When Lenovo releases this on their ThinkPad line, there may be no need for IT administrators and other business users to keep a physical authentication card any longer.
Lenovo has partnered up with RSA and AuthenTec and announced yesterday that a wide variety of Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks will have government-grade, high-level security through an updated finger-swipe sensor to work with both a SecurID algorithm and AuthenTec biometics.
Using RSA’s SecurID authentication and AuthenTec’s fingerprint reader, these ThinkPad users will be able to quickly log on with only a swipe of the finger. After a one-time password is entered, the password will be automatically changed every single minute to allow for top-of-the-line security to protect critical data and applications sent over email, networks, intranet, servers, and etc. Bottom line: double the security for commercial ThinkPad notebooks from log-in and authentication to Microsoft Windows servers.
You can also download the latest Lenovo ThinkVantage Fingerprint software from the Lenovo website. The software is compatible with all current ThinkPad laptops and previous generation ThinkPad laptops equipped with UPEK fingerprint sensors.