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Biometrics technologies verify identity through characteristics such as fingerprints, voices, and faces. By providing increased security and convenience, biometrics have begun to see widespread deployment in network, e-commerce, and retail applications. This book provides in-depth analysis of biometrics as a solution for authenticating employees, customers, and citizens in mission-critical applications.
Written by leading industry authorities, this publication explains everything you need to know about the technology, the industry, the applications, and the challenges that define biometrics today. It assesses the real-world strengths and weaknesses of leading biometric technologies: finger-scan, iris-scan, facial-scan, voice-scan, and signature-scan. It also provides a broad conceptual understanding of the technology, explains specialized terms and concepts, and concludes with an analysis of the factors that must be considered when designing, deploying, and maintaining biometric systems.