Leveraging palm vein authentication technology to deliver security
The demand for secure authentication and access control solutions has never been greater and today, biometric technologies are raising the security bar. Biometric solutions leverage a person’s unique physical characteristics–including fingerprint, iris or palm vein pattern–to verify identity and grant physical access.
The most common applications include security for doors, computers with confidential information and high-level networks. Superior to most conventional methods–such as keypads–biometric access control delivers security, efficiency and user friendliness, making it a new standard in the health care, financial services, the military and public safety.
Vantage Data Centers is an example of an organization benefiting from new biometric solutions. The company provides energy-efficient, scalable, wholesale data center solutions to enterprise customers. Due to the extremely sensitive data and expensive infrastructures stored at its locations, security represents a primary concern for customers and key objective for Vantage.
Recently, Vantage deployed the Fujitsu PalmSecure biometric access control system at its Santa Clara, Calif. campus to protect proprietary information and infrastructure.The PalmSecure system delivers accurate biometric identification and access control, ensuring that only privileged personnel have access to secure areas.
The PalmSecure sensor uses near-infrared light to capture a person’s unique biometric palm vein pattern, the scan is then matched against pre-registered users’ palm vein templates to determine access. The solution offers up to three authentication factors, as well as the ability to add an alternate authentication factor by registering a user’s second hand. As a result, Vantage can require biometric authentication for all ingress points and layer additional authentication factors as needed, specifically in mission-critical areas.
“For example, a customer needing to enter the front door to the building would do so via biometric authentication,” says Jim Trout, CEO of Vantage Data Centers. “The same customer needing access to a mission-critical area would biometrically authenticate and then provide up to two more factors of authentication, including key-pad code and/or smart card. This comprehensive, multi-factor application allows us to meet customer security demands and support various compliance regulations.”
Further the Fujitsu PalmSecure technology utilizes contactless, non-traceable and non-shareable biometric technology that leaves no biometric footprint behind and is virtually impossible to forge and is not affected by the presence of hand lotions, chemicals, abrasions, skin conditions or the environment, The result is a hygienic systems that delivers security for information assets, secure areas and facilities.
“The Fujitsu PalmSecure solution addresses challenges of accuracy, enrollment difficulty and residual trace issues head on, providing a proven biometric authentication solution for access management that is highly accurate, easy to enroll and contactless,” says Trout.
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