Sensible Vision Innovates Biometric Facial Recognition for Continuous Computer Access Control and Authentication
Sensible Vision today revolutionized computer access control and authentication by replacing a user’s password with their face. Sensible Vision’s FastAccess™ is a powerful yet simple solution that uses patent-pending biometric facial recognition to automatically and continuously authenticate user log-in and instantly secure the computer when the user leaves. This virtually eliminates login passwords, makes the computer significantly more secure and easier to use, and strengthens access control auditing for privacy and identity management policies.
Covert, MI (PRWEB) April 3, 2006
Sensible Vision, an innovator of continuous authentication solutions, today revolutionized computer access control and authentication by replacing a user’s password with their face. Sensible Vision’s FastAccess™ is a powerful yet simple solution that uses patent-pending biometric facial recognition to automatically and continuously authenticate user log-in and instantly secure the computer when the user leaves. This virtually eliminates login passwords, makes the computer significantly more secure and easier to use, and strengthens access control auditing for privacy and identity management policies.
“Because a person’s face is unique and always with them, it is ultimately the ideal password and the best way of continuously ensuring who is accessing the computer,” said George Brostoff, CEO of Sensible Vision. “This is a new paradigm for secure and simplified computer access that goes well beyond initial log-in and inactivity timers. FastAccess identifies and authenticates users in less time than it takes to enter a password and knows the second they leave their computers. These breakthroughs make it a simple, secure and low-cost approach for securing the computer and network.”
Automatic Authentication and Continuous Access Control
Sensible Vision has innovated biometric facial recognition to provide a convenient and fast way to securely submit a user’s account credentials to Windows and applications. Users simply approach the computer equipped with a standard web camera, and FastAccess biometrically authenticates them and logs them on. Once they step away, the computer automatically secures. When they return, FastAccess automatically unlocks the computer and their desktop is returned as they left it. Advantages include:
No More Passwords, Better User Productivity: Users focus on their jobs rather than time-consuming and frustrating processes of constantly entering passwords 20, 50 or 70 times a day. No More Unsecured, Unattended Computers: Computers instantly secure when users leave. Improved Access Control and Auditing: Provides an accurate audit of computer access for privacy and compliance – a true audit log of who’s been at the computer and when. Simple Setup and Administration: Unlike other security and biometric solutions, no special enrollment procedures or administration is required to distribute and manage ongoing support for lost or damaged tokens. Administrators can configure FastAccess locally or remotely through Microsoft's Active Directory or Novell eDirectory. Support for Shared Computers: FastAccess features Instant Desktop Switching for multiple users who need quick access to shared workstations, such as in healthcare and manufacturing environments. Access is granted to each user almost instantly, without the usual delay logging into the network account.
Optimizing Productivity and Security
“It’s imperative for security solutions to complement user workflows and mitigate interruptions while simultaneously meeting the most stringent tests for identity, privacy and regulatory compliance,” said Rob Alger, director of IT strategy at Kaiser Permanente and Sensible Vision Technical Advisory Board member. “By guarding computer access from log-in until users walk away, Sensible Vision is addressing a critical hurdle in persistent data protection and access control that optimizes user workflow and productivity.”
FastAccess has innovated facial recognition with its patent pending Continuous Adaptive Sensing™ (CAS) technology to provide fast and accurate recognition to a computer. CAS takes a dramatically different approach to facial recognition than traditional solutions targeted at homeland security. FastAccess sets a much higher standard for accuracy. While most existing facial recognition technologies have false acceptance rates of several in 100 matches, CAS typically achieves a false acceptance rate of several in 1,000,000 matches. FastAccess accuracy is superior to existing security solutions where passwords are written down, shared or easily guessed.
“Minimizing disruptive computer login procedures continues to be a pain point for organizations,” said Cyrus Azar, CTO of Sensible Vision. “Passwords are difficult to enforce and ineffective in practice. Tokens can be shared or lost while previous biometrics have proven expensive, inconvenient to use or unreliable. Most importantly, none of these approaches offers continuous security: they simply authenticate the user at initial login. Not only does FastAccess simplify user access, but, finally IT staff can spend less time on administering security processes and focus on other critical business tasks.”
Introductory Pricing & System Requirements
FastAccess is comprised of client software installed on the PC, a standard web camera, and a management application installed on a domain controller. The client software can be part of an organization’s standard image and can be automatically distributed to remote PCs via existing software management tools.
Sensible Vision announced today special introductory pricing for FastAccess of $99 per desktop license through June 30, 2006. FastAccess may also be purchased under a service-based model with a two-year subscription price of $49/year for each license. Web cameras are also available for $25.00.
About Sensible Vision
Headquartered in Covert, Michigan, Sensible Vision Inc. (www. sensiblevision. com) is an innovator of continuous authentication solutions for securing PCs using facial recognition. Sensible Vision’s flagship product, FastAccess™, is an insider firewall that provides quick and continuous authentication and access control for computers and workstations. Using patent-pending biometric facial recognition, FastAccess speeds and simplifies access to the PC in a way that is economical and easy to deploy. Sensible Vision’s products are available directly from the company and through a growing base of resellers and systems integrators throughout the world.
FastAccess is a trademark of Sensible Vision, Inc. All other names and trademarks referenced herein are the properties of their respective owners.
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