Can Biometrics Improve Data Security?

Windows HelloBiometric Authentication Improves your Data Security in Windows Hello

With Windows 10 finally available, it’s time to start talking about the most exciting new features for your business. One of the most talked about offerings so far is Windows Hello, a technology that allows Microsoft to integrate biometric authentication into their software.

Windows Hello is offered as an enterprise-grade security solution – Microsoft has said that he technology is strong enough for companies and government agencies in various branches, including defense and health.

Windows Hello gives the option to authenticate through:

  • Fingerprints
  • Iris
  • Facial recognition

How Does Windows Hello Work?

Users with fingerprint readers on their devices will already be able to utilize Windows Hello. However, Microsoft notes that special hardware is necessary for accurate facial or iris verification; they can only be utilized with cameras that have infrared technology.

Microsoft is constantly innovating and looking for effective and convenient ways to improve efficiencies for business. Now, they’re clearly envisioning a single sign-on experience. With a new method dubbed “Passport”, Microsoft offers the ability to securely sign-on to applications, websites, and networks without setting up a password.

  • According to statistics, the average employee has 19 to remember at any given time – and 1 in 3 struggle to remember complex passwords.

Lost or forgotten passwords do more damage than you think – they lead to downtime, which means diminished productivity and lost wages. With Windows Hello, these issues can be alleviated. As the new software gains traction, we’ll begin to see biometric authentication hardware bundled in with new devices, making your life easier and keeping your data more secure than ever.

Get in touch with ClearPath IT Solutions at sales@clearpathIT.com or (309) 263-5600 to learn more about Windows Hello and other new benefits of Windows 10.

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