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Facial recognition goes mobile

Facial biometrics provider ETrue has integrated its TrueFace 2D facial recognition technology with Bio4's 3D facial recognition and 2D bar code system that allows facial biometrics to be encoded onto personal ID cards making the recognition technology mobile. Bio4, using Symbol Technologies' PPT2740 pocket-sized computer running on Microsoft's Pocket PC platform, will read the cards. The cards will be used to authenticate people for boarding verification in air travel, customs, national ID programs, government benefit programs and for gaining access at banks, manufacturing plants and government, military and law enforcement facilities. Users will scan the card on a 2D bar code reader while a digital camera photographs the user. TrueFace and Bio4 match the code for the live face against the code on the card, allowing access if there is a match.

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Ankari upgrades network authentication product

Network authentication product provider, Ankari, has released Trinity 3.0, an upgrade to the company's flagship software suite. Trinity allows for the integration of multiple forms of authentication technology into the network security infrastructure. Targeted at North American financial institutions, Trinity expands its platform support to Windows 95/98/NT/2000, Novell, Bloomberg Pro and many PKIs; it offers Public Key Cryptography Standard No. 11 and Microsoft Cryptographic Service Provider interfaces and PKCS No. 15 for smart card storage allowing for usage of certificates from disparate sources. Trinity also supports several authentication devices, including smart card readers, fingerprint readers, RSA SecurID tokens and Ankari's BioMouse fingerprint and smart card readers. Trinity Server also supports LDAP, allowing a database to be stored in a replicated directory in case servers go down.

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Verado adds Recourse products to its security suite

Verado, a provider of outsourced data center and managed services solutions for businesses, will use threat management solution provider, Recourse Technologies,' ManHunt and ManTrap products in its network security suite. ManHunt, an intrusion-detection system, features high bandwidth monitoring, protocol anomaly detection and threat-event correlation analysis. ManTrap is a honeypot the monitors and identifies attack attempts. Both products aim to fend off denial-of-service attacks. Recourse said Verado is the first MSP to offer their full management solution. The two products will be featured in eight Verado data centers. The two companies said they plan further product development of network security solutions.

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Messaging made safe by Mirapoint

Messaging infrastructure provider Mirapoint has released Mirapoint Message Director, a scalable messaging solution that can be adapted to any enterprise or service provider environment, Mirapoint, said. Message Director acts as an e-mail firewall, sitting between the company's internal messaging system and the Internet. It scans incoming and outgoing mail for viruses and spam using TrendMicro's InterScan VirusWall and InterScan eManager solutions. Message Director enforces mail policies with its content filtering mechanism that detects key words in messages or headers and allows managers to reroute the messages to another mailbox, sent back to the sender or deleted. Message Director's management capabilities include unified logging capability enabling management of several Message Directors. Other features include a class of service feature that puts users into discrete groups for billing, accounting and management services; mail queue management that allows a manager to view and manipulate messages within the queue; LDAP-based routing that sends routes messages based on the information contained within any standards-based LDAP server.

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