Fujitsu extends security portfolio with ImageWare agreement
20 July 2017 15:32 GMT

Japanese tech firm Fujitsu has extended a biometric solutions agreement with ImageWare. 

 In a statement, Fujitsu said it was broadening its biometric security solutions portfolio through an agreement with ImageWare Systems as its Biometrics-as-a-Service partner.

It added that this agreement strengthens the broad portfolio of Fujitsu cyber security products and services, which includes the Fujitsu PalmSecure family, the SAMURAI Platform, the RoboSOC (SOC in a Box) solution, consulting services, systems integration services, Security Operations Centers (SOC) and other managed security services. 

“After forming a technology partnership several years ago, ImageWare and Fujitsu have seamlessly integrated key offerings so that they are now market ready,” said Jason Bradlee, Head of Security for the America region, Fujitsu America, Inc. “We are working with ImageWare on a number of opportunities, including a large-scale federated identity project with several major players using a number of our enterprise and cyber security solutions including our Biometrics and Identity-as-a-Service product, which is scheduled for launch later this quarter. We look forward to continuing this partnership.”

Biometric identity and access management solutions from Fujitsu, including its PalmSecure palm vein authentication solution, leverage ImageWare System’s Biometric Engine as their back end identity storage and matching database.

Fujitsu customers will now be able to deploy biometric authentication as a service with multiple public, private and hybrid cloud hosting options including Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 and be able to leverage ImageWare Systems GoVerifyID and CloudID family of products.

“As businesses heavily rely on cloud adoptions, IoT and big data analytics as enablers for digital transformations, it becomes increasingly important to take additional steps to secure this new ecosystem of critical infrastructure and data assets through multi-factor multi-modal access control mechanisms including biometrics authentication,” says Satya Nanda, Vice President of Security Portfolio & Professional Services, Fujitsu America. “This addition to the portfolio will enable our customers to accelerate their digital transformation journeys.”

“This agreement represents the migration from technology partners to marketing and sales partners,” said Jim Miller, Chairman and CEO of ImageWare Systems, Inc. “The Fujitsu brand is synonymous with quality, service and value around the world, serving millions of customers. We are very proud to be at the core of the family of biometric and security products they offer to their clients as we now move these products to market.”