vulnerability mitigation strategies at the event.

These include Microsoft-tested and qualified Windows Hello USB Fingerprint Readers compliant with the WebAuthn standard for passwordless secure web authentication, ID Director for Windows that delivers a portable biometric multi-factor experience for multiple industries such as retail, healthcare and manufacturing, and ID Director for SAML 2.0 that lets companies add biometric authentication to their IAM platforms.

“Ignite is one of the premier technology and cybersecurity events for IT leaders around the world,” stated Mike DePasquale, Chairman and CEO, BIO-key. “As a Microsoft partner we are always excited to attend and establish new relationships with partners and customers. Our products have been designed to support Microsoft’s commitment to delivering the passwordless user experience with convenience that only biometric technology can deliver.”

In a recent interview with Biometric Update, BIO-key’s CEO said multi-factor authentication is now the enterprise security industry standard, however the popular phone SMS and tokens are in fact a major risk because “phones are probably the most hackable authentication mode today because of SIM swapping and man in the middle attacks,” he explained.

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