Campus: CSU Long Beach -- November 16, 2001
Leader in Fingerprint-Recognition Technology Awards $100,000 in Software to Information Systems Department at Cal State Long Beach
SecuGen Corp., a global leader in the development of fingerprint-recognition
technology, has awarded $100,000 in software to the Information Systems
Department in the College of Business Administration at California State
University, Long Beach.
The gift, which provides SecuGen's new SecuIBAS server with a permanent
license for 1,000 users and SecuDesktop 2000, will be used to support
the development of biometrics and laboratory applications.
Biometrics is the measurement of an individual's unique physical or behavioral
characteristics, such as a fingerprint. SecuGen's fingerprint recognition
devices are integrated into such computer peripherals as SecuGen Hamsterä,
SecuGen Mouseä and SecuGen Keyboardä. These devices rely on
a characteristic of each individual-in this case a fingerprint-that acts
like a digital password that cannot be stolen or forgotten.
SecuGen's biometric technology comprises the fingerprint sensors, data
extraction and algorithms to process the fingerprint images and software
to drive the sensors.
"My goal is to set up the biometrics lab and then establish a course
on network security," said Robert Chi, professor of information systems.
"The main challenge for future e-commerce application is security.
"Some people are afraid to apply business transactions using e-commerce
technologies mainly due to security concerns," he explained. "With
biometrics authentication systems, you can overcome those problems. Also,
since the attacks on Sept. 11, there is recognition of how important this
technology is to resolve security issues such as authenticating employees
or verifying passengers at airports."
A pioneer of the biometric industry, SecuGen Corp. designs, manufactures
and markets its award-winning optical fingerprint recognition technology
worldwide. SecuGen's products have been integrated into a broad range
of applications including Internet, network and desktop security, physical
access control and other electronic products.