Hitachi is at the cutting-edge of biometrics with its finger vein recognition technology, named Hand Gesture Technology for its simple user authentication experience of waving at a standard laptop/desktop camera. Today Ubisecure and Hitachi announced a new partnership making Hand Gesture Technology available within Ubisecure’s Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solution – a fast, easy way for developers to implement Single Sign-On (SSO), Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and more into apps and services.

The announcement took place at the Goode Intelligence Identity Summit 2020 in London, UK.

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Simon Wood, CEO at Ubisecure, said: “We’re committed to providing customers with a range of secure authentication options, including biometric technology. For biometrics to be adopted at scale they must be easy-to-use and, preferably, require no additional hardware. In this sense, Hand Gesture is an ideal way of implementing the security and convenience of biometrics without the common deployment challenges. For this reason, we’re delighted to be able to offer Hitachi’s breakthrough technology to our IDaaS customers.”

Ravi Ahluwalia, general manager, Security Business Group at Hitachi Europe Ltd. Said: “Those of us in the identity industry understand that passwords are not the best authentication method. However, the solutions that have attempted to replace the password also have their shortcomings. This is why we have pioneered Hand Gesture Technology: finger veins are non-replicable and cannot be lost or stolen. While the solution is now pervasive in the banking sector, our collaboration with Ubisecure will help us to expand that reach into other verticals.”

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