Entrust, Inc. and 3M Cogent are bringing fingerprint authentication to the Entrust IdentityGuard software authentication platform, allowing organisations to use fingerprint biometrics as a way to authenticate users for logical access to workstations. Embedding the 3M™ Cogent fingerprint capture and verification technology, Entrust believe that their IdentityGuard portfolio will be able to help organisations to streamline secure access to not just internal systems, but also to the cloud.
Dave Wagner, President of Entrust, said: “Integrating proven 3M biometric authentication is another step in the platform’s evolution – a stride that continues our focus on properly protecting customer identities.”
Entrust IdentityGuard is one of the most robust identity-assurance and authentication platforms, offering one of the widest range of authenticators available, from a single, cost-effective platform. The addition of mobile smart credentials, smartcards and digital certificates as proven authenticators extends scalability, versatility and cost-effectiveness of the platform.
Teresa Wu, from 3M Cogent, commented: “Entrust and 3M have complementary offerings in the identify management marketplace, from digital certificate management to identify document issuance solutions. We will leverage our respective strengths and expertise to expand biometric capability within the Entrust IdentityGuard authentication platform to help customers deploy solutions that match their budget, users and security needs.”
By Allie Philpin