Fujitsu Launches Cloud-Based Biometrics

Fujitsu America has launched a cloud-based Biometrics-as-a-Service (BIOaaS) offering that integrates with its Intelligent Security Operations Center (iSOC) in Dallas, providing real-time security alerts in a seamless manner. Users can choose and blend modalities, including voice, face, and fingerprint.

By leveraging a centralized architecture, the BIOaaS solution allows new biometric information to be checked against existing biometrics databases. Organizations leveraging Single Sign-On (SSO) and remote-access solutions can now enhance security for all users with this flexible multifactor authentication service. New products and sensors for existing biometrics can be added without back-end changes.

BIOaaS offers a number of pre-configured deployments options based on target size, right up to hundreds of millions of users. However, customers only pay for what they are currently using. It is available on Fujitsu Enterprise Cloud Service K5 and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

"The recent disclosure that 143 million customer records were stolen from Equifax is another reminder that even innovative organizations are struggling with cyber threats that are potentially staggering in scope," said Jason Bradlee, head of security for the Americas at Fujitsu America, in a statement. "Nevertheless, every organization has a duty to safeguard customer information. This duty covers all aspects of protection, from cyber security to identity security – meaning the verified identity of who has access to this information as devices and passwords can be shared. The Biometrics-as-a-Service offering from Fujitsu has a secure messaging and authorization component that enables any unusual transaction to be rejected or approved and authorized by the true account holder in real time. The reason for this is simple and compelling: additional authentication factors, such as biometrics, in an access or payment solution, means that cyber criminals are unable to utilize large collections of identity information, and they will likely move on to less secure institutions."

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