Why Stop With Your Finger?

EIT Toolkit: Fujitsu's latest palm scanning device won't predict your future, but it can tell you if you're really you.
Posted March 17, 2006
By

Dan Ragle


When we go to a palm reader we expect to be told things such as how long our life will be, what type of spouse we should seek, and the winning numbers for next week's lottery. These, and many other useful tidbits of information--we are told--reside within the intricate detailed lines present on our palms; lines that can be interpreted by individuals with the proper experience and/or expertise. (Ok, the winning lottery numbers might be pushing it a little bit.)

The latest biometric device from palm won't predict your future, but it does read your palm in an effort to determine if you really are the person you claim to be. Specifically, the device looks beneath the surface of your palm and identifies the veins that run through it, by shooting near-infrared rays into your palm that are absorbed by the deoxidized hemoglobin flowing in your palm veins. Like a fingerprint, the resulting unique matrix that is created by virtue of the fact that the rays are not reflected by your veins (but are everywhere else) is compared to the one you originally registered with to determine if you're really you. While you may or may not believe that palm readers (i.e., the human kind we described above) can really predict your future, Fujitsu states that the science behind their PalmSecure authentication device yields a false acceptance rate of less than 0.00008% and a false rejection rate of 0.01%.

And elsewhere in our highlighted Enterprise IT Planet Product Guide briefings for this week: Wyse introduced their Streaming Manager, which seeks to alleviate thin client management by separating the O/S packages delivered to the clients from the application packages; and Iomega REV's up an 8 disk autoloader.

Jump to:

Security
PalmSecure
CryptoStor
GateDefender Performa
PolicyMaker

Networking:
Wyse Streaming Manager
CT-5371

Storage
REV
DataPort HotDock

Featured Security Products:

PalmSecure
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
USB-based sensor allows for the identification of individuals via the unique patterns of their palm veins. New version to be smaller and faster than previous.

CryptoStor
NeoScale Systems, Inc.
Collection of inline SAN access management and encryption appliances for secure storage implementations. New KeyVault appliance provides automated, enterprise-level key management for multiple security devices.

GateDefender Performa
Panda Software.
Appliance is installed at the Internet gateway and provides scanning/filtering tools for all HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP4 and NNTP traffic. New models feature HTTP scanning up to 170 Mb/sec.

PolicyMaker
DesktopStandard Corp.
Collection of MS Group Policy extensions provide automated group management and deployment capabilities. New PMAS release features "Shatter Proof" technology for the prevention of Shatter Attacks.

Featured Networking Products:

Wyse Streaming Manager
Wyse Technology.
Allows an administrator to centrally manage and deliver both operating system and application images to stateless, diskless, thin client hardware.

CT-5371
Comtrend Corp.
Wireless router supports both ADSL2+ and VDSL2 connectivity for individuals or SOHO deployments. Targeted to ISPs and Carriers.

Featured Storage Products:

REV
Iomega Corp.
Hard drive-based removable storage and backup platform with multiple host interface options including USB, FireWire, SCSI, ATAPI, and SATA. New autoloader sports a USB 2.0 interface and houses up to 8 disks.

DataPort HotDock
CRU-DataPort.
External drive enclosure supports the hot swapping of IDE drives. Both FireWire and USB 2.0 interfaces supported. New bundle adds data encryption protection.


This article was first published on EnterpriseITPlanet.com. More Security, Networking, and Storage products and downloads at http://products.enterpriseitplanet.com.






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