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Integrated Smart Card and Fingerprint Biometric Authentication

 Integrated Smart Card and Fingerprint Biometric Authentication - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy - Identity & Authentication Management
The Customer
AXA Technology Services
About The Customer
AXA Technology Services is an independent entity with a team of 3,500 employees who provide IT infrastructure services and support to most AXA Group companies. AXA Technology Services supports approximately 50 customers in 21 countries across Europe, Nort
The Challenge

Protecting IT systems and employee identity credentials has always been a priority for AXA Technology Services. Strong authentication devices have been deployed more employees who are traveling and working remotely while still needing access to IT systems. Smart card-based devices are an optimal solution because of their security, convenience and cost advantages.

The Solution

The company has worked with Gemalto and Microsoft to develop a strong authentication framework based on Microsoft Base Cryptographic Service Provider and the Gemalto .NET Smart Card that is fully interoperable with the existing Microsoft environment being used.Gemalto decided to work with Precise Biometrics, the market leader in biometric software for smart cards, to develop a robust biometric authentication system for the Gemalto .NET Smart Card. Hardware Components - Gemalt .NET Smart Card Software Components - Microsoft Base Cryptographic Service Provider

Data Collected
Access Control Status, Data Security, Employee Clearance, Identity, Security and access
Operational Impact
  • [Cost Reduction - Installation]
    Simplification and reduction in the cost of deploying and managing digital certificates and smart cards through the certificate management functionality
  • [Cost Reduction - R&D]
    Ongoing application development and improvements are relatively quick and inexpensive to implement due to the system's flexibility.
  • [Data Management - Data Security]
    Data reliability and security are increased due to password sharing and badge swapping reduction.

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