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NEC unveils biometric wireless network access solution

Antony Savvas

NEC has used the CeBIT exhibition in Hanover to launch a wireless biometric security solution.

The NEC system sees fingerprint biometrics being used to authenticate network access via an NEC laptop PC and an NEC 3G mobile phone.

The fingerprint reader which comes as part of the system is integrated with the SIM card contained in the 3G mobile phone.

NEC said, “Benefits for users are secure access to the office LAN from anywhere, with no tokens or passwords needed.”

NEC said the system supported remote wireless access via virtual private network (VPN) client software platforms, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) authentication via a browser, and in conjunction with Windows log-ins.

IBM has offered an integrated fingerprint login system with a range of its Thinkpad laptops for some time, but the NEC differentiates itself by offering packaged secure wireless network access.


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