Bio smartcards

January 2004
Management Services;Jan2004, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p31
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the biometric smartcards from NEC. This technology is a combined biometric-cum-smartcard solution blending the latest smartcard and fingerprint recognition technology for authorizing and authenticating who can enter premises and who can access networks. The solution is designed specifically to combat security breaches that originate from inside an organization. Each smartcard carries a photo and printed name for visual security checks. Additionally, it contains encrypted digital certificates to enable secure network authentication and digital signing and encryption of e-mails. It is powered by NEC's Positive Identification fingerprint recognition technology to add foolproof security wherever required. The smartcard contains biometric templates to ensure that only the valid owner of the card is enabled to use the card.


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