FIDO2 biometric access control momentum

Biometrics

Valmido, a French startup offering a multi-app device to authenticate mobile and web services, has launched its first biometric access card, ProFIDO Bio.

The smart card is a FIDO2 hardware authenticator and is now equipped with a biometric fingerprint sensor. It enables secure logical access, with typical use cases including secure, passwordless and hassle-free Windows login and website authentication.

“Thanks to a partnership with Fingerprints, Valmido enables getting rid of passwords with the highest security level and yet superior user experience. With our multi-purpose device based on biometrics and 21st century connectivity, citizens and corporations stay in control of their digital credentials. Phishing-resistant authentication based on FIDO passwordless solution, is making password- and PIN-related problems history,” says Marc Muller, CTO of Valmido.

Michel Roig, the President of Payment and Access at Fingerprints, added: “Security should not be a burden for employees, nor present additional worries for employers. Moving to passwordless authentication to control access provides additional, robust protection that a modern-day business now requires, especially those with hybrid workforces. Collaborating with Valmido to provide smart biometric capabilities means we’re able to help leaders future-proof their organizations with hassle-free and highly secure solutions.”

Fingerprints and SmartDisplayer, a Taiwanese card manufacturer with expertise in highly complex card design, are strengthening their collaboration by bringing to market a unique biometric FIDO2 card, integrating Fingerprints´ FPC1323 sensor as well as its FPC-BEP software platform. The card can be used for a wide range of different logical access applications.

“We are happy to collaborate with SmartDisplayer to bring biometric authentication to FIDO2 card design. The result is a card which combines security, flexibility and user-friendliness, facilitating highly secure access to a multitude of devices and data. Enabling safe and convenient FIDO2 biometric cards for everyday use”, says Roger Carrico, VP of Sales, Payment & Access at Fingerprints.

A concept demo of this card will be showcased in booth B037, hall 5.2 at Trustech in Paris on Nov 29 – Dec 1st. A prototype is expected to be ready by Q1 2023 and certified by Q2 2023.

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