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Fujitsu has developed a biometric authentication product to secure access to sensitive data in computing environments running SAP. FUJITSU PalmSecure offers biometric authentication based on palm vein pattern recognition, with bioLock from realtime AG.
With dual authentication, ’hacked‘ passwords can become useless, says Fujitsu, as its PalmSecure system requires biometric credential match in addition to the password. bioLock combined with FUJITSU PalmSecure provides added control over what happens within an SAP application at the point of log-on, even when the user is already in the system. The system asks users to authenticate at pre-selected times or for certain types of confidential files or high financial transaction levels, securing access at all times.
For example, biometric authentication means that all users are accountable for any invoices they edit, or financial transactions they execute. In retail point-of-sale, unauthorised discounts, fake merchandise credits and password abuse are prevented with PalmSecure, as employees can’t hide behind a generic password or log-in. The product also the makers say helps prevent time and attendance fraud, as employees must authenticate with palm vein scan to verify their arrival and departure times, and data are transmitted to the SAP solution for payroll, further eliminating ‘buddy-punching‘ when employees clock-in for each other.
Thomas Bengs, Head of Security Solutions, Fujitsu, says: “With the high cost of security breaches and passwords being compromised at major institutions on a daily basis, organizations urgently need to implement stronger security measures such as reliable biometric authentication. Users work with critical data that needs to be protected at all times; FUJITSU PalmSecure with bioLock monitors and controls all information with indisputable audit trails.”
FUJITSU PalmSecure with bioLock has been available since May 1, 2014, for purchase direct from Fujitsu. More about Fujitsu PalmSecure: http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/biometrics/palm-vein/.