IGEL Technology recently announced that it is integrating its technology solutions with DigitalPersona to deliver speedy and secure access to customer’s virtual desktops. DigitalPersona is a leading expert in biometric hardware, strong authentication software and developer tools designed to support the management of digital identities. Both companies have integrated their technologies to enable the use of fingerprint biometrics for authentication credentials of virtual applications that are hosted on a Citrix XenApp server.
In a statement, Matthias Haas, product manager at IGEL, said that, "DigitalPersona's fingerprint biometrics solution provides our customers with a highly secure form of authentication. Users are able to roam and access virtual desktops with the touch of their finger."
IGEL Linux along with DigitalPersona Pro Enterprise v5.3 and v5.4 authentication software will now support users' credentials over Citrix XenApp servers for all x86 based IGEL UD2, UD3, UD5, and UD9 devices. DigitalPersona U.are.U 4500 Fingerprint Readers, which are connected via a USB drive to IGEL thin clients, provide professionals with secure authentication anytime they access their virtual desktops regardless of their location.
Ben Boulnois, director of EMEA at DigitalPersona said that, "Thin clients are rapidly growing in popularity as a cost-effective and efficient solution for organizations of all sizes. The integration of DigitalPersona's fingerprint recognition technology with IGEL thin clients provides a proven and reliable solution for this market."
DigitalPersona’s technology solutions are used by a vast number of enterprises from across the globe that are keen on optimized management of digital identities. The advantage of fingerprint biometrics is that access to systems, as well as critical data and applications is granted only to authorized persons. This helps in improving security while ensuring robust compliance. Organizations and ISVs can make use of DigitalPersona expertise and support options to add identity and authentication solutions within their applications and environment.