Fujitsu expands global Baas platform to Australia
02 February 2018 15:47 GMT

Japanese tech firm Fujitsu has announced the availability of its cloud-based, multimodal Biometrics as a Service platform in Australia.

The solution allows organisations to deploy biometric authentication for protection against security risks, and is the result of Fujitsu’s partnership with ImageWare Systems1 .

Fujitsu has said its multimodal Biometrics-as-a-Service offering enables fast deployment of biometric authentication via a range of methods.

"By leveraging a centralised architecture, the solution allows new biometric information to be checked against an organisation’s existing biometrics databases to reduce fraud, something that is not possible with match-on-device solutions like the type found in smartphones. Organisations leveraging Single Sign On (SSO) and remote access solutions can now easily enhance security for all users with this flexible multi-factor authentication service", wrote the company

“For Australian enterprises, protecting data and implementing access control is more important than ever. Through this agreement with ImageWare Systems, our customers gain access to an enhanced portfolio of biometric security solutions that reduce the barriers to deploying highly secure biometric authentication. Delivering biometric authentication as a service opens up many new use cases and reduces the complexity usually associated with security measures,” said Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand.

Jim Miller, Chairman and CEO of ImageWare Systems, adds: “Biometrics are not only the most secure form of authentication, but are also the easiest to use – as each user is his or her own password. By taking advantage of our powerful biometrics solutions delivered via Fujitsu’s cloud-based security as a service, many more businesses can easily enhance their security. This agreement further extends our marketing and sales activities with Fujitsu to new regions en route to a truly global offering. Fujitsu’s global capability extends the reach of ImageWare’s patented, multimodal biometric technology as a core element of Fujitsu’s cyber security portfolio across the globe.”