New TrustPoint 3-Factor Biometric Reader for Physical Access Control Systems, from BridgePoint, Offers High Level, Fail-Proof Security

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Smart Card Reader with Fingerprint, PIN and Unique PKI Challenge-Response Authentication Is Designed to Mitigate Fraudulent Cloning of Credentials

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The TrustPoint 3-Factor Biometric Reader demonstrates our commitment to developing solutions that are scalable to fit the increasing demands of both public institutions and private enterprises, ranging from the lowest to the highest security levels,

BridgePoint™ Systems, the broadest provider of smart-card readers and enrollment software for Physical Access Control Systems (PACs), today introduced its new TrustPoint 3-Factor Biometric Reader.

ISC West attendees at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas next week will be able to preview the new BridgePoint reader in the SecuGen booth, number 18139.

A flexible solution, the new TrustPoint 3-Factor Biometric Reader offers a variety of security options including biometric, PIN and optional PKI challenge-response authentication for increasing or decreasing the level of security, depending on the user’s requirements. The TrustPoint 3-Factor Biometric Reader solution is the only one of its kind that is Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) compatible, using a design that is made to authenticate Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credentials and mitigate electronic cloning. The new reader also uses SecuGen’s PIV compliant fingerprint OEM module, SDA04.

Attackers who otherwise could make a copy of a PIV credential and then build a clone will not be able to do so when BridgePoint’s TrustPoint 3-Factor Biometric Reader is in-place. The attacker cannot copy the private keys that are required to achieve a cryptographic PKI challenge-response, which the BridgePoint reader is uniquely configured to verify. As a result, attackers are not able to succeed when it comes to getting past either the Personal or Card Authentication Key (PAK and CAK) mechanisms.    

The TrustPoint 3-Factor Biometric Reader includes an advanced, weather-resistant, slim-line design, a user friendly telephone-style keypad, a bright 2 line by 16 character display, a stainless steel conduit port, a USB programming port and dual tamper switches for detecting unauthorized removal.

“The TrustPoint 3-Factor Biometric Reader demonstrates our commitment to developing solutions that are scalable to fit the increasing demands of both public institutions and private enterprises, ranging from the lowest to the highest security levels,” said Thomas E. Corder, president and CEO of BridgePoint Systems. “In designing the product with the latest PKI requirements and standards in-mind, we created an authentication mechanism that delivers identity assurance and is compatible with a wide-range of PACS. More importantly, the TrustPoint product is engineered to interact with people, so it is intuitive for easy-use in contrast to competitive products that offer an interface that is confusing and awkward when it comes to human interaction. We are pleased to debut this state-of-the-art reader, using powerful technology from SecuGen that meets our requirements for approvals, performance and quality.”

Jeff Brown, SecuGen’s vice president of sales added, “The TrustPoint 3-Factor Biometric Reader represents the next generation in innovation, presenting a unique, cryptographic PKI challenge-response. We are honored to collaborate with BridgePoint to bring this highly flexible product to the market.”

More About the TrustPoint 3-Factor Biometric Reader
After a user enters his or her PIN, the TrustPoint 3-Factor Biometric Reader performs a “one-to-one” match between the biometric template stored on a PIV credential and the “live-scan” of a user’s finger. Because the system performs a one-to-one comparison, the match is extremely fast and reliable – occurring in less than two seconds. In addition to matching the biometric credentials, the smart card reader also verifies the template digital signature per NIST guidelines and, as a result, is HSPD-12 compliant.

The TrustPoint 3-Factor Biometric Reader is the most user-friendly product of its kind. When the sensor is ready for a scan, it lights up with a bright red glow and the LCD display then guides the user through the authentication process. The reader can also be configured to work automatically or manually with the PKI Challenge-Response in the ON or OFF mode. This feature allows the customer to use the reader with PACS in security levels I and II and later implement higher security including levels III and IV. All BridgePoint 3-Factor readers can be controlled from the Physical Access Control Panel to operate in a variety of authentication modes including 1-Factor credential only (without a PIN), 2-Factor credential (plus PIN) and 3-Factor (plus PIN and Biometrics).

About BridgePoint Systems
For more than a decade, BridgePoint Systems has delivered solutions to help security managers face an ever-changing landscape of threats and challenges. Located at the edge of Silicon Valley, the company offers innovative technology that embeds public key infrastructure in an agile, user friendly way for assuring identity in physical access systems. Among other pioneering efforts, BridgePoint Systems was the first U.S. company to develop smart card readers for use by the Department of Defense in a physical access system. The company was also first to integrate the Department of Defense’s CAC with biometrics in a real world deployment and first to install an interoperable Personal Identification Verification reader in a government, multi-tenant facility.

Some of the nation’s largest government contractors and security integrators such as the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marines, Army Corps of Engineers, General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) use BridgePoint Systems’ technology. All of BridgePoint Systems’ products are securely designed and built in the United States. For more information, visit BridgePoint Systems’ website at http://www.BridgePointSystems.com or call (510) 346-1510.

About SecuGen Corporation
SecuGen Corporation is the world's leading provider of advanced, optical fingerprint recognition technology, products, tools and platforms for physical and information security. SecuGen designs and develops FBI-certified fingerprint readers and OEM components, developer kits and software, including NIST/MINEX-compliant algorithms. Known for high quality, ruggedness, and performance in a wide variety of applications and environmental conditions, SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through a partner network of over 200 original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world.

SecuGen is a registered trademark of SecuGen Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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