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The software 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 financial services, health care, 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,” according to a report, “Gartner Predicts 2012: Mobile and Wireless Technologies Rise,” published in November 2011.
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 multifactor, multi-credential support for Citrix XenAp virtual desktop, allowing organizations to deliver strong authentication to “follow me” desktops in kiosk environments.
“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,” says 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.”
[This article was posted on June 12, 2012, on the website of ABA Banking Journal, www.ababj.com.]
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