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Suprema launches new BioStar 2 biometric platform with upgraded encryption and cybersecurity


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Suprema ID has upgraded the cybersecurity capabilities of its BioStar 2 platform for biometric access control and time and attendance tracking, with encryption extended to any data that could potential link to a specific individual as a default feature.

BioStar 2 is a web-based open and integrated security platform, and the new version 2.8 applies encryption beyond the passwords, fingerprint and face templates that were already cryptographically secured.

“We place absolute top priority to strengthen security measures and reinforce our security framework,” states Suprema Inc. CEO Young S. Moon. “Along with the current update of BioStar 2, we will continue to strive to make our solutions secure to make sure our customers’ personal data is protected.”

The company claims to hold the top market share for biometric access control in the EMEA region.

Sister company Suprema Inc. recently explored the expected market growth in mobile access cards and their smartphone-based digitized versions in 2020 in a company post. The company notes changes in the technology landscape which allow its MOCA AirFob Patch to serve as a BLE mobile access card with the legacy installed base of card readers.

The market does not necessarily have a major place for biometrics, as Suprema Head of Marketing Tae Woo Kim tells Biometric Update in an email that the company “could find some unique cases of smart cards with biometric integration in the market, however, it doesn’t seem to be the common case.”

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