Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Biometrics and Mobile Devices

According to a recent report from Gartner, by 2016 thirty percent of organizations will have turned from password-protection of mobile devices to biometric authentication.

Large companies, government agencies, and nonprofits are expected to bring biometrics to devices that are permitted in their "bring your own device to work" (BYOD) regimens.

Software developers need to stay on top of the BYOD movement and the inclusion of biometric protection for smartphones and tablets. If individual iOS and Android apps in the future need to interface with biometric protection protocols, then microISVs need to ensure that their apps support these new security solutions.

Count on reading more and more horror stories about the failure of passwords to protect hardware and data. Businesses will be eager to choose solutions that will enhance security with biometrics. Be ready to support these new solutions.

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