E-commerce. Calling cards. Bank online. Voice Mail. Bank-by-phone. Email. Network access. Desktop Security. Mobile phones. PDAs. In today’s world, being securely connected is key to survival. The need to protect and enable secure access to sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, medical records, and personal information, is increasing as more and more people do business from anywhere, at anytime. Biometric technologies have unlimited commercial uses due to their ability to improve enterprise security, eliminate password hassles, facilitate financial transactions, and more.
Biometric technology is the automated use of physiological or behavioral characteristics that uniquely define an individual. Biometric identities are difficult to loose, steal, copy, forge or falsely issue and cannot be borrowed. Some of the physiological and behavioral characteristics that biometric technologies measure include fingerprint, voiceprint, iris scan, and retina scan, among others.