Biometrics-as-a-Service™ platform offers scalable user authentication for organizations of any size

Sunnyvale, CA, September 14, 2017 – Fujitsu America, Inc. announces the launch of a cloud-based Biometrics-as-a-Service (BIOaaS™) offering which, in light of recent large-scale data breaches like the Equifax cybersecurity incident1, is a unique solution for organizations facing increasingly complex data security risks. This offering demonstrates Fujitsu’s leading edge capability to secure financial, commercial and customer environments through integration with our recently established Intelligent Security Operations Center (iSOC) in Dallas, providing real time security alerts in a seamless manner. With the launch of this cloud-based identity platform, Fujitsu is transforming the market by offering quick deployment that lowers costs and allows customers to choose and blend modalities to develop the best use case for their particular organization and requirements, permitting rapid integration with existing business intelligence and systems. Available biometric modalities can include voice, face and fingerprint on customer’s smartphones for low cost, low risk applications, right through to the award-winning Fujitsu PalmSecure® solution for high-security deployments.

Enterprises are paying closer attention to their security infrastructure than ever before – and for good reason: organizations around the world lose an estimated five percent of their annual revenues to fraud2. In light of this unsettling reality, True Identity Assurance is becoming a fundamental requirement of any robust security environment.

BIOaaS is a massively scalable, globally available solution to quickly assist organizations with determining a “true” identity in the first instance via identification or verifying against a known identity. By leveraging a centralized architecture, the solution allows new biometric information to be checked against existing biometrics databases to reduce fraud, something that is not possible with match-on-device solutions like the type found in smartphones. Organizations leveraging Single Sign-On (SSO) and remote access solutions can now easily enhance security for all users with this flexible multi-factor authentication service.

Biometrics-as-a-Service Overview

  • A cloud-based biometrics engine that can match multiple biometric types:
    New products and sensors for existing biometrics can be added with no back-end changes being required, while new biometric modalities can easily be added as they are invented. Furthermore, the ‘as a Service’ model ensures that customers only pay for current users in the system, not projected users, significantly reducing costs.
  • Easy, cost-effective pay-as-you-grow scalability:
    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, meaning that all pilots and staged deployments are low-cost by default.
  • Available on Fujitsu Enterprise Cloud Service K5®:
    BIOaaS runs on K5, the next-generation cloud Fujitsu platform that offers enterprise-class, 99.99% availability and performance predictability, making it ideal for hosting an around-the-clock biometrics solution. It is also available on the 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.” says Jason Bradlee, Head of Security for Americas region, Fujitsu America, Inc. “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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