BioID announces cloud-based biometrics support for Intel Cloud IAM solutions
Easy-to-use cloud-based biometric authentication ensures user’s presence without hardware or software deployment
Carson City, Nevada – April 16, 2012
BioID, Inc., a provider of multimodal biometric authentication for IT, web, and mobile applications, today announced BioID’s webcam-based biometric recognition will provide strong user authentication to Intel® Cloud SSO and McAfee Cloud Identity Manager solutions.
“The increasing adoption of SaaS applications has put IT departments into turmoil trying to manage multiple identity stores, access policies, security approaches, and audit trails. Intel’s cloud IAM solutions bring much-needed order to this chaos,” said Ho Chang, CEO of BioID, Inc. “Moreover, with more and more critical applications secured by a single master login, Intel is leading the industry by incorporating biometric cloud technology in the solutions, making their offerings unique and appealing. BioID’s user-friendly webcam-based recognition helps organizations ensure that the legitimate user is present.”
BioID’s technology secures the master login to the Intel SSO portal, and verifies the user’s presence whenever sensitive applications are launched or before the session is timed out. BioID currently supports highly accurate face recognition requiring only a standard webcam or mobile phone camera, with its patent-pending “live detection” that can tell if an attacker is attempting to authenticate using a photo.
“Intel’s Cloud SSO and McAfee Cloud Identity Manager solutions help give organizations much more than single sign-on to cloud applications; they provide a full suite of identity and access management tools for provisioning, strong authentication, de-provisioning and audit,” said Girish Juneja, director of Intel Application Security and Identity Products Group. “With BioID’s cloud-based biometric recognition, strong multi-factor authentication can be delivered just by looking at the camera, and without the expense and administrative overhead of additional hardware and software deployment.”
For more information, visit BioID and Intel April 17-19 at the European Identity Conference Expo, Munich, Germany, or see www.intelcloudsso.com, www.mcafee.com/us/products/cloud-identity-manager.aspx and www.bioid.com/products-and-services/cloud-sso.
BioID is guided by the vision that personal recognition services will replace traditional username/ password-based authentication to greatly enhance the convenience, user experience and security of internet and mobile users and help protect them from identity theft and data theft. BioID’s services recognize a person reliably by their face, iris and/or voice. The company’s technology has been proven through many years of use at enterprises, banks and government organizations, and can be integrated flexibly into existing IT and communication environments.
Privately held, BioID is headquartered in Switzerland with offices in Germany and the US. For more information, please see www.bioid.com.
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BioID cloud recognition provides convenient 2-factor authentication for Intel Cloud SSO and McAfee Cloud Identity Manager users.
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