NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EyeLock LLC, a market leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions, has released a new white paper "What You Should Know About Biometrics in the Cloud."
The problem of ensuring user authenticity is a growing concern. In traditional schemes, cryptography is used to protect the authentication of users. However, traditional authentication schemes such as username/password suffer from inherent weaknesses.
Biometric authentication offers an elegant solution to the problem of high-security user authentication. As users, applications and devices leave the safety of the enterprise network and move toward the Cloud, identity protection becomes critical to maintaining security.
Biometric authentication consists of verifying an individual based on a unique physical feature such as a fingerprint, iris, voice print, etc. Unlike passwords, biometric properties are not as susceptible to loss or theft and, if implemented correctly, are difficult to copy or forge. Moreover, with biometric authentication all users have an enforceable equally-high security criterion (no weak passwords).
Although biometric authentication is a preferred solution, it currently suffers from challenges that must be addressed before Cloud-based authentication becomes a viable option. This whitepaper presents a new biometric protection system developed by EyeLock's Advanced Research Labs to address these challenges.
For more information, please visit www.eyelock.com.
EyeLock LLC, a majority owned subsidiary of Voxx International Corporation, is an acknowledged leader in advanced iris authentication for the Internet of Things (IoT), providing the highest level of security with EyeLock ID™ technology. Iris authentication is highly secure because no two irises are alike and the iris is the most accurate human identifier other than DNA. The company's significant IP portfolio, including more than 75 patents and patents pending, and proprietary technology enables the convenient and secure authentication of individuals across physical and logical environments. EyeLock's solutions have been integrated and embedded across consumer and enterprise products and platforms, eliminating the need for PINs and passwords. Corporations across the Fortune 500 recognize the level of security EyeLock provides due in part to its extremely low false acceptance rate, ease of use, and scalability. As a sponsor member of the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a safer and more secure digital presence for consumers, EyeLock is dedicated to advancing digital privacy and next generation security.
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