The AES1610 biometric sensor is integral to security and convenience offered in
exclusive ASUS Security Protect Manager feature
MELBOURNE, Fla., June 18, 2007 - AuthenTec, the world's leading provider of fingerprint authentication sensors and solutions, announced that its AES1610 fingerprint sensors are standard in more than a dozen new 2007 Windows Vista(TM)-model notebook PCs offered by ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. (ASUS) for businesses and consumers. With biometrically-secured models selling in Europe, the U.S. and Asia, ASUS is leveraging AuthenTec's TruePrint® technology in its exclusive ASUS Security Protect Manager (ASPM) feature to improve overall system security and convenience.
"ASUS is one of the fastest growing PC manufacturers in the world, and AuthenTec's AES1610 fingerprint sensor is now the prominent security feature in more than a dozen of the ASUS-branded mobile PCs," said AuthenTec President Larry Ciaccia. "TruePrint technology is unique, with market-proven ability to meet rigid PC security requirements necessary for business while offering convenient applications such as password replacement and touch-powered program launch that appeal to all PC owners."
"ASUS fully embraces the value that AuthenTec's TruePrint technology and AES1610 brings to our notebooks," said James Tung, ASUS Global Notebook Sr. Manager. "Our customers are expecting maximum security and new conveniences simultaneously. AuthenTec provides the most reliable and established fingerprint sensors on the market to help us meet those demands."
Bundled with the Trusted Platform Module, the exclusive ASPM allows ASUS notebooks to run applications securely and to make transactions and communications more trustworthy. ASPM improves system security and productivity by consolidating user passwords and network accounts within a single data unit called User Identity. Users can choose to setup multi-factor authentication requirements for different security levels while benefiting from the Single Sign On (SSO) one-time login convenience without compromising security integrity.
AuthenTec's fingerprint authentication is a key component of end-to-end security for ASPM by delivering highly accurate fingerprint reading - a scan that reads from the live layer of the skin and is thus less affected by common skin surface conditions. AuthenTec's fingerprint sensors are integrated into more than 150 PC products today.
Following the successful launch of two fingerprint-enabled notebooks in 2006, ASUS has introduced six business notebooks and eight consumer notebooks this year with plans to feature AuthenTec's sensor in additional models by the end of 2007.
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (TSE:2357) is a leading provider of 3C total solutions. With a global staff of more than 100 thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the turnover for 2006 was 17.4 billion U.S. Dollars. ASUS has been ranked in Business Week InfoTech 100 for 9 straight years, and was ranked No.1 by the Wall Street Journal for best quality products in Taiwan.
With more than 15 million sensors in use worldwide, AuthenTec is the world's leading provider of fingerprint authentication sensors and solutions to the high-volume PC, wireless device, and access control markets. AuthenTec's award-winning sensors take full advantage of The Power of Touch® by utilizing the company's patented TruePrint® technology to deliver the most convenient, reliable and cost-effective means available for enabling touch-powered features that extend beyond user authentication. The company's customers include: ASUSTek, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, HTC, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Samsung, and Toshiba, among others. Visit www.authentec.com