Fujitsu combines biometrics with Chip and PIN for multa-factor authentication device

Source: Fujitsu

Fujitsu today introduces the latest in a long line of human centric innovations based on the company’s ground-breaking biometric authentication technology that uses the unique pattern of veins in the human hand to verify identity.

This new FUJITSU PalmSecure ID Match device protects access, data and payment and will be globally available - launched first of all in the EMEIA region - from early 2015, Meeting the latest European Union directives ID Match addresses security-sensitive scenarios across a wide range of sectors including finance, retail and social security as well as other public sectors.

In today’s hyperconnected world, human centric ICT gives organisations an unprecedented opportunity to co-create the services that their customers and other stakeholders demand - but only where privacy is protected and data is secure. With PalmSecure, Fujitsu is the perfect innovation partner to complement its clients’ business knowledge with Fujitsu’s authentication technology expertise and solution support, for example to customise the highly adaptable ID Match device - similar to a Point of Sale unit - to deliver a highly secure yet easy-to-use identity authentication solution.

Consumers, citizens and shoppers are becoming more open to new ways of engaging with an increasingly digital ecosystem of financial services providers, public sector agencies, and retailers. Models of ‘distributed business’ are also emerging where traditional organisational boundaries are less important and collaboration across geographical and organisational borders has become easier. However, in this brave new world security becomes even more important - enabling close collaboration and service innovation wherever possible, while maintaining tight control over access, data and payment.

FUJITSU PalmSecure ID Match maximises physical security by allowing multi-factor identity verification, combining palm-vein technology and SmartCard with pin code option, for ‘real and true’ authentication to a very high level. It comprises a PalmSecure sensor, a touchscreen and processor board with latest ARM technology, plus a multi-card reader. Based on the associated Software Development Kit (SDK), Fujitsu partners and clients can easily integrate this solution within their enterprise-to-enterprise applications, such as access control (physical or logical), time attendance, or replacement of passwords within critical applications.

One of the ID Match applications to be delivered by Fujitsu during 2015 will be FUJITSU PalmSecure truedentity. This client/server-license-based security software will leverage the PalmSecure palm-vein technology realising maximum security for user authentication, identity management and secured data transfer channels. truedentity leverages the same technology currently used in Germany’s electronic identity card project which was developed to meet strict data protection regulations. It protects sensitive corporate data against unauthorised access at the highest technical level. The protocols and mechanisms used provide robust protection against known attack scenarios and meet international standards.

Supporting Quote

Thomas Bengs, Head of Security Solutions, Fujitsu
“True to its Human Centric Innovation approach, FUJITSU PalmSecure is one of the best examples of how Fujitsu is co-creating value with its customers by bringing together the dimensions of people, information and infrastructure. FUJITSU PalmSecure ID Match delivers reliable and easy-to-use multi-factor verification for a wide range of applications, enabling organisations of all sizes to protect access, data and payment, while FUJITSU PalmSecure truedentity software extends this protection to secure data transfer as well as the data itself.”

Pricing and availability
The FUJITSU PalmSecure ID Match device and related SDK will be globally available, starting in the EMEIA region from February 2015 and FUJITSU PalmSecure truedentity will be globally available early 2015. Both can be purchased separately, direct from Fujitsu.

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