BEAVERTON, Ore. - A year and half after spinning off from Unicru, an automator of pre-employment screening systems, Eid Access is poised to land on its feet with an $11 million round of funding expected to close later this year.
While biometric access control may be more commonly implemented in government facilities and high-end applications, the reality is that in addition to these traditional users, many more adopters are finding a place for biometrics.
WASHINGTON - The Office of Management and Budget has asked government chief information officers not to buy authentication or identity management technologies without getting the green light from either the E-Authentication team or the Federal Identity and Credentialing Committee.
The decision to rein in spending on authentication technologies came after a survey of government departments found that more than $160 million was earmarked for potentially inconsistent authentication and identity-management technologies.
A need to take security to the next level has given rise to the increased integration of biometric options with new and existing access control systems.
Where in the early days of biometrics the systems were often viewed as competitors or substitutes for traditional access control, today the focus is on making the best use of multiple components to serve diverse security needs.