Gemalto and Precise Biometrics today introduce Gemalto .NET Bio.
This innovative solution enables organizations to enhance network security and protect online identities by replacing weak, static passwords, with strong authentication. Gemalto .NET Bio includes Precise Biometrics' fingerprint technology, Precise Match-on-Card(TM), and is easy to deploy and manage. The solution also integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Windows environments.
The Precise Match-on-Card(TM) technology stores and verifies users' fingerprint information directly on a smart card, in this case a Gemalto .NET card. The fingerprint information never leaves the card and is never stored in a database, thus protecting their digital identities and privacy.
Organizations employ Gemalto smart cards and tokens for strong user authentication to their networks, as well as for data encryption and digital signature services. Traditionally, smart cards are protected by a PIN to verify the holder of the device is its legitimate owner.
With Gemalto .NET Bio, organizations benefit from the convenience of fingerprint authentication and the portability and security of smart card devices, all seamlessly integrated with Microsoft Windows operating systems and applications.
"Gemalto and Precise Biometrics have done a great job integrating smart cards and biometrics within the security layer of Windows Operating systems." said Dustin Ingalls, Director of Program Management: Windows Core Operating System Division, Microsoft.
Thomas Marschall, Precise Biometrics' CEO, is very pleased with the cooperation with Gemalto for the product development and comments: This solution creates a major volume market opportunity for Precise Match-on-Card in the employee ID segment due to its simplicity and user-friendliness, as it eliminates the need for any additional middleware and installation. In combination with the wide availability of fingerprint readers in laptops, there is a clear business case for cost-savings and increaseed security for any organization. We count on a number of projects to start up already this year.
Gemalto .NET Bio works seamlessly with a wide range of applications for Windows and provides a very familiar user experience. The solution has an intuitive interface and users can enroll their fingerprints on the cards themselves, making it straightforward and cost-effective for both IT administrators and employees.