Technology Insight for Biometric Authentication

Archived Published: 27 July 2016 ID: G00272054


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Biometric methods offer unique advantages over other authentication methods. Negative perceptions created by poor experience with fingerprint modes, limitations of consumer-grade implementations and misunderstandings about the technology should not deter progressive IAM and security leaders.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Definition
    • Description
    • Benefits and Uses
      • Benefits
      • Uses
    • Risks
      • Security and Privacy
      • Measurability and Performance
      • Liveness
    • Evaluation Factors
      • Use-Case Needs
      • Characteristics
      • Architecture
    • Alternatives to Biometric Authentication
    • Recommendations
    • Representative Providers
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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