DERMALOG at CeBIT 2012: Fingerprint Login – Getting rid of Usernames and Passwords
HAMBURG, Germany, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
DERMALOG Identification Systems in Hamburg becomes the first manufacturer to provide
middleware for its automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS). The middleware is
flexible and can be integrated into any software application to enable fingerprint logins
- making usernames and passwords a thing of the past. The new Software Developer Suite
will be presented at this year’s CeBIT.
It’s the same procedure at every company: staff have to enter their usernames and
passwords to log in to the system – multiple times every day. That slows down employees.
The situation also creates numerous time-consuming tasks for IT staff including
continually setting up and issuing passwords.
DERMALOG Identification Systems, the largest biometrics manufacturer in Germany, has
the solution: a login system based on biometric fingerprints. Using the DERMALOG
FingerLogin keyboard or a fingerprint scanner that is connected to the PC with a USB
cable, the unique fingerprints of employees become their own secure login credentials.
Consequently, fingerprints not only replace passwords, but usernames as well – providing
true identification, not just authentication.
Guenther Mull, founder and Managing Director of DERMALOG: “We’re proud that our AFIS
can easily be integrated into any software application thanks to our new middleware.
Because what good is the best encryption technology if the password is kept right beside
the PC because no one can remember it? Integrating the login by using a fingerprint that
works without a username or password lets us provide any company the ability to protect
its data more conveniently, securely, and affordably than is possible with the
conventional and irritating usernames and passwords.”
The AFIS working in the background is scalable, allowing it accommodate any number of
users from just a few to a great many. Once the FingerLogin System has been installed, it
can be used for additional applications such as controlling access to doors. Integration
into existing software applications is also simple thanks to the included SDKs (available
for a wide range of programming languages). The comprehensive Developer Suite reduces the
complexity of integrating the FingerLogin considerably. The new middleware can be used for
all major Windows and Linux operating systems. Windows Credential Providers that make it
possible to log in to Windows 7 (and Windows Vista) using the middleware are also
available. “Programmers can now integrate the middleware for our AFIS in an afternoon over
a cup of coffee,” explained Guenther Mull.
With the help of the new middleware, the private medical practice software Medistar
has already successfully integrated DERMALOG AFIS. The software provider has consequently
made it possible for users of its software to login biometrically by connecting a DERMALOG
scanner – an appropriate level of protection for sensitive medical records.
Drager ICM (Integrated Care Management) also uses the middleware to provide
fingerprint login functionality. Staff working in intensive care units, for instance, are
able to quickly, easily, and securely log in to the system and view patient records.
Added value goes hand-in-hand with an integrated AFIS from DERMALOG. System
integrators and software providers can offer their customers quick, convenient, and
cost-saving solutions that provide the utmost security for their data. The time saved when
a fingerprint is used for logging in gives customers a return on their investment and
frees them from continually issuing new passwords.
The new biometric login procedure is an attractive option for any organization that
needs to protect sensitive data including banks, hospitals, physicians’ practices, and
insurance agencies. Any company that has a user administration system and wants to ensure
that only legitimate users are able to log in can profit from the increased security and
convenience a DERMALOG FingerLogin System provides – no matter how many users are
At CeBIT 2012, DERMALOG Identification Systems will be located in Hall 12 at Stand
B65. Additional information on the new middleware for the DERMALOG AFIS will be available
DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH, based in Hamburg, is one of the world’s leading
biometric identification companies and the largest biometrics manufacturer in Germany. The
company’s team of top scientists and IT experts is continuously developing new and
innovative products. The product range includes highly-advanced, biometric border
checkpoint identification systems, secure biometric ID cards, and the new FingerPayment
system. In addition to Germany and Europe, Dermalog’s key markets include Latin America,
the Middle East, and Asia.
Dermalog has supplied over 20,000 fingerprint scanners to Germany’s national
registration offices and immigration authorities for embedding fingerprints in the
country’s new electronic passports, ID cards, and residency permits. An additional 50,000
fingerprint scanners have been delivered to authorities in over 40 other countries. The
company has supplied its AFIS (Automatic Fingerprint Identification System) and biometric
technology for 71 large-scale government installations around the globe. Dermalog is the
REWE Group’s technical partner for its FingerPayment system, which enables quick, secure
payment by fingerprint. Wincor-Nixdorf also uses Dermalog fingerprint scanners in over
1000 of its cash machines worldwide, allowing customers to use a finger instead of
insecure PINs. For further information, please visit http://www.dermalog.com.
Media contact - for more information, please contact: DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH Bjorn Albrecht Mittelweg 120 20148 Hamburg, Germany Phone: +49(0)40-413227-0 Fax: +49(0)40-413227-89 E-mail: email@example.com
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