Authentication Solutions for Law Enforcement

DigitalPersona Composite Authentication

Providing identity assurance solutions for law enforcement

The Challenge

When law enforcement personnel need information, a moment’s wait could spell tragedy for citizens in need. That’s why most officers access end-point terminals directly from their patrol cars. Access to these terminals—along with terminals in police stations and mobile phones—must be secure, but complex security protocols that waste valuable time aren’t an acceptable solution for law enforcement. Any law enforcement IT security solution should balance coverage with convenience.

The Solution

Law enforcement agencies need solutions that move them beyond static passwords. Since police officers can access sensitive information like backgrounds and criminal records, an easily compromised password is a flimsy line of defense. Add this to the fact that most law enforcement personnel share resources like patrol car and office PCs, terminals, and kiosks, and the vulnerabilities of the current system are clear. To comply with regulations such as CJIS (US), they have to make the move from static passwords to multi-factor authentication, which is usually coupled with fingerprint readers that can provide “proof of presence.”

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Crossmatch provides solutions that are the gold standard of composite authentication, accomplishing key objectives to help law enforcement agencies:

Close every gap.

In addition to traditional authentication methods, Crossmatch offers authentication for the contextual risk factors of time, velocity, location and behavior. There is an authentication factor for any user or use case.

Provide complete coverage.

DigitalPersona Composite Authentication supports ALL your applications, including web, cloud, Windows, mobile, VDI, VPN and more. Even traditional/legacy applications are supported.

Human-proof your IT.

Crossmatch can help eliminate both the reliance and burden on users to generate passwords. We take the passwords away and replace them with something equally convenient yet much more secure.

Rapidly adapt to your environment.

Leverage your existing IT infrastructure and deploy more quickly than other solutions in the market today.

The IT infrastructure in law enforcement agencies is rapidly changing. Now, more than ever, agencies need a trusted partner to help them deploy a solution to suit their needs. DigitalPersona Composite Authentication enables law enforcement organizations to securely share sensitive information with other agencies while empowering them to keep their networks safe from unauthorized access—without burdening law enforcement personnel with time-consuming security protocols.

With decades of biometric acquisition and identity management expertise – including deployments in some of the most challenging environments around the world – Crossmatch provides more than just high-quality hardware and software solutions. We provide assurance, even in your most critical identity applications.

DigitalPersona transforms the way IT protects law enforcement agencies. Beyond 2-factor and multi-factor, composite authentication offers a broad set of authentication factors and integrates seamlessly with biometric readers to provide maximum flexibility and convenience for officers who need a simple security solution. There’s no need to struggle through complex authentication policies, minimizing the time burden on personnel.

DigitalPersona covers all applications, networks and systems—leaving no endpoint behind—and provides a rich array of integration options. With support for secure access across legacy, Windows, cloud and mobile applications, there’s no need to overhaul an agency’s entire system just to implement compliant security. Going a step further, booking stations can be integrated with DigitalPersona to provide a single seamless enrollment, provisioning and authentication solution that makes the most out of law enforcement IT resources. For agencies serving the public interest that are constrained by limited budgets, the versatility and cost-effectiveness of DigitalPersona is invaluable.

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