Crossmatch, a leading provider of secure authentication and biometric identity solutions, has announced an agreement with Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America to offer Crossmatch DigitalPersona authentication software with Panasonic’s Toughbook line of purpose-built mobile computing products. The relationship enables mobile device, network and application access security on Panasonic’s 2-in-1 laptops, handheld and tablet devices.

The inclusion of the DigitalPersona software with the Toughbook delivers an extremely powerful and secure mobile computing solution, the company says. The DigitalPersona composite authentication software seamlessly provides a flexible range of authentication factors to grant access to the laptop, applications and workflows, whether local or in the cloud, according to Crossmatch. Authentication factors include traditional one-time password (OTP) hardware and software tokens, smartcards, and behavioral and biometric methods, as well as mobile-based OTP, Bluetooth and proximity cards. 

“DigitalPersona offers Toughbook customers the option of an integrated approach to strengthening their overall security posture without burdening the user or the IT department,” said Lance Roncalli, SVP for Crossmatch. “Administrators can establish the optimal authentication approach for a given use case and user.”

Law enforcement can benefit from a multifactor and risk-based authentication approach that enhances CJIS compliance, defends against data breaches and eliminates unauthorized access, while removing inefficient password logon protocols that can slow access to vital information, Crossmatch says. The shared user capability of DigitalPersona provides other first responders and fleet operators the ability to individually secure and audit a user’s access to shared devices and applications.

“By adapting to how organizations do business today, Panasonic is equipping workers with a technology ecosystem of hardware, software and services that are purpose-built and informed by their evolving needs,” said Brian Rowley, VP of marketing and product management for Panasonic System Solutions of North America. “By offering DigitalPersona to our Toughbook customers, we’re ensuring they can continue redefining what it means to be mobile and how work gets done with the security that today’s digital world demands.” 

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