Dekart Inc. and BioLink Technologies International, Inc. join forces to integrate data security and strong AES encryption with biometric identification
Dekart Inc., Netherlands and BioLink Technologies International, Inc., US, announced a partnership to deliver a combination of security infrastructure solutions, addressing new customer requirements in the rapidly growing authentication, authorizations, and administration ("AAA") market. The two companies introduced their integration of the Dekart authentication and data privacy solutions and BioLink fingerprint matching technologies and products to deliver strong authentication solutions for enterprise and individual users.
The two companies' product integration implements a joint solution including fingerprint scanning devices and algorithms, produced by BioLink Technologies International, with Dekart authentication and data privacy solutions. This provides much greater security for enterprise information assets by significantly reducing the potential for human factor security mistakes. Dekart authentication and data privacy solutions employ encryption algorithms certified by NIST, which allow for robust, industry-standard encryption and protection of enterprise sensitive data, while BioLink's technologies ensure reliable user identification and verification by making use of the unique human physiological characteristics – fingerprints – that cannot be stolen, lost, or forgotten.
The Dekart applications implement either two or three factor authentication, i.e. a PIN code, a hardware key (or a smart card) and, as an option, a biometric identifier. Dekart's biometrically enabled solutions are used to verify the identity of the user, his/her PIN code, and a hardware key (or a smart card). To do this, the user's fingerprints are stored as digital templates in the key, and in the process of user identification, the user's fingerprints are compared with the ones stored in the key through the enrolment process. Upon successful verification, the user is granted access to the protected resources.
BioLink offers a wide range of products and technologies for different market segments: information security, physical access, and large-scale civil and criminal identification. BioLink's core products include a family of scalable identification server appliances used both for the secure central storage of the fingerprint template database as well as to run the matching software required for identification. In addition, BioLink offers robust software development tools that allow customers, partners, and developers to integrate BioLink's biometric solutions into existing software products and to build custom identification applications quickly and cost effectively.
Based on BioLink's development tools, including the Biometric Service Provider module compatible with the international BioAPI 1.1 standard, Dekart has implemented a three factor authentication solution for two of its product lines:
- Dekart Data Privacy Solutions, including Dekart Private Disk (virtual encrypted disk for on-the-fly protection of sensitive information), and Dekart Secrets Keeper (robust and friendly file encryption tool);
- Dekart Authentication Solutions, including Dekart Logon (secure authorized access to information resources with hardware key or smart card and/or biometric verification), Dekart Logon for Citrix ICA Client (three-factor authentication solution for Citrix connections), Dekart Terminal logon (three-factor authentication for remote connections via Telnet and SSH protocols), and Dekart Logon for Novell eDirectory (three-factor authentication solution for Novell eDirectory ).
The joint solution provides customers with the ability to adopt a system that combines smart cards, biometrics, and PKI to address some of their heightened security needs.
About BioLink Technologies International
BioLink, a leading provider of biometric identification solutions, develops, manufactures, and markets advanced fingerprint biometric products. The company's solutions form the core of biometric identification and authentication solutions for large-scale civil and criminal identification as well as logical and physical access applications. BioLink's solutions provide the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry and are being implemented by corporate and government entities worldwide. For additional information please visit BioLink's web site at www.biolinkusa.com.
About Dekart Inc.
Dekart Inc. designs, develops and markets secure authentication and encryption solutions, employing NIST certified encryption algorithms – Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Algorithm and SHA-1 algorithm specified in FIPS 180-1. Designed to protect enterprise information, allowing customers to securely share data and automate sensitive processes, Dekart's cross-platform security products significantly increase customer satisfaction and accelerate cost reduction for businesses and organizations. The Dekart Logon, Dekart Private Disk and Dekart Secrets Keeper are designed for both the small office and the large corporation; utilizing proven hardware technologies such as biometrics, smart card, and PIN controlled tokens. Each solution is designed to confirm an individual's identity and protect access to sensitive information, while reducing the high costs associated with password management. For more information, visit Dekart at http://www.dekart.com.
19.11.03 06:21 Age: 10 yrs