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The Forecast for Biometrics
As our lives become progressively mobile, many people have experienced an increase in convenience with the use of fingerprint identification for access to their mobile devices (think: Touch ID). While many of us have experienced this, the forecasts say that there will be growth in biometrics for similar reasons, in particular due to mobility, convenience, and security:
- In the next 5 years (2020) we will have 2.5 billion people using biometrics capabilities within their mobile devices. [Source: Acuity Market Intelligence via CSO Online].
- Mobile biometric payments alone will reach 5 billion transactions in the next 4 years [Source: Juniper Research Via iTech Post].
- The biometrics market as a whole is expected to rise to $44.2 billion by 2021 [Source: Wintergreen Research, Inc via Research and Markets].
While analysts do not agree on the exact number for growth, the anticipated boom in growth is recognized as a common consensus.
What does this mean for physical and logical access in the enterprise?
Change is coming, if its not already here.
Individuals are becoming comfortable with the idea of using biometrics to access their phones and would welcome the idea of having the same capability to get into their computers (logical access) and building (physical access). The basic idea is that we are going to be using biometric mobile devices, biometric wearable devices, and biometric fixed devices that are on the wall and we as individual employees will be deciding the biometric type that we will bring into the enterprise. The user will be in control, and the biometric data that will be required must be reliably and accessibly stored. The enterprise from a security perspective is going to need to figure out a solution to operate in a world where there will be multiple biometrics that the consumer will be capable of bringing into the workplace.
How can you enable your enterprise to grow with the changing technology?
Enterprises are looking to access control managers to facilitate the connectivity between user authentication and physical and logical access to drive efficiency, optimize operations and better protect employees, products, and consumers. As Entertech has partnered with the majority of the leading access control systems worldwide, we understand the inclination to look to the leaders in the industry. But, 5 years ago we noticed that there was a widening gap in the security market place that continues to be an issue today. Access control systems are able to read and understand a card number, whether that is a PROX card, iClass card, or MIFARE card but what these access control systems cannot do is effectively communicate with, or understand biometric-based systems.
BioConnect was created to solve this problem. BioConnect makes it easier for someone to be able to use a biometric device inside of their current access control system in their company. It is an identity management platform integrated into 20 of the largest access control systems world wide. Entertech is partnered with the majority of the leading access control partners which dates back to the origins of BioConnect. Virtually every major access control manufacturing company can take our Suprema devices and use them in their access control system anywhere in the world.
As more and more consumers view biometrics as an effective security feature, enterprises can leverage both consumer confidence and the rapid adoption of biometrics to protect physical and logical access. BioConnect is structured to future-proof against the inevitable and expensive technology refresh. How? By installing infrastructure today, that lets you scale for the rapidly growing architecture of tomorrow and provide reliable, fast, next-generation technology.
To learn more, download our WHITE PAPER: The Future of “Bring Your Own Identity” in Identity Relationship Management.