Valid Tech Supports Windows Terminal Services with Biometric Authentication System
August 28, 2007 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Valid Technologies, which develops a fingerprint authentication solution that supports i5/OS, this month unveiled a new release of its Valid Secure System Authentication (VSSA) solution that supports Microsoft Windows Terminal Servers.
Valid Tech delivered one of the IBM midrange server’s first biometric authentication systems in 2005, when it launched VSSA version 1.4. The Boca Raton, Florida, company’s development kit included the code necessary for embedding VSSA into existing applications developed in RPG, COBOL, C++, Java, and Visual Basic. VSSA itself runs on i5/OS V5R3 or higher.
With VSSA version 2.3, the company has expanded the product to support applications running on Windows Terminal Servers. While VSSA still requires and runs on the i5/OS host (Valid Tech’s founders are unabashed System i bigots), it can now be extended to streamline the log-on process for Windows thin client users using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).
“These enhancements reflect our commitment to VSSA as the best of breed foundation for user authentication,” says Greg Faust, the CEO of Valid Technologies. “Strong yet convenient authentication that is extensible to every transaction can be a major factor in business survival–and growth. VSSA answers this need.”
For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.validtech.com.