Yell, the business directory provider has rolled
out biometric single sign on to 1500 of their mobile staff. The chosen
implementation – Imprivata OneSign ESSO, provides access to 10
applications via a single, biometric (fingerprint) sign-on. The
biometric scanner used is the inbuilt security device in IBM notebooks.
The move to a single sign-on will not only ease administration but also
help the firm meet compliance targets–the system will keep records of
staffs access to applications and computers; it can also detect
suspicious behaviour such as the sharing of log-ons, activity outside of
business hours etc. Fingerprint recognition for desktops is also being
Have you had any experience with biometric interfaces? I briefly used
the Microsoft fingerprint reader which was great, until I found they had
engineered it not to work with FireFox!