DigitalPersona announced the availability of the DigitalPersona Pro Reader Compatibility Wizard, enabling users to quickly verify if DigitalPersona Pro software supports their notebooks with third party embedded fingerprint readers. The new compatibility wizard is a step towards optimizing the utilization of notebooks with existing biometrics hardware, and confirms an embedded fingerprint reader’s compatibility with DigitalPersona Pro for Active Directory and Kiosk client software before having to actually install the software. The new solution also makes it easy for IT administrators to test whether DigitalPersona Pro supports their hardware, thus maintaining their investment in the hardware without the need to purchase additional fingerprint readers.
A recent study by DigitalPersona and the Business Performance Management (BPM) Forum found that more than 50 percent of respondents whose companies have fingerprint biometrics embedded in notebooks are not utilizing the technology. This is due in part to the lack of a complete enterprise solution as needed by the IT administrators to offer flexibility for the user at the workstation level and peace of mind for the IT administrators at the server level. This has caused many companies to disable or abandon the readers, leaving companies vulnerable to unauthorized access to data stored on the notebook.
The DigitalPersona Pro Reader Compatibility Wizard is a free utility and downloadable at www.digitalpersona.com/notebooks.