DigitalPersona Delivers Facial Recognition Technology for User Authentication
DigitalPersona Pro Enterprise Helps Healthcare, Financial Services and Government Organizations Reduce TCO for Controlling Access to Applications and Sensitive Information
Redwood City, Calif. — 5-16-2012 — DigitalPersona, Inc., a global provider of strong, multi-factor authentication and access management solutions, today announced the latest release of DigitalPersona® Pro Enterprise software. The latest release builds upon its existing support for a wide variety of user authentication methods by including facial recognition technology. DigitalPersona Pro Enterprise also delivers expanded browser support, improved multi-credential support and support for kiosk shared accounts. These enhancements address the need for flexible, scalable and cost-effective user authentication and access control in healthcare, financial services and government installations.
“Facial recognition is seen by many as the ultimate authentication technique, because of the difficulty in changing this unique human attribute. Two factor authentication methods are significantly improved, meaning that data integrity and loss risks are lowered. Facial recognition could be combined with fingerprint, password, voice authentication and other methods to further raise the security profile of any device supporting the technology,” Gartner Predicts 2012: Mobile and Wireless Technologies Rise, Ken Dulaney, Phillip Redman, William Clark, Adib Carl Ghubril and Mark Hung, November 2011.
DigitalPersona Pro Enterprise is an advanced user authentication and access management solution that delivers improved security for companies in regulated industries, with lower TCO than competitive products. The software solution supports a wide range of authentication methods, including passwords, PINs, fingerprint biometrics, proximity cards, smart cards, OATH tokens and now facial recognition. Customers can use their existing Active Directory infrastructure with DigitalPersona Pro to simplify policy creation and enforcement. With this release, DigitalPersona Pro has added multi-factor, multi-credential support for Citrix XenApp™ virtual desktop, allowing organizations to deliver strong authentication to “follow me” desktops in kiosk environments. With added support for Google Chrome™ browser, customers have even more flexibility to use DigitalPersona Pro with the web browser that best meets their needs.
“Businesses are under immense pressure to control and manage user access to critical applications and information. However, many authentication solutions can be difficult to deploy and use, impacting employee productivity and driving up IT costs,” said Kavya Muthanna, director of enterprise product management at DigitalPersona. “DigitalPersona Pro Enterprise gives organizations their choice of authentication methods and deployment models, reducing strain on both IT and employees, resulting in significant value to our customers.”
The new version of DigitalPersona Pro Enterprise is immediately available. For more information about DigitalPersona, please visit the company's website at http://www.digitalpersona.com/pro, or find us on Twitter @DigitalPersona.
DigitalPersona, Inc. is a global provider of multi-factor authentication and access management solutions that close the gap between end users and security for enterprises, government agencies and commercial embedded-solution developers. The company's fingerprint biometrics technology helps organizations prevent fraud and increase accountability; it is incorporated into multiple national voting systems, almost all brands of biometrically-enabled point-of-sale (POS) stations, as well as many commercial applications in the retail, healthcare, and financial industries. DigitalPersona's authentication and access management software is shipped by computer manufacturers on millions of notebooks and desktop computers per year; its cloud- and Active Directory-managed solutions multi-factor/strong authentication, single sign-on (SSO) password management and emergency access recovery simplify compliance and cut IT costs. For more information contact DigitalPersona, Inc. at +1 650.474.4000, or visit www.digitalpersona.com.