BIO-key, a developer of advanced identification solutions to commercial and government enterprises, has claimed it is going to release the first ever mobile biometric identification and authentication platform.
Smartphone application developers can now integrate a strong authentication feature into their apps by utilizing the new platform from BIO-key. The platform also enables enterprises to capture and transmit fingerprint biometric data to a secure server for identity and authentication of smartphone, laptop, tablet and desktop users.
Officials with BIO-key have exclaimed that the world now is a place with 24 by 7 access to information from mobile devices. Application providers and enterprise IT professionals have been struggling with how they can quickly, conveniently and accurately establish the identity of remote users looking to access their sites and applications. With the anticipated ubiquity of fingerprint enabled smartphones such as the LG eXpo, the first such smartphone introduced in the U.S. market, enterprise application providers now have a more secure and convenient alternative to passwords for their remote users to establish their identity.
BIO-key has asserted that its fingerprint biometrics solutions give clients the ability to positively identify individuals before granting access to valuable corporate resources, Web portals or applications in seconds. Powered by patented technology their fingerprint biometric solutions provide true interoperability with all major reader manufacturers, enabling developers to seamlessly integrate fingerprint biometrics into smartphone applications.
BIO-key partners including Oracle, IBM, Computer Associates (News - Alert) and Evidian, who have added BIO-key's biometric identity solution into their offerings thereby enabling their customers to enjoy a fast, secure and convenient way to assure their users' identities to access enterprise applications through smartphones.
Darren Calman, Director of Product Management of Oracle (News - Alert) Identity & Access Management has opinioned that the fact that BIO-key's software is interoperable with numerous fingerprint readers is an important feature for Oracle because it enables enterprises to more easily establish identity remotely on a variety of devices – from laptops to tablets to cell phones. Software that can enroll, identify and verify mobile users is critical to their customers with today's work force.
Recently, BIO-key unveiled TruDonor ID and enhanced biometric support for various platforms.
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Edited by Juliana Kenny