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Biometric access control solutions announced by Fingerprint Cards and Daltrey

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Fingerprint Cards and Daltrey have each announced new biometric access control solutions, the former for account and device access on PCs and the latter for both physical and logical access for Australian organizations.

Fingerprint Cards is addressing the growing demand for biometric authentication for secure and convenient logical access control on PCs with a new solution for a range of form factors.

The new Windows 10-compatible software can be used in combination with FPC touch sensors in notebooks, 2-in-1 convertibles and PC accessories. The solution works with Windows Hello and meets the security and biometrics requirements set by Microsoft for compliance with Microsoft Enhanced Sign-On (SecureBio), according to the announcement.

Features of the solution include the FPC OneTouch wake-up function, FPC QuickTouch fast verification, the FPC EvoTouch continuously learning algorithm, and a low False Rejection Rate (FRR) of less than 3 percent with a False Acceptance Rate of 1 in 100,000.

The first PCs with the solution integrated are expected to hit the market in 2020. The consumer solution is available for commercial integration now, while the enterprise version is available for sample and demonstration, and expected to reach commercial status in the fourth quarter of the year.

“Market demand for biometrics within the PC market is growing, providing the perfect way to add convenient and secure authentication,” comments Ted Hansson, SVP Business Line Mobile at Fingerprints. “These solutions allow PC users, weather for personal or business purposes, to use their fingerprints to safely store their credentials and authenticate themselves with Windows Hello to unlock their PC, login, or make secure payments. All, crucially, without the hassle of using passwords or PIN codes which are easily forgotten and offer a second-rate user experience.”

The company’s own research indicates that two-thirds of consumers (66 percent) are tired of using PINs and passwords, and 51 percent would prefer to use biometrics for authentication.

Fingerprint Cards has also been working on ultrasonic fingerprint sensors and hybrid capacitive and optical sensors for the mobile device market.

‘Australian-first’ biometric access control partnership

Daltrey and Vault Cloud have partnered to develop a logical and physical biometric access control solution for frictionless authentication provided as a cloud service.

Users create a unified biometric credential with the Daltrey platform for seamless authentication to physical locations and digital assets as assigned, while businesses and government organizations can address security, safety, and compliance challenges with cost-effective, simple biometrics-as-a-service, according to the company announcement.

“There’s a growing need for more secure, seamless and convenient authentication spanning both physical and digital access scenarios,” says Blair Crawford, co-founder and managing director of Daltrey. “This partnership allows for an innovative identity defined approach to organisational security, helping government and corporate enterprises create secure, productive workplaces.”

Vault Cloud provides its secure data storage solution to protect sensitive data such as face, iris or fingerprint images and keep the data within Australia. The company says it employs Australian citizens with security clearance to ensure the highest level of security possible.

The partnership provides a secure biometrics ecosystem and an intelligent middleware platform for integration with existing access management providers. The cloud solution will be available to Australian businesses and governments regardless of their access control service provider.

“Access and authentication is a continued concern for government and corporate entities with certain security requirements,” states Rupert Taylor Price, CEO of Vault Cloud. “Biometric identity access will provide a robust, secure solution that is backed by the sovereign capabilities of our partnership. It represents an important step in protecting Australian citizens and organisations.”

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