Precise Biometrics adds SAFLINK as one more Match-on-Card partner
Precise Biometrics AB (publ), which develops and sells world leading and user-friendly biometric security solutions based on fingerprints, has licensed Precise Match-on-Card(TM) technology to yet another partner. With Precise Match-on-Card (MoC) technology SAFLINK will add an additional security component to their jForte(TM) card, a high assurance token designed for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and similar agencies.
"We believe that Precise Match-on-Card technology will be very compelling for our most security-conscious government customers," said Jeff Affuso, President of Public Sector Sales for SAFLINK. "While jForte is designed to meet FIPS 104-2 level 3 certified - the highest level of security qualification available, Precise Match-on-Card(TM) technology raises the bar for high assurance tokens. SAFLINK sees Precise Match-on-Card technology as an integral part of this solution , as it will provide our customers with a private, secure, and scaleable card system." One of the advantages of the jForte's Smart Card technology is that it can be used as a portable authentication token, where an individual's biometric credentials are stored and matched on the card, enabling users to verify their identity anywhere - a particularly useful characteristic in a multi-office, multi-agency, or military context such as the DoD's Common Access Card. A jForté card equipped with Precise Match-on-Card adds the capability to verify the identity of an individual, without their biometric credentials ever leaving the card - thereby providing an additional layer of privacy protection for the individual card holder. With the Precise Match-on-Card technology, jForté can offer SAFLINK customers a high performance and high assurance biometrics-based smart card solution. Affuso continued: SAFLINK has DoD customers who require independent biometric capabilities. All the biometric functions - data capture, data processing/reduction, template generation, and hybrid matching algorithms are implemented within a single microchip on the card, and do not require external computer assistance." "We believe that the Match-on-Card technology is quickly becoming the biometric de facto standard for organizations that want the advantages of a single card for both logical and physical access controls," says Phil Myers, Americas Sales and Marketing VP for Precise Biometrics. "One card gets you in the door and logs you into the network, all with the convenience of a smart card and your finger. SAFLINK can now provide government and commercial companies with a robust biometric solution that is secure and easy to use while protecting individual privacy." Precise Biometrics AB (publ) is an innovative security company that supplies world-leading systems for authentication using fingerprints. The solutions supplied by the company replace keys, PIN codes and passwords. The company's products are cost effective and provide security and comfort combined with top-class protection of personal integrity. The range of products includes systems for access control to buildings, computers and networks and for building into mobile and fixed terminals, such as mobile phones and portable computers. The company headquarters are in Lund, Sweden. The company also has offices in Stockholm and a U.S. subsidiary in Washington, D.C. Precise Biometrics is listed on the O-list of the Stockholm Stock Exchange (symbol: PREC A). For more information about Precise Biometrics, visit http://www.precisebiometrics.com/ About SAFLINK SAFLINK Corporation offers biometric security and smart card solutions that protect intellectual property, secure information assets, and eliminate passwords. SAFLINK's software provides Identity Assurance Management(TM), allowing administrators to verify identity and control access to computer networks, physical facilities, applications, and time and attendance systems. Litronic, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SAFLINK and global provider of secure identity management and information assurance products for the government and commercial markets, offers protection for popular applications such as e-mail, instant messaging, web transactions, and individual files. For more information, please visit http://www.saflink.com or call 800-762-9595. For further information, please contact Phil Myers, Vice President, Americas Sales and Marketing, Precise Biometrics Inc. Telephone +1(0) 703 848 9266. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Rachel Berry, Sterling Communications (SAFLINK press contact) Telephone: +1 (253) 853-5030. E-mail: email@example.com