AuthenTec introduces world’s most secure fingerprint sensor

AuthenTec introduced the world’s most secure fingerprint sensor available for the PC market, the AES2810. A fifth generation sensor, the AES2810 is the first match-on sensor solution on the market today, taking advantage of the additional security provided by a single chip hardware solution. It is estimated that up to one out of every four notebook PCs shipping this year will include a fingerprint sensor, and a noteworthy number of these will ship with the AES2810, creating a new generation of highly secure PCs.

The AES2810 integrates the first ever personal data vault contained within a fingerprint sensor for the secure storage of usernames and passwords for pre-boot authentication, Windows and website logins, favorite websites and other personal information. In addition, the sensor’s unique AlwaysOn authentication capability greatly reduces the risk of fraud or data breaches if a laptop is left unattended, lost, or stolen.

The fingerprint sensor supports secure pre-boot authentication, fast user switching, website password replacement, file/folder encryption and auto-password generation. The AES2810 integrates the company’s proprietary TrueFinger anti-spoofing technology, which dynamically measures the properties of the skin during the scanning process. The sensor also integrates new TrueNav navigation features including rocker switch emulation, 4-way scrolling and Vista gestures – gestures available within Windows Vista that allow tablet PC users to navigate more efficiently.

AES2810 key features:

  • On-chip hardware security module.
  • Non-volatile memory stores all encryption keys securely.
  • On-chip match engine.
  • 128-bit AES encryption/decryption.
  • Safe code and fingerprint template storage.
  • 1.8V Core with 3.3V USB I/O.
  • 45 BGA package.
  • 13.8 x 5 x 1.68mm.
  • Advanced durable surface coating.
  • Integrated finger drive.
  • IEC 61000-4-2 Level 4 ESD capability (+/- 15KV).
  • TrueFingerâ„? advanced anti-spoofing.

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