06. November 2015

Fujitsu combines palm vein solution with OpenLimit

Fujitsu says it is combining its biometric authentication technology, FUJITSU PalmSecure, with OpenLimit’s truedentity solution to protect identity and sensitive data during virtual or physical transactions such as online payment. The design of FUJITSU PalmSecure truedentity is based on a new electronic identity card technology that meets security guidelines such as those of German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

According to Fujitsu, the PalmSecure truedentity solution stack comprises both user and server technology designed based on a new identity card technology according to BSI technical guidelines. A basic principle ensures that user authentication data – in this case, palm vein pattern and associated ID data – is only provided when requested by the service supplier and actively permitted by the user. On mutual approval to proceed, authentication data is transferred over secured communication channels for each and every transaction. Within this communication, the so-called ‘Identity Provider’ – in this case using truedentity technology – is integrated as an additional service in a mediation role for mutual authentication.

Thomas Bengs, director and head of Security Products and Solutions at Fujitsu says: “In the arms race between hackers and financial institutions, with the increasing cost of security breaches, and the problem that passwords are compromised on a daily basis, there is an urgent need to implement more sophisticated security measures such as reliable biometric authentication. The FUJITSU PalmSecure truedentity solution addresses this requirement, and gives users easy-to-use, convenient and trustworthy access to services. Furthermore, by withholding access of users’ authentication data from service providers there is a greatly reduced possibility of fraud or misuse.”

Marc Gurov, CEO, OpenLimit SignCubes comments: “Unambiguous identities are the basis for secure transactions in the digital world. Fujitsu PalmSecure truedentity achieves unambiguous online authentication of the parties with whom people come into virtual contact. A third mode of logical identification, such as FUJITSU PalmSecure technology, increases the degree of faith that users and organisations are able to place in verifying the true identity of citizens, customers, and the employees of service providers – and so reliably protecting their systems and data from unauthorised access”.

Fujitsu says PalmSecure truedentity enables organisations to comply with individual governmental regulations such as Electronic Identification and Trust Service (eIDAS) in Europe, while also meeting all required privacy rules.

Source: http://www.planetbiometrics.com/article-details/i/3739/desc/fujitsu-combines-palm-vein-solution-with-openlimit/

Fujitsu combines palm vein solution with OpenLimit