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SimplePass Biometric Authentication For HP Hardware

AuthenTec : 11 February, 2011  (Application Story)
Consumer notebooks from Hewlett Packard to have integrated SimplePass for ease of access to hardware, data and applications using strong biometric fingerprint authentication technology from Authentec
AuthenTec has announced that PC manufacturer HP has selected its identity management software for use in new HP consumer notebooks. AuthenTec also announced that this software, called HP SimplePass 2011, provides exclusive access to an online store which offers identity management applications, software and hardware including AuthenTec’s KeepSafe PC file and folder lock plug-in, Proxure’s KeepVault cloud storage service, and AuthenTec’s award-winning Eikon Digital Privacy Manager. The store is designed exclusively for SimplePass 2011 users and will be available in millions of HP consumer notebooks. The first PCs to use HP SimplePass 2011 are the new HP Pavilion g-series notebooks announced yesterday.



“We are extremely pleased to expand our relationship with PC leader HP on the development and implementation of HP SimplePass 2011 identity management software and the opening of a new Web store, designed exclusively for SimplePass users,” said Tom Aebli, AuthenTec Vice President of Software & e-Commerce Solutions. “HP SimplePass 2011 was conceived and designed to make use of fingerprint sensors simpler, more convenient and inviting. With our online store we will now be able to offer HP consumer notebook users a variety of cost-effective choices for further enhancing the security, convenience and personalization that the combination of SimplePass and biometric fingerprint sensors provides. Over time, we expect the store to be populated with the numerous applications that both AuthenTec and its partners will offer.”



HP SimplePass provides convenient PC access with enhanced security, allowing HP notebook users to securely access online accounts and passwords with the swipe of a finger. SimplePass makes sticky notes and forgotten passwords a thing of the past by making a user’s fingerprint the unique key to PC security. It provides simplified password management, reduces the risk of identity theft, stores information for easy online transactions, maintains preset preferences and files, and helps users set security controls. And since fingerprints are unique to everyone, multiple users can enjoy unique settings on the same PC.



Initial HP SimplePass Web store offerings include:



* AuthenTec KeepSafe – plug-in for HP SimplePass protects pictures, personal files and folders. Conveniently and securely protect personal information with the swipe of a finger; uses strong AES-128 encryption.

* Eikon Digital Privacy Manager – bundled package that combines the award-winning Eikon USB fingerprint reader with AuthenTec’s TrueSuite 5.X identity management software to secure a PC and manage online identities. A plug and play security and identity management solution for desktop or notebook PCs that aren’t already equipped with a fingerprint sensor.

* Proxure KeepVault –online cloud storage service that provides affordable, reliable, and real-time protection of data on secure servers and simultaneously provides backup to an external or networked hard drive. KeepVault provides 2x protection to ensure fast data backup and recovery in the event of accidental data loss, hardware failure, or disasters like floods, fire or theft.



“There is a tremendous market opportunity for consumer identity management and security solutions. One of the barriers to greater adoption has been a lack of a true consumer oriented user experience as well as a lack of a broad base of applications. By working with HP in developing SimplePass 2011, and launching our Web store, we are taking our first step in working with consumers directly to enhance the overall experience of using fingerprint sensors,” said AuthenTec CEO Larry Ciaccia. “We appreciate the support of longtime AuthenTec customer HP on this e-Commerce initiative and plan to expand both our offerings and channels to market during 2011. These are important steps in driving broader adoption of our smart fingerprint sensors and identity management software to help enhance security and convenience for people at home, at work and on the go.”
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