Quoted from: Biometricupdate.com
With passwords reported as the main cause for compromise, passwordless authentication is gaining momentum. AuthenTrend is one of the 80 startups led by Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) such as KaiKuTek chosen to demonstrate their solutions at CES 2020 in Las Vegas.
AuthenTrend develops fingerprint-enabled security key solutions for applications such as IT identification, access control and tracking, and blockchain cold storage.
“Our vision and goal is to replace passwords with biometrics,” said Zake Huang, Vice President of AuthenTrend. “Password-less authentication has been widely adopted in Microsoft’s Azure AD identity management solution. Google also announced the launch of its hardware security keys in 2017 to protect its 85,000 employees from hacks and phishing. We can thus foresee a future without passwords.”
AuthenTrend currently claims to have the largest number of FIDO2 certifications in Taiwan and to be the first fingerprint security key solution company to receive these certifications.
In November 2019, AuthenTrend launched a new fingerprint biometric product, joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association and signed a distribution partnership with AirCUVE Inc. to provide a combined biometric offering for the corporate security market in Korea. The company also demonstrated its products with four other security key solution providers (including Yubico, FEITIAN, and Korean e-WBM) at Microsoft Ignite 2019.
Following a strategic partnership with Egis Technology, AuthenTrend can deliver fingerprint cards and USB keys in a compact size which deliver fast recognition speed and low power consumption, Huang explained. Energy optimization lead to up to 100 times of fingerprint recognition. Unliked traditional fingerprint devices, AuthenTrend’s patented standalone enrollment technology lets users enroll fingerprints directly on the cards or USB keys, no app download required.
After numerous successful projects in the medical, education, enterprise, and government sectors in Japan such as building a fingerprint attendance system for a university, the Asian market including Taiwan, Japan, and Korea is currently a top priority in terms of growth, with plans to later tap into the U.S. and European markets.
The AT.Wallet, a fingerprint-enabled cryptocurrency wallet from AuthenTrend has received an innovation award in the cybersecurity and personal privacy category at CES 2020.
KaiKuTek will present its 3D gesture recognition system-on-chip (SoC) based on 60GHz mmWave radar technology.
Biometric technologies and applications are a hot topic at this year’s CES in Las Vegas: Union Community is introducing biometric nose print recognition technology for pets, Raven Connected is presenting Raven+ all-in-one connected vehicle system with facial recognition, Gentex Corporation is showcasing its iris biometrics technology, and CyberLink is showing its FaceMe facial recognition with several innovative applications of artificial intelligence IoT (AIoT) technologies.