Security with bite: 15 technologies tested

Summary:In this special review, we round up the various authentication devices on the market. From fingerprint scanners, to single sign-on software and biometric technology -- we have the authentication market covered.

Notebook with fingerprint scanner

Vendor IBM
Web www.ibm.com/au
Phone 132 426
Technology Notebook with biometric fingerprint scanner
Model IBM ThinkPad T42
Price From AU$3599
 
Interoperability
½
Good comms support but light on everything else.
Futureproofing
½
Fingerprint recogniton, DVD recorder is optional, low on video RAM and HDD space, small screen.
ROI
½
Very well priced for the latest technology with a decent amount of features.
Service
½
3-year RTB.
Rating
½



Contents
Introduction
Authentication vs authorisation
Passwords and token devices
Single sign-on
Smartcards/Proximity Cards
Smartcards (cont.)
Biometrics
Biometrics (cont.)
Digital Certificates/Signatures
Notebook with fingerprint scanner
Vendors
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