DECEMBER 19--AuthenTec Inc. (Melbourne, FL; www.authentec.com), a provider of advanced biometric fingerprint sensors to the PC, wireless, PDA, access-control, and automotive markets, has announced its partnership with Novell Inc., a producer of eBusiness solutions and Net services software, which will enable organizations to effectively control access to their applications, databases, network resources, and multiple platforms via fingerprint authentication. AuthenTec's EntrePad fingerprint sensors will be integrated with SAFLINK Corp. (Bellevue, WA; www.saflink.com) SAFmodule 2.1 for Novell Modular Authentication Service to deliver a reliable and secure fingerprint biometric-enabled solution. Adding advanced authentication to these security solutions will enable any size company to strengthen security, beyond just passwords, by requiring users to verify their identity via a fingerprint scan.
The EntrePad AES4000 sensor is based on AuthenTec TruePrint technology, a patented subsurface technology that images below the surface layer of the skin to the live layer where the true print resides, thereby eliminating surface-level contamination issues. TruePrint's subsurface technology works for everyone under the most demanding real-world conditions.
"As companies take internal business processes online, network security becomes paramount; and often that corporate information is too sensitive to guard with a simple password alone," said Richard Maddox, director of Novell's access and security solutions. "Novell's cooperation with SAFLINK and AuthenTec enables customers to enhance security through the use of fingerprint scans. These strong authentication methods are a key component of Novell's Access solutions and overall security framework, which enable organizations to effectively control access to their applications, databases, network resources and multiple platforms."