DigitalPersona Shifts Authentication Responsibility From Individual Users To Corporate Network

DigitalPersona Pro ID Server enables Microsoft Windows-based PCs and networks to recognize users in Active Directory by fingerprints

October 8, 2009

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalPersona, Inc., a leader in fingerprint identity and authentication solutions, today expanded its suite of enterprise security software with the new DigitalPersona Pro ID Server. This software enables Microsoft Windows-based PCs and networks to recognize thousands of users in Active Directory solely by their fingerprint. The ID Server eliminates the need for users to remember and type login names or enter other forms of identification. This shifts the responsibility for securing access to critical resources from the user to the network, giving businesses greater control and security.

The DigitalPersona Pro ID Server also simplifies provisioning and helpdesk support, allowing call centers, hospitals and other organizations to provide access to line-of-business applications more efficiently. Many time-critical applications, such as electronic medical records software in hospitals, are accessed from kiosk-style computers by multiple people within an organization on an ongoing basis. The ID Server helps businesses cut the escalating burdens and risks posed by users who lose, forget or share usernames and passwords.

"I sleep better having eliminated traditional username and password authorization at our company - over 10,000 people in 21 locations," said Vikas Kapoor, President and CEO of iQor. "Fingerprint authentication represents a quantum leap for us."

The ID Server runs on the DigitalPersona Pro Server and identifies Active Directory users according to their fingerprints. The highly-scalable software can recognize a single person from among thousands of users in less than a second. This makes true "touch-and-go" authentication possible for login to Windows, Active Directory-managed networks, shared-account kiosks, and a wide range of business applications - including Citrix or legacy green-screen applications, and Web or cloud-based applications (including ones that require Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3.5).

"The DigitalPersona Pro ID Server frees enterprises from being at the mercy of user behavior when it comes to maintaining security and containing costs," said Jim Fulton, vice president of marketing at DigitalPersona. "By enabling the corporate network to reliably recognize the individuals using critical applications, organizations can improve productivity, reduce vulnerability and eliminate costly helpdesk calls."

Pricing and Availability

The DigitalPersona ID Server is offered as an add-on for DigitalPersona Pro 4.4 on Windows Server platforms. It is available now to enterprise organizations of all sizes from DigitalPersona and its worldwide network of solution providers with a list price of $3,995. For more information, please visit

About DigitalPersona

DigitalPersona, Inc. is a leading provider of fingerprint identity and authentication solutions for enterprises, consumers and custom application developers. The company offers software and hardware that protects people and businesses by enabling them to control their digital identities. For end users, DigitalPersona provides strong identity protection that's uniquely easy to use; the company's business solutions help organizations address growing security, compliance and loss prevention demands. DigitalPersona's award-winning technology has been used worldwide by over 95 million people, and its solutions are offered by market-leading manufacturers such as HP, IBM, Dell and NCR. For more information contact DigitalPersona, Inc. at +1 650.474.4000, or visit

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