Windows Hello™ provides user access to Windows 10 and newer devices using facial recognition, fingerprint scan, or a personal information number. To eliminate passwords and the security vulnerabilities that come with them, most organizations will need a more comprehensive approach that addresses:
- Previous versions of Windows and WHfB unsupported hardware
- Virtual desktops and domain controllers
- Linux, Unix and Mac Operating systems.
With BlockID users login with a biometric tied to a proofed and verified identity, ensuring the user is who they claim to be. And because it’s delivered with a distributed identity architecture certified by NIST, FIDO, and iBeta, it puts an immutable, private and reusable user identity at the core of your Zero Trust security for strong and continuous authentication.
The BlockID Key-Differentiators
Logging into Windows Operating Systems
Support previous generations of Windows as well as Linux, Unix, and Mac OS
The support for various operating systems and hardware configurations will also help close the security gap contractors can inject. Since it can be difficult to manage a contractor's system configuration. By implementing BlockID a contractor would log in to critical applications without needing a password from day one.
Using Built-in Biometrics
Overcome the business limitations of device biometrics
- Built-in biometrics do not work on the first login to any new workstation. The “fallback” mechanism is - you guessed it a username and password.
- Built-in biometrics do not work on remote machines (RDP, VDI, Citrix, Domain Controllers). This leaves high risk systems exposed and hackers know this.
- When combined with 1Kosmos BlockID, WHfB can be extended to other web-based logins via our Universal Web Login Connector
Meeting Zero Trust Standards
Accelerate progress toward a Zero Trust Architecture
This real biometric can easily be matched to a citizen, customer, or corporate identity, so you know with assurance that someone else is not gaining access to your network.
Check out this excerpt from our recent webinar with Ernst & Young and Forrester about the real meaning of Identity for Zero Trust.
Extending Windows Hello Deployments
Combine WHfB and 1Kosmos BlockID because they are better together
The BlockID Universal Web Login allows any non-federated login-capable system to go passwordless with no app redesign. This means Windows Hello can now be used to authenticate users into applications and services that previously were unavailable.