Digital Persona was founded in 1996 with the intention to bring biometric (fingerprint authentication) to mainstream computing - across the commercial, developer and consumer markets.
What products and services does Digital Persona offer?
Digital Persona provides fingerprint authentication system for desktop, network and embedded applications. The company's award-winning fingerprint recognition technology eliminates the need for passwords, PIN codes and cards. Users can securely and conveniently access sensitive information or conduct transactions with a simple touch of a finger. Password based identities are replaced with a more reliable form of digital identity. Digital Persona's products are as follows:
U.are.U Personal - Designed for the home market, providing convenience and security. With the touch of a finger, U.are.U Personal provides Windows logon, Internet and application password replacement and file encryption.
U.are.U Pro - Designed for corporate and government networks. Allows administrators to control access to sensitive information (via laptop or desktop) and save the high costs associated with password management.
U.are.U Online - Enables individual user authentication for secure and convenient Internet transactions and communications.
U.are.U Integrator - Provides the building blocks to companies and system integrators that wish to develop products based on Digital Persona's proprietary authentication technology. Developers benefit from the security, convenience, and product differentiation that Digital Persona technology provides. Over 200 companies are actively developing Digital Persona enabled applications.
How is the biometric security market evolving?
Biometric security is increasingly moving into the mainstream. The durability of the technology is market proven and cost considerations have entered the mainstream market. The value proposition for fingerprint authentication has matured - particularly in the face of rising password management costs and risks.
What are the current trends for fingerprint authentication?
Fingerprint authentication has become the biometric of choice - when compared to facial recognition or iris scanning for example. This is driven by its cost, performance and the advantages of user practicality. We will be seeing it migrate in two compatible directions - practical security in smaller and smaller devices and enterprise network security (driven by its return on investment).
Digital Persona's products work on Microsoft Windows platforms. Are there any plans of supporting additional Operating Systems?
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