BioPassword Inc, a young company with a novel typing-based take on biometric authentication, is taking the wraps off its enterprise offering.
BioPassword Enterprise Edition is designed for Microsoft shops, and chief technology officer Greg Wood said the level of integration with Windows and Active Directory is the key selling point.
The company’s technology enables two-factor authentication using typing rhythms. It captures fingerprints of user typing rhythms by measuring the time between keystrokes and the weight of each keystroke.
In other words, even if you know somebody else’s password, typing it the same way as its owner should be extraordinarily difficult.
Before now, BioPassword has been focusing mainly on websites that want to deploy biometrics without great expense. Financial services are early adopters, due to regulations.
The Enterprise Edition integrates with Windows’ login via GINA, and plugs into Active Directory so authentication options can be managed with all the granularity the directory allows. There is no separate management console.
There is a passive deployment option, that logs but does not enforce the biometric component, for those organizations that want to do a helpdesk cost study before full deployment, Wood said.
The software also supports Citrix environments. It starts at $19 per user per year.