“By offering DigitalPersona to our Toughbook customers, we’re ensuring they can continue redefining what it means to be mobile and how work gets done with the security that today’s digital world demands.” – Brian Rowley, VP of Marketing and Product Management for Panasonic System Solutions of North America
Panasonic is taking advantage of Crossmatch technology to secure the mobile and two-in-one laptop devices of its new Toughbook product line.
The security comes via Crossmatch’s DigitalPersona platform, which offers a range of authentication mechanisms including one-time passwords, hardware tokens, biometrics, and, thanks to a partnership with BehavioSec announced last autumn, behavioral biometrics.
Panasonic’s Toughbook devices are designed for rugged deployments, with the company asserting on its website that they are “built for the world’s toughest users – those who do extraordinary things in extraordinary places.” In a statement announcing the DigitalPersona integration, Panasonic emphasized the devices’ potential for law enforcement and utility workers, explaining that the latter “can benefit from a multifactor and risk-based authentication approach that enhances CJIS compliance,” while “expanding the authentication factors available to utility workers… eases the burden of technology implementation and enables IT administrators to meet user needs for a given use case and risk profile.”
The announcement comes just about a week after Crossmatch’s news that DigitalPersona had also been integrated into IBM Security Access Manager, suggesting a rising profile for its digital security platform.
(Originally posted on FindBiometrics)