StarSign Key Fob goes into orbit!

Giesecke+Devrient has unveiled a biometric solution for employee access to company assets at the highest security level.

“Enterprises and employees alike find passwords and PINs to access corporate facilities or assets cumbersome, while being increasingly worried about its security,” states Giesecke+Devrient. “The StarSign Key Fob provides a state-of-the art alternative, which is both convenient and secure. It enables users to perform two-factor authentication, by using a single device and fingerprint identification – all in the coin-like dimensions of a key fob.”

The key fob supports both logical and physical access control through a wide range of communication channels, including NFC, USB and Bluetooth Low Energy. It authenticates users while accessing desktop PCs, notebooks, workstations, tablet PCs, smartphones or IoT devices, while also authorising physical access to buildings, departments or offices, covering many essential use cases in enterprise environments.

"Companies and their employees are looking for secure, convenient authentication solutions that eliminate the need for passwords and PINs, and can be used for various applications," emphasises Dr Ferdinand Buriánek, head of public sector, Transit and Enterprise Security related business of G+D. "The StarSign Key Fob is designed to satisfy this need completely. It combines highest security with great user experience – not either/or, but together."