BOSTON, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As mobile devices, smartphones and tablets become more prolific, the need to secure them grows exponentially, and biometric authentication offers that security, according to the latest report from Heavy Reading Insider (www.heavyreading.com/mobile-networks), a subscription research service from Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com).
Biometrics Offer Promise for More Secure Smartphones examines the market for biometric authentication on smartphones, analyzing the most lucrative verticals for the market, and discussing drivers and challenges in the industry. It includes a comparative analysis of solutions available and details trends that will likely occur in the industry over the next 18-24 months.
For a list of companies covered in this report, http://twimgs.com/audiencedevelopment/LRHR/PDFS/mni0613_companies.pdf
"Today's phones already enable contactless payments, mobile wallets and mobile banking, and these changes signal the need for secure services that can be performed wirelessly or with a smartphone," says Denise Culver, research analyst with Heavy Reading Insider and author of the report. "And as smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices continue to proliferate and provide users with powerful, mobile, networked multimedia computing options, the need to secure them will become even greater."
The drive behind biometric authentication on smartphones will occur from both the consumer and enterprise, Culver says. "Not only will individuals begin to demand greater security for their personal devices, but enterprises will as well, especially as BYOD models continue to proliferate," she continues. "Integration will be driven by smartphone a
|SOURCE Heavy Reading|
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