Fujitsu’s ruggedized tablet comes with serious security – palm vein biometrics powered by an integrated PalmSecure sensor.
More and more tablets and mobile devices are ramping up security with biometrics – almost all major smartphones are now equipped with some kind of biometric sensor or scanner. Apple just shocked many by introducing face biometrics in place of their fingerprint scanner, the technology apple paid over $350 million for several years ago.
When taken with an infrared camera, face recognition becomes a rock solid biometric modality. Tech giants switching from fingerprint to face now validates why M2SYS always believed in underlying hybrid biometric technology – each biometric modality works differently in different environments; there is no “one fits all” approach in biometrics. That’s why we invented a solution and platform that lets our partners plug in different forms of biometrics as their business and product matures, without the need to rewrite any code. Can you believe that someone thought of this approach many many years ago? That’s M2SYS.
Continue reading →
Advancements in biometric identification management technology are moving so fast, it’s tough to predict just how much it will potentially change the world we live in. Biometrics are fundamentally changing identification management in a host of industries and governmental entities. There is no question that biometrics now touch virtually every corner of the world to improve security, but what is perhaps most fascinating is the benefits biometrics have established that were once unforeseen which include establishing parity in societies that have traditionally lacked class equity.
Traditional identification technologies (passwords, PINs, plastic ID cards) are no longer reliable and quickly being supplanted with biometrics. For example, the increased focus on improving internet security to fight cybercrime has opened the door for the use of biometrics as a stand-alone solution, or as part of a multi-factor authentication strategy. Continue reading →
Remember the times, when you used to buy those giant locks with massive keys to secure your houses? Or do you know how that was replaced by one central door key, which was too big to be kept inside your pocket? It’s true that time flies, but the other side is also true that it flies with a lot of changes. Today, security systems have become less complex and more technology based.
With huge technological advancements in recent years, life has become simpler and less of a painstaking journey. One of the best advancements is the ease in security systems provided by the invention of biometrics. This has become bliss for many businessmen and professionals cautious about their belongings. Continue reading →
Back in the early days of the Internet, website content management was a bit more complicated. If you weren’t proficient in making modifications to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), chances are that you hired a professional who used a platform like Dreamweaver to upload content changes via file transfer protocol (FTP). The process tended to be cumbersome and often required the services of a professional which meant that you were at the mercy of their availability. Continue reading →
Today we announced a new partnership with Secugen to help customers using their fingerprint readers to accelerate their projects through the adoption of CloudABIS – a new suite of cloud-based biometric identification management tools designed to help lower the costs and remove the friction for authentication projects around the world.
If you haven’t heard about the CloudABIS suite, we have some exciting news to share. As longstanding pioneers in the biometrics industry with a strong track record of designing and developing innovative biometric identity management solutions that lower the costs and speed the adoption of this technology, M2SYS is pleased to now offer the CloudABIS suite that enables anyone in the world to quickly develop and deploy a highly scalable solution that avoids the risk, cost, and burden of the development time and maintenance so often required for these types of projects.
Data breaches in banking have become commonplace all over the world. Most banks and financial institutions continue to rely on historical password based security systems which are increasingly susceptible to cyber breaches and no longer able to reliably secure data or to prevent bank fraud.
Continuous data breaches in the banking industry clearly demonstrates how antiquated existing identification security is, and something has to change. Due to the challenges that passwords, personal identification numbers (PINs) and physical ID cards present, the banking industry is searching for new technologies which can provide stronger data protection from hackers and they are now considering biometric solutions to solve the problem.
The following guest post on biometric technology was submitted by James Daniels.
The utilisation of biometric technology to identify individuals has been in use for years all over the world. As technology continues to advance, biometric technology is also advancing.
Biometric technology refers to the ability to identify an individual based on their unique physical characteristic, behaviors and patterns. Most often biometrics can identify an individual through their fingerprints, the physical structure and characteristics of their face, thru the utilisation of iris and retina scans, and more.
2016 will be remembered as a prolific year for the biometric industry. More countries have started integrating biometric identification checks for government services including:
- Border security at airports
- Patient identification at hospitals
- Inmate identity at prisons and jails
Private companies are also leaping into the world of biometrics. 2016 brought a surge of private investment into the use of biometrics to help:
- Improve workforce management efficiencies
- Replace passwords and PINs
- Ensure accurate financial transactions with a strong audit trail
At the end of 2016 we can safely say that the biometric industry shows continued strong growth potential and is now, perhaps used more than ever around the globe and well positioned to continue its spread to additional industries in the near future.
2016 biometric year in review