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SecuGen software, Xiaomi personal assistant, and Ping benchmark updates reflect biometrics adoption

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A trio of updates related to biometric software indicate the growing scale the technology needs to work at, with millions of consumers and enterprise employees using biometrics for access control.

SecuGen has launched free software to extend its optical fingerprint technology to XenApp and XenDesktop users.

The SecuGen SDK Plugin for Citrix allows Citrix customers to operate SecuGen’s biometric readers on a local client device to authenticate to remote biometric applications through a Citrix session. This solves the problem of how to use a fingerprint reader with applications running in a remote desktop environment, according to the announcement.

“We are committed to innovation and the development of new products for our partners to meet their customers’ diverse needs,” says SecuGen VP of Engineering Dan Riley. “We are now able to provide our Citrix reseller partners the ability to use fingerprint technology to authenticate to applications being run in a Citrix environment.”

SecuGen also provides free SDKs for template extraction and 1:1 matching on Windows, Android, and Linux devices, among other free software offerings.

Xiaomi updates digital assistant

Xiao AI will soon be updated to support multi-turn voice exchanges, like Amazon’s Alexa, according to VentureBeat. The new Xiao AI 3.0 also features improved voice shortcut functionality and a feature to enable users to reply to incoming calls with a text message.

The digital assistant is already used by just under 50 million people each month, according to the report.

The new features will be available on select Xiaomi smartphones. The company is also updating its machine learning framework MACE, and say that its natural language processing platform MiNLP is now activated more than 6 million times a day.

Ping supports scaling deployments

Ping Identity says its technology has achieved a new set of scale and performance benchmarks, with the company reporting that a customer providing online mortgages handled over 75,000 authentications per second during peak demand after television advertising caused demand to spike.

The replacement of multiple legacy systems with Ping’s unified IAM ecosystem, meanwhile, is enabling HP ID to provide single sign-on (SSO) services for more than 150 million existing identities, and add thousands per day. As the Internet of Things takes off, HP has architected its identity infrastructure to manage a billion user and device identities with the Ping Intelligent Identity platform, according to the announcement.

“For enterprises today, providing fast and reliable service through digital channels is critical to their brands’ reputations,” says Andre Durand, CEO, Ping Identity. “We continue to invest in meeting the high scale and performance needs of the world’s largest global enterprises, so they can exceed customer expectations not only during the regular course of business, but also through periods of extreme demand.”

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