Key Drivers for Biometrics in Middle East in The Next 5 Years

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Business is active in the Middle East, where national ID schemes, commercial ventures and improving border security are all providing impetus. The ambitious approach taken by some of the region’s governments has led to many exciting and cutting edge biometric schemes being deployed in the recent years. In 2004, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)…

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Biometric Cloud-Based Offers Attractive Deployment

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Cloud computing security concerns Cloud computing is defined as a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared large number of configurable computing resources, for example: networks, servers, storage, applications, and services that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. Cloud computing is an emerging…

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Biometric Systems Fulfill the Security Demand of Law Enforcement

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For over a century, biometric systems have assisted law enforcement efforts. During the early twentieth century, law enforcement agencies gradually replaced Bertillon’s anthropometry system with fingerprint identification. By the mid-twentieth century, police used fingerprints to link arrestees with their criminal records and to identify suspects from latent fingerprints left at a crime scene. As biometric…

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Can mobile push biometrics to the mainstream?

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Mobile devices are rapidly becoming a key computing platform, transforming how people access business and personal information. Access to business data from mobile devices requires secure authentication, but traditional password schemes based on a mix of alphanumeric and symbols are cumbersome and unpopular, which makes users to avoid accessing business data on their personal devices…

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Biometrics in Education – A Growing Demand

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Biometric technology is becoming increasingly more powerful and cost-effective, and it has been making inroads into education sector. Educational institutions recognize the threat of insecurity to their children and are starting to adopt biometric identification systems to protect the students under their care. A growing trend is that biometric access control devices are being used…

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Can Biometric Technology Secure the Prevalence of ATMs?

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Automatic teller machines (ATMs) are terminals which are installed by banks to facilitate cash withdrawal, fund transfer, balance check for customers. ATM allows the account holder to have transactions with their own accounts without the opportunity to access the entire bank’s database. The original ATM systems utilize PIN and cards to authenticate users when making the…

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Biometric single sign-on – A secret weapon to protect your data

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Single sign-on (SSO) is a session/user authentication process that allows a user to enter one name and password in order to access multiple applications. The process verifies the user for all the applications that they have been given rights to. Biometrics is unique traits or behavioral characteristics that can be captured and used for individual…

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Iris biometrics – Living passport for airport access control

Biometric Border Control Streamlines the US’s Border Security

The increasing demand of air traveling across countries and continents, together with the high expectation of customers in terms of services and security have put pressure to maintain the air transportation infrastructures. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) projects that the global travel will grow 4.1% per year over the next 20 years, from 3.3…

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Asia-Pacific – The World’s fastest-growing biometrics market (2015-2025)

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According to “The Global Government Biometric Systems Market 2015-2025” report of MarketResearchReports.biz published last month, due to the increasing concerns over internal and external security and the increasing use in government and private sectors for employee identification and attendance, the global biometrics market is forecasted to rise in the demand and revenue in the next…

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Biometric payment – An evolution in payment technology

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The evolving of payment technologies is fueling the rise of biometrics. Biometrics is becoming more important for payments due to the ability to enhance the security of transactions. Biometric payment is a point of sale technology which uses biometric modalities to authenticate a user and authorize the online payment. Many banks around the world have…

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