Precise Biometrics, a provider of solutions for fingerprint recognition to verify identity, announced its first "smart" casing, which uses a smart card and fingerprint authentication to prevent unauthorized use of tablets or smartphones.
The smart casing replaces multiple passwords with an ID card or a swipe of the finger. It is designed for mobile device users who need to access sensitive information or cloud-based applications from their phone or tablet, but who are restricted from doing so by security or convenience issues.
Currently, Precise Biometrics offers an iPhone casing, which comes with a toolkit that enables integration to other apps, third-party identity managers, and service providers. The company also announced that they have developed several new applications for the smart casing, and that the smart casing will be available for other popular smartphone and tablet models throughout the year.
"Gartner Group expects the mobile market to exceed one billion smart devices in 2015. We are now in a market-leading position where we are able to fulfill an important security need in the government and enterprise segments of this market," said Thomas Marshall, CEO of Precise Biometrics. "In our first meetings we have seen a very positive reaction to our smart casings from users and developers alike."