By Paul Reid

The largest vulnerability in so much firm networks is the authenticationsystem--especially if it is based exclusively on passwords. And a end result, many companiesare trying to mix password authentication with different authenticationmethods, so much particularly biometrics. The few biometrics books that do existare review books geared toward administration and/or aren't written by means of biometricspecialists. This publication is exclusive in its assurance of ways to layout and implementa winning biometric answer in your network--and, it is written by means of abiometrics expert.Biometrics are automatic tools of spotting someone according to aphysiological or behavioral attribute. one of the positive factors measured are;face, fingerprints, hand geometry, handwriting, iris, retinal, and voice.Biometric applied sciences have gotten the root of an in depth array ofhighly safe id and private verification recommendations. because the point ofsecurity breaches and transaction fraud raises, the necessity for hugely secureidentification and private verification applied sciences is changing into obvious.

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Prentice Hall is a company that has a very good editor in Mary Franz. She showed me that I had the knowledge, the understanding, and the passion to write such a book. On behalf of myself and my family, I thank Mary for all she has done. I also thank Noreen Regina for keeping my chapters organized and my reviewers' comments in order. To bring a book to market, it needs to be reviewed. I have been privileged to have Warwick Ford, Manfred Bromba, and Salil Prabhakar review this book for me. It was their comments and suggestions that improved the book immensely.

To enter into a new technology field takes foresight and a belief that the technology has value and purpose. A thank you goes to Wally Rouche of Dew Engineering for having the vision and belief in the technology to start the American Biometric Company. Thank you, Wally. To reach a point in one's career to have the confidence and knowledge to learn new technologies and then share them with others requires having the right mentors. I have been blessed in my life to have had four of the finest. Growing up, my father always encouraged me to learn and explore.

A biometric comparison attempts to match an individual's biometric data against all the biometric data on file. This is what is referred to as one-to-many matching. One-to-many matching is used in the law enforcement world. In this use, biometric data is matched against previously stored data in the system. This matching generally returns a set of possible matches. From there, a final determination must be made with human intervention. This type of matching is normally done for physical access or law enforcement applications.

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