Biometric IAM solutions 'combine convenience and security'
19 August 2011
Posted by Michelle Devonshire
Biometric solutions for identity and access management (IAM) can help organizations to reduce costs and protect profits, data, privacy and intellectual property.
This is according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan, which has noted that systems are increasingly being used for applications ranging from networks and buildings to amusement parks as they are convenient and can guarantee the identity of individuals.
The company has also examined best practices for the implementation of fingerprint biometrics technology, having found that organizations are becoming increasingly interested in such solutions.
Chris Rodriguez, Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst, explained: "The ideal IAM system would be one offering both security and convenience. A properly designed and implemented fingerprint biometric system is a practical way to accomplish both objectives."
In related news, the Guardian reported that data protection and privacy concerns were raised in Germany recently with regards to the use of facial recognition biometrics technology by social networking site Facebook to identify individuals' friends in photographs.