Biometrics has long been one of the solutions touted by security vendors to meet multi-factor authentication objectives. However, user acceptance and cost issues often prevent organizations from adopting biometrics as a solution. This isnít to say that other multi-factor solutions are any less cost prohibitive. The capital expenditure and on-going maintenance costs of token-based systems are often higher than those for biometrics. Solutions based on keystroke dynamics might help meet these business challenges.
In this paper, I look at biometrics in general. This includes success factors for implementation and user acceptance. I also look at how the effectiveness of biometric solutions is measured. This is followed by an examination of keystroke dynamics technology, including its history, how it works, and why it may be the answer for organizations with people or cost issues.
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