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Biometric access control solutions launched by G+D, TrustSec

Idemia to pitch smartcards for passwordless authentication in webinar
Biometric access control solutions launched by G+D, TrustSec

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has launched a new physical access control token with fingerprint biometrics to provide convenient and secure access control for employees through two-factor authentication.

The StarSign Key Fob supports both physical and logical access control applications, and communicates through NFC, USB or Bluetooth low energy connections. The biometric device can be used to authenticate to desktop PCs, notebooks, workstations, tablet PCs, smartphones and IoT devices, as well as secure buildings, departments or offices, G+D says.

“Companies and their employees are looking for secure, convenient authentication solutions that eliminate the need for passwords and PINs, and can be used for various applications,” emphasizes Dr. Ferdinand Buriánek, head of Public Sector, Transit and Enterprise Security related business of G+D. “The StarSign Key Fob is designed to satisfy this need completely. It combines highest security with great user experience – not either/or, but together.”

TrustSec launches FIDO2 smartcard

The new TrustSec dual interface Biometric FIDO2 Smartcard has been launched to give consumers and businesses a way to perform passwordless authentication that fits into a wallet.

The pocket-sized, reliable and durable cards can use fingerprint biometrics to unlock Windows 10 and Mac systems, and provide multi-factor authentication (MFA) for major cloud accounts. It supports Google, Facebook, Dropbox, Microsoft, Salesforce, GitHub, Twitter and many other web applications.

TrustSec suggests that most companies around the world are shifting web authentication practices to align with FIDO2 for its combination of security and ease of use.

Idemia co-presents webinar on smartcards for flexible enterprise MFA

A webinar will be held on February 23 by BrightTALK, with representatives of Axiad and Idemia discussing how organizations can implement MFA for enterprise identity and access management (IAM) with tools like smartcards and FIDO technology.

The webinar on ‘Breaking the Myths: Smart Card Deployment for a Hybrid Workforce’ will pitch smartcards as a method of highly secure and scalable passwordless authentication, supporting a wide range of use cases. The flexibility of smartcards for MFA, many of which integrate biometrics, like the new example above from TrustSec, makes them well-suited to hybrid working models and geographically dispersed teams, according to the BrightTALK description.

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