Banks are looking for ways to reach currently unbanked customers. Retailers are searching for ways to reduce theft and fraud. Government agencies want to improve service levels and reduce costs. All of these needs require the affordable and positive identification you only get from biometrics. Crossmatch has developed a secure, affordable and easy-to-deploy solution called DigitalPersona Altus to meet these identity assurance needs.
Our solution provides a modular framework that delivers identity assurance through a strong multi-factor authentication client and server. Altus leverages fingerprint biometrics, smart cards, Bluetooth and other secure, yet affordable technologies. Additional authentication clients on Android or Linux can be developed and connected to the Altus infrastructure using REST compliant Web Services or Android Authentication Layer. The solution enables service providers to create assured identities and subsequently authenticate employees, customers and citizens in real-time anywhere.
Altus features a three-part framework that includes:
Modular Solution — Create-Confirm-Control
Altus Create establishes a non-repudiable biometric database for secure enrollment and access to applications. The database contains digital identities that bind key elements, including biometrics, biographic data and breeder documents (such as birth certificates).
Altus Confirm verifies or identifies a user and provides an assured identity. The user’s credentials are managed during the entire life cycle, from enrollment to de-provisioning.
Altus Control provides access to computers and applications creating a single sign-on (SSO) environment using biometrics. This provides a seamless integration with core applications and prevents unauthorized access. Additional integration using the Altus SDK, REST compliant Web Services or Android SDK enables strong authentication into custom applications. Altus Control also offers audit trails and a variety of management reports.
Expert Services — Assess-Design-Deploy-Support
Our experienced identity professionals evaluate your security requirements, recommend best practices and configure highly effective solutions that align with your business model. Our experts assist with deployment, training and ongoing optimization of your DigitalPersona Altus solution. These services are valuable in the design of your solutions, as well as the integration of best practices for enrollment and creation of non-repudiable identities. Services may include policy definition, customized workflows, software development and hardware options.
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