BIO-key Disrupts Status Quo with New Authentication Methods


BIO-key Disrupts Status Quo with New Authentication Methods

By Greg Tavarez

Identity and Access Management (IAM) organizations are adopting new approaches as the engage in digital transformation projects. The shift in how businesses engage with employees, customers and suppliers makes effective identity management more urgent for safeguarding critical information.

It’s not always an easy task, and 58% of tech employees in the U.S. say they feel burnout, according to a survey from TalentLMS and Workable. A frequent pain point for IT teams is supporting IAM strategies with multiple security solutions that are difficult to integrate, configure and manage.

Hoping to ease those pain points, BIO-key launched new authentication methods as additions to the current PalmPositive palm scanning method for its BIO-key MobileAuth mobile app and a new admin user experience for its PortalGuard Identity-as-a-Service platform.

MobileAuth requires no additional hardware and uses a self-registration process. It is well-suited for large enterprises that need to scale quickly and efficiently. MobileAuth’s newest IBB-powered modality is FacePositive for facial recognition and builds on PalmPositive, which uses a palm scan to authenticate the user. 

The app also supports device-based biometric authentication methods including Apple Face ID, Touch ID and Android Biometrics, as well as support for push token authentication. These enhancements make biometrics easier for customers to deploy and further consolidate their authentication and security needs in one solution.

“We plan to disrupt the status quo with our cutting-edge security solutions, like Identity-Bound Biometrics and our one-of-a-kind multi-factor authentication app, MobileAuth, which put people back at the center of IAM,” said Michael DePasquale, chairman and CEO of BIO-key.

The new PortalGuard IDaaS Admin Panel user experience will make it easier to implement more granular controls for Zero Trust, remote access and other access scenarios with intuitive workflows that save the IT team time.

PortalGuard offers IBB authentication as part of its MFA capabilities, using a centralized biometric identity to verify the person. The platform offers flexibility to support solution consolidation and aggregation under one set of centrally managed security policies and drive better user adoption.

“We expect global enterprises and industry leaders to take note of how we’re re-establishing the role of trust in security by providing authentication that verifies the person,” said DePasquale

Edited by Erik Linask

MSPToday Editor

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