IGEL integrates Fujitsu palm vein recognition to boost endpoint security
Compared to other fingerprint and biometric scanners, Fujitsu’s palm vein recognition technology has a reduced number of False Acceptance Rate (FAR) and False Rejection Rate (FRR), the company claims.
“IGEL is always looking for ways to help organizations support faster, more secure and reliable data access for their end users,” said IGEL Chief Technology Officer Matthias Haas in a prepared statement. “Biometric technology should not slow down access to critical business applications, and with Fujitsu’s award-winning PalmSecure technology, we are able to provide our mutual customers with secure and authentication at the endpoint that also contributes to improved end-user productivity, while at the same time helping to protect the health and safety of workers.”
PalmSecure leverages vascular pattern biometric technology for authentication and captures patterns with near-infrared light. It then creates a unique biometric template that is encrypted in the sensor before transmission. The new generation F-Pro sensor is 50 percent smaller than the previous and has improved capture time that works with a slowly moving palm, according to the announcement. F-Pro also works in different light and temperature conditions. Fujitsu PalmSecure provides identification with an FAR below 0.00001 percent with an FRR of 0.01 percent.
“By integrating support for Fujitsu PalmSecure F-Pro technology into IGEL OS, IGEL is further enabling fast and secure endpoint access for end users across a broad range of industries – from healthcare to financial services,” said Oliver Reyers, head of biometric based security solution business, Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH, in the statement. “Together, we are helping to ensure fast and reliable authentication while saving businesses both time and resources.”
PalmSecure F-Pro Technology is now included in IGEL OS firmware for endpoint security. IGEL OS is a Linux-based OS with security features that include support for two-factor authentication, smart card readers and trusted execution.
Fujitsu subsidiary Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. recently acquired Fulcrum Biometrics to boost its biometrics business.