Boost to Biometric Identitiy Market

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As organizations search for more secure authentication methods for data access, physical access and general security, many are turning to biometrics. The field has been gaining attention as a reliable, highly accurate and efficient method of confirming a person’s identity. But tests show that even biometric solutions are vulnerable to counterfeit and theft.

A biometric identity and access management system will be leveraged by identity storage and database solutions following a new partnership in the field.

Japanese tech firm Fujitsu has extended a biometric solutions agreement with ImageWare.

Fujitsu said it was broadening its biometric security solutions portfolio through an agreement with ImageWare Systems as its Biometrics-as-a-Service partner.

According to planetbiometrics.com, the company added that this agreement strengthens the broad portfolio of Fujitsu cyber security products and services. Among the company’s innovations is the PalmSecure, an authentication system using biometric technology that authenticates users on based on vein pattern recognition rather than iris scanners or fingerprint readers. As veins are internal and have a wealth of differentiating features, attempts to forge an identity are extremely difficult, thereby enabling a high level of security.

“After forming a technology partnership several years ago, ImageWare and Fujitsu have seamlessly integrated key offerings so that they are now market ready,” said Jason Bradlee, Head of Security for the America region, Fujitsu America, Inc. “We are working with ImageWare on a number of opportunities, including a large-scale federated identity project with several major players using a number of our enterprise and cyber security solutions including our Biometrics and Identity-as-a-Service product, which is scheduled for launch later this quarter.”

Fujitsu customers will now be able to deploy biometric authentication as a service with multiple public, private and hybrid cloud hosting options including Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 and be able to leverage ImageWare Systems GoVerifyID and CloudID family of products.

“As businesses heavily rely on cloud adoptions, IoT and big data analytics as enablers for digital transformations, it becomes increasingly important to take additional steps to secure this new ecosystem of critical infrastructure and data assets through multi-factor multi-modal access control mechanisms including biometrics authentication,” says Satya Nanda, Vice President of Security Portfolio & Professional Services, Fujitsu America.