Sentry Enterprises’ Decentralized Biometric Platform SentryCard Now FIDO2 Certified

The FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 specifications are said to enable users to leverage common devices to easily authenticate to online services in both mobile and desktop environments.

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — Sentry Enterprises announces that its SentryCard solution, a decentralized biometric platform, is now FIDO2 certified.

According to the company, the FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 specifications allow users to leverage common devices to authenticate online services in both mobile and desktop environments. Sentry Enterprises explains The FIDO Alliance is an open industry association with a goal of promoting authentication standards to help reduce the world’s over-reliance on passwords.

Sentry Enterprises continues by pointing out the FIDO Alliance promotes the development of, the use of, and compliance with standards for authentication and device attestation.

“Sentry’s patented technology and proprietary electronics, ‘cracked the code’ necessary to bring to market a corporate issued, privacy-centric, user controlled biometric identity solution that operates at the edge,” says Mark Bennett, CEO of Sentry Enterprises. “Sentry’s platform and capabilities reimagines what proof-of-identity and trust means across virtually every sector and industry, including security, payment and the crypto-currency markets.”

SentryCard FIDO2 Compliance Streamlines Security

In order to meet the FIDO Alliance’s specifications, Sentry Enterprises states the industry group identifies three core directives that are central to the standard: Ease of use, privacy and security, and standardization.

Sentry Enterprises says current authentication models often rely on non-standard protocols, passwords, physical ID cards, smartphone, fobs, pins, and because of this many existing biometric solutions are vulnerable to theft, hacks, and spoofing. It’s FIDO2 certified SentryCard platform however, employs standardized identity protocols that are private, secure, and easy to adopt by security professionals and IT staffs.

The company adds that SentryCard is a decentralized biometric platform that eliminates the need for compromised solutions such as smartphones and passwords. With its decentralized security solution, Sentry Enterprises stresses the SentryCard serves double duty for businesses by allowing organizations to easily adopt FIDO2 passwordless authentication at computers, while also supporting physical access control at doors.

Moreover, Sentry Enterprises asserts that its SentryCard solution is compatible a wide range of existing physical access control systems, and it eliminates the need to replace any existing IT, OT infrastructure or physical access infrastructure.

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