Published Date : Jun 25, 2014
In a bid to provide added security for accessing areas with sensitive data in computing environments that run SAP solutions, Fujitsu has developed an advanced biometric authentication system.
The system, called PalmSecure, is a system based on the biometric authentication of patterns of the palm veins. The system will prove to be highly reliable in the sense that it can prevent non-biometric, non-authorized access and keep data safe from former employees, hackers, auditors, consultants and others.
Incidents of hacking and cyber-fraud are on a continuous rise, requiring organizations to spend significant funds for tackling such incidences and their after-effects. Hackers are adopting increasingly sophisticated ways and improving their ability to steal data, cause targeted damage and even transfer funds. In a scenario like this, even the most complex passwords do not suffice the need for complete safety. Dual authentication makes hacked passwords useless, as Fujitsu’s new system does by requiring biometric credentials in addition to passwords.
But data sensitive companies are not only at risk of data theft from outside sources. Internal frauds are also a serious risk that needs to be addressed by companies.
This system from Fujitsu would be of immense use particularly in inventory, retail, purchase, payroll and other such critical areas of any organization. Other things also possible to keep track of with this system include the prevention of time and attention frauds very commonly made by employees in many organization. With the requirement of a biometric authentication, the incidences of buddy-punching, i.e. the case when employees punch-in their identity cards with a special tracker for each other.