[News] Fujitsu Enhances Identity Security with Advanced Cloud-based Biometrics Solution

Biometrics-as-a-Service platform offers scalable user authentication for organizations of any size

Editors Note: In light of the security breach at Equifax, we thought it would be beneficial to our readers to learn about other security options including Biometrics.

Fujitsu America, Inc. announces the launch of a cloud-based Biometrics-as-a-Service (BIOaaS™) offering which, in light of recent large-scale data breaches like the Equifax cybersecurity incident, is a unique solution for organizations facing increasingly complex data security risks. This offering demonstrates Fujitsu’s capability to secure financial, commercial and customer environments through integration with their recently established Intelligent Security Operations Center (iSOC) in Dallas, providing real time security alerts in a seamless manner. With the launch of this cloud-based identity platform, Fujitsu is transforming the market by offering quick deployment that lowers costs and allows customers to choose and blend modalities to develop the best use case for their particular organization and requirements, permitting rapid integration with existing business intelligence and systems. Available biometric modalities can include voice, face and fingerprint on customer’s smartphones for low cost, low risk applications, right through to the Fujitsu PalmSecure® solution for high-security deployments.

Enterprises are paying closer attention to their security infrastructure than ever before – and for good reason: organizations around the world lose an estimated five percent of their annual revenues to fraud. In light of this unsettling reality, True Identity Assurance is becoming a fundamental requirement of any robust security environment.

BIOaaS is a massively scalable, globally available solution to quickly assist organizations with determining a “true” identity in the first instance via identification or verifying against a known identity. By leveraging a centralized architecture, the solution allows new biometric information to be checked against existing biometrics databases to reduce fraud, something that is not possible with match-on-device solutions like the type found in smartphones. Organizations leveraging Single Sign-On (SSO) and remote access solutions can now easily enhance security for all users with this flexible multi-factor authentication service.

Biometrics-as-a-Service Overview

  • A cloud-based biometrics engine that can match multiple biometric types: New products and sensors for existing biometrics can be added with no back-end changes being required, while new biometric modalities can easily be added as they are invented. Furthermore, the ‘as a Service’ model ensures that customers only pay for current users in the system, not projected users, significantly reducing costs.
  • Easy, cost-effective pay-as-you-grow scalability: BIOaaS offers a number of pre-configured deployments options based on target size, right up to hundreds of millions of users. However, customers only pay for what they are currently using, meaning that all pilots and staged deployments are low-cost by default.
  • Available on Fujitsu Enterprise Cloud Service K5: BIOaaS runs on K5, the next-generation cloud Fujitsu platform that offers enterprise-class, 99.99% availability and performance predictability, making it ideal for hosting an around-the-clock biometrics solution. It is also available on the Amazon Web Services Cloud.

To learn more about this and other security solutions from Fujitsu, please visit the Security Services homepage: http://www.fujitsu.com/us/solutions/business-technology/security/security-services/