Mar 01, 2008
Biometric authentication components are emerging as an essential
part of comprehensive business software applications and will play
a central role in existing and future applications, networks, and
information storage facilities. These biometric components utilize
physical traits or behavioral characteristics for reliable identity
authentication. Application developers, integrators and software
solution providers are challenged with growing demand for
biometric security features and functions. With a wide variety of
biometric component integration options available, software
providers need a clear picture of the business implications and
development impact biometric solutions have on their products,
services, and end-users.
While cost savings, ROI, and enhanced security are immediate benefits of biometric authentication for end-users, software developers and application providers in most cases continue to struggle with integration and implementation. Substantial amounts of time, capital investment and development resources are required to make integration of biometrics work with most applications - the technology is changing quickly enough that there�s a good chance improvements will be available by the time the initial integration is complete if developed internally.
Fingerprint software development kits (SDKs) require a deep understanding of biometric system processes and can complicate integration and deployment objectives due to system dependencies.
This white paper explains the benefit of Bio-Plugin: an alternative to the fingerprint SDK that eliminates the barrier to biometric technology integration, deployment, and support. Bio-Plugin is a patent-pending, turnkey enterprise fingerprint software system that can be rapidly integrated into Windows and web software with little development effort.