06/19/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/19/2017 12:17
As businesses undertake digital transformations, it becomes increasingly important to take steps to secure their data - from patient identification in the healthcare industry, to fraud prevention in retail or banking to ensuring the secure use of enterprise mobile devices. Combining biometric authentication with existing access control, such as tokens, passwords or PINs provides the ultimate level of accountability.
Thomas Bengs, Director and Head of Biometrics at Fujitsu in EMEIA, says: 'For enterprises today, protecting data and implementing access control is more important than ever. Through this agreement with ImageWare Systems, our customers gain access to an enhanced portfolio of biometric security solutions that reduce the barriers to deploying highly secure biometric authentication. Businesses will also benefit from more choice than ever, both in terms of the technologies they deploy and the ability to offer authentication via mobile devices. Delivering biometric authentication as a service opens up many new use cases and reduces the complexity usually associated with security measures.'
Jim Miller, Chairman and CEO of ImageWare Systems, adds: 'Biometrics are not only the most secure form of authentication, but are also the easiest to use - as each user is his or her own password. By taking advantage of our powerful biometrics solutions delivered via Fujitsu's cloud-based security as a service, many more businesses can easily enhance their security. The potential applications are plentiful: Enterprises can add features such as mobile security for application logins or manage access to controlled areas, while retailers can use biometrics to help prevent fraud or to manage loyalty programs. There are also many potential applications in the financial industry where confirming identity in online, mobile or ATM banking is crucial. Finally, in healthcare, biometrics authentication easily confirms patient identity, accelerating check-in for example during visits to the doctor.'
Pricing and availability
The ImageWare Systems solutions will be available to Fujitsu customers in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa from July 2017. Pricing varies according to country and configuration.
Notes to editors
The agreement enables Fujitsu to market and license the ImageWare Systems' GoVerifyID®: family of products including:
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Date: 19 June, 2017