Startup Daltrey’s biometric enterprise security solution combines physical and logical access control
Australian biometrics startup Daltrey has come out of stealth by announcing the launch of a security solution for unified physical and logical access control through biometric authentication, which it says is an industry first.
Daltrey takes an identity-defined security approach to provide government and enterprise customers with scalable biometric authentication integrated with their existing technology to address security and compliance challenges, according to the announcement.
The company says its industry-first features include a robust process for identity establishment that creates a verified biometric credential called a DaltreyID, which can be created remotely or onsite, and an intelligent middleware platform for integrating existing access management providers, which links the physical and logical access control systems. Daltrey also enables customizable biometric solutions with face, iris, voice, and fingerprint recognition, enabling adaptive authentication to suit different risk levels, and allows identity management with leading security, privacy, and compliance practices to be performed by users or the enterprise.
“We have seen the emphasis on data security, authorisation and access management dramatically increase within government and other industry sectors such as healthcare, banking and transportation.” says Blair Crawford, co-founder and managing director, Daltrey. “However, traditional authentication methods associated with authorisation and access is invariably clumsy, disconnected and can differ across different parts of an organisation.”
Crawford says the company vision is to get rid of usernames, passwords, access cards and PIN numbers to eliminate workplace credential theft.
“Multi-factor authentication is a start, but it doesn’t address the fact that the foundational component of a user’s ID is a username and password in a digital context, or an access card in a physical one; both methods posing undue risk and exposure from a regulatory compliance and security perspective,” Crawford continues. “More critically, digital and physical ID convergence objectives are not being effectively addressed. Authenticating to a physical or logical system by way of the same means is an industry wide pain point and is a significantly underserved problem.”
A recent report from ABI Research says biometric access control equipment will be a major driver in the growth of biometric hardware over the next four years.