Monthly Archives: September 2013

BIO-key Presenting at Two Industry Events

This week the company will demonstrate a technology breakthrough that provides large-scale fingerprint matching speeds that are orders of magnitude faster than previous fingerprint matching platforms, while increasing accuracy rates and dramatically reducing the cost to deploy at the Biometric Consortium Conference in Tampa Florida. The Biometric Consortium is two and a half days of presentations, seminars and panel discussions with the participation of internationally recognized experts in biometric technologies, system and application developers, IT business strategists, and government and …

Apple’s Announcement Validates BIO-key’s Mobile Strategy, but Disappoints in Terms of Leadership

With a little time to contemplate Tuesday’s announcement of Apple’s iPhone 5S, featuring a fingerprint scanner as the central new innovation in their flagship device, it is clear that Apple has given BIO-key two wonderful gifts: 1) validation of our patient belief that mobile devices are, in and of themselves, the “killer app” for fingerprint biometrics, and 2) always on, cloud-connected end user touch-points with integrated fingerprint scanners – lots and lots of them! Finally, the world will understand “first hand” fingerprint authentication’s value proposition, thanks to …

The Evolution of Fingerprints from the Device to The Cloud

Central to any Privilege Entitlement Access Control negotiation is the concept of “risk”.  The level of potential risk to the asset or service determines the required level of security, including strong user authentication, before access is granted.  Further, the binary decision to deploy strong authentication, including biometrics, is also risk based and, specifically economic risk-based, which can also be viewed as economic feasibility.  Stakeholders won’t deploy it if they lose money at it. The reason industry stakeholders and technology leaders …