A Natural ID™ biometric fingerprint authentication solution was recently launched by Synaptics Incorporated, a leading developer of human interface solutions. Known as the VFS7500S, it is the industry’s first fingerprint sensor that is fully certified through the Banking Card Test Center (BCTC).
The BCTC was assigned by China UnionPay (CUP) and other main banks to conduct and manage fingerprint sensor certification testing.
The Synaptics® VFS7500S Natural ID™ fingerprint sensor group is designed with SentryPoint™ Security Suite technology. SentryPoint brings with it a broad-range of unique and highly secure authentication features such as PurePrint™ anti-spoof technology, and Quantum Matcher™ for fingerprint template authentication.
PurePrint analyzes fingerprint images with the aid of novel artificial intelligence technology to reliably differentiate between actual and fake fingers. Security is also improved using Synaptics’ SecureLink™ 256-bit AES with TLS 1.2 encryption. An external microcontroller is not required for managing the cryptographic functions in this single-chip solution.
Synaptics also collaborated with CUP on their official Biometrics Guidelines charter. These guidelines describe CUP’s trusted and secure technical framework which is used for identity authentication on intelligent devices. Since fingerprint identification is a proven biometric technology used currently, it is used as an example for illustration in the CUP specification and gives credibility to Synaptics’ leadership and authority on secure fingerprint authentication.
With the rapid growth of fingerprint sensors on smartphones and PCs, and the rise in mobile financial transactions, fingerprint sensor certification through organizations including BCTC and FIDO are a critical path forward in consumer and banker confidence of secure payments and user identity.
Anthony Gioeli, Vice President of Marketing, Biometrics Product Division, Synaptics