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authentication

Biometrics
The use of a personal feature—e.g., face, hand, fingerprint, signature, voice, iris, or other highly specific indicator—to verify a person’s identity, and restrict access to private information to authorised persons.

Informatics
Confirmation of a user's identity, generally through a user name and password.

authentication

Biometrics The use of a personal feature, eg, face, hand, fingerprint, signature, voice, iris, or other highly specific indicator to verify a person's identity, and restrict access to information to authorized persons; confirmation of a user's identity, generally through user name and password or biometric characteristics. See Biometrics. Cf Authorization.

au·then·ti·ca·tion

(aw-thenti-kāshŭn)
Protocol to confirm the identify someone logged onto a computer.

authentication

(o-then″ti-kā′shŏn)
In an electronic health record or other computer system, a security mechanism (such as a digital signature) that provides for a unique means of identifying a system user.
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Developed for real-world networks - where Linux and Mac workstations often live in a mixed Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Windows domain, with Windows clients and Apache or IIS Web servers - CRYPTOCard's event-based two-factor authentication tokens make it simple and cost effective to replace weak static passwords with a password that is randomly generated for every logon attempt.
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com), the leading authentication technology developer for heterogeneous environments, has been endorsed in Mark Osborne's "How to Cheat at Managing Information Security" for making it simple to integrate "One-Time Password" authentication tokens with existing PSTN, SSL VPN, and IPsec VPN systems.
Developed to meet real-world requirements - where Linux and Mac workstations often live in a mixed Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Windows domain, with Windows clients and Apache or IIS Web servers - CRYPTOCard's event-based two-factor authentication tokens make it simple and cost effective to eliminate weak static passwords by generating a random password for every logon attempt.
South London and Maudsley NHS Trust Buys 400 Two-Factor Authentication Tokens for Remote Workers
CRYPTOCard's two-factor authentication tokens now integrate with Pyn Logic's innovative Enzo[TM] security solution to make it simple for organizations to enforce tight database authentication controls for a rapidly-growing number of database servers.
The ProtectDrive software also integrates with the widely-deployed SafeNet iKey and Smart Card authentication tokens to provide even stronger data protection.
Digital signatures, private keys, certificates and authentication tokens are only part of the identity management concept.

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