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"This software proved very useful when trying to purchase things from web sites whom you don't already have an account with or where you have no interest in ordering in the future."
The Verifi is the smallest of the readers but also the heaviest. This is probably due to the plastic and metal casing, which makes the reader feel pretty darn durable. Where other readers feel like crackable plastic, this thing feels like it could take a real beating. I don't know what it is about heavy metal objects that make them feel secure; perhaps they remind me of large doors or safes that keep unwanted things out. Either way, just holding this thing makes me feel like it's up to some serious security business.
SC Magazine
"This is a flexible and powerful authentication service."
Reviewing our P3400 fingerprint reader and Verifi Identity Manager (VID) Mr. Ludlow states "Zvetco Biometrics's Verifi FingerTouch Security Professional is a USB fingerprint reader with the necessary software to lock-down a single Windows-based PC. It's simple to install and the Verifi ID Manager software is equally easy to manage."

He goes on to say "For an extra level of security, Verifi ID can also be used with smart cards or USB tokens. Setting a custom log-on, you can force authentication to a PC to require the USB token, fingerprint and password. The USB tokens can also be used to take a backup of a user's ID, which is handy if one stored on the PC is corrupted."
Orlando Business Journal
"Biometric security is a natural fit for large retailers," Fakta's chief controller, John Ravn.
An interview with chief executive officer of Zavi Cohen, reveals Zvetco has recently gained an important foothold in Denmark with the company's -- and that nation's -- largest retail biometric installation, something Cohen is hoping will mean more European sales.

"This is significant because the Europeans are slower than the United States about adopting biometric technology for day-to-day use," Cohen says. "It's a small (biometric) world, and once the word gets around over there, I think it will be big leverage for us for other deals."
CRN TV
"The new P3400WP works flawlessly after dipping it into a cup of coffee!"
Reviewing our P3400 fingerprint reader and Verifi Identity Manager (VID) Mr. Ludlow states "Zvetco Biometrics's Verifi FingerTouch Security Professional is a USB fingerprint reader with the necessary software to lock-down a single Windows-based PC. It's simple to install and the Verifi ID Manager software is equally easy to manage."

He goes on to say "For an extra level of security, Verifi ID can also be used with smart cards or USB tokens. Setting a custom log-on, you can force authentication to a PC to require the USB token, fingerprint and password. The USB tokens can also be used to take a backup of a user's ID, which is handy if one stored on the PC is corrupted."
FoodUSA
"Fingerprint reader built to withstand harsh chemicals."
With the increased attention being given to food safety by regulators, the industry is required to clean more frequently to ensure bacterial contamination does not leave the plant with their products. Antimicroial chemicals such as tri sodium phosphate, chlorine dioxide or peroxyacid means equipment has to be build tougher to withstand the chemicals.

Zvetco Biometrics Verifi P3400WP features rugged housing and internal construction so it can withstand tough environments, especially the frequent uses of harsh cleaning chemicals.
Portable Computing “Best product of 2005” award was given to the ‘Verifi FingerTouch Security Professional’ by ‘Portable Computing’
"SSO (singer-sign-on) functionality, whether on the Internet or with software applications, makes life so much easier rather then keeping up with a myriad of sign-ons and passwords. "
The Verifi FingerTouch Security Professional, according to Portable Computing is not only one of the best products of 205 but "Zvetco Biometrics' Verifi FingerTouch Security Professional that includes the P3400 fingerprint reader offers such a solution and finally at aa price that any average computer user can afford."
HUB Digital Living
"The FingerTouch and Verifi ID software does an excellent job of keeping data and accounts secure."
Zvetco’s FingerTouch is actually the most full-featured of the biometric solutions tested as software goes. In addition to securely storing e-wallet information such as addresses, phone numbers and even credit card information, the Verifi ID software that ships with Zvetco’s biometric pod can will recognize non-standard Web login forms as well as application logins with a little user intervention.

In addition, users can encrypt folders or a portion of a hard drive from 64KB up to 13GB in size. This space is then reserved for secured files and personal information. This portion of a drive is then accessed in the same way as any other drive, except that a biometric login is required to before users can make changes.
NBC (KSHB) TV
What if I told you that there's nothing more powerful than the first finger of your right hand? Even that superdude in tights would wish he had that much power.
The Fingerprint reader included with the kit is the P3400, which retails for $92.00, and the software has a retail price of $32.00 if bought separately, so buying the kit is basically a no-brainer...
Orlando Business Journal
"We're really starting a push now on the consumer/retail level"

According to Mr. Kauffmann, "if the company experiences the same type of growth it has since being founded in 1999 -- with annual revenue increasing from $300,000 to $5 million -- it shouldn't have much problem in securing more business as it branches out to the consumer side of the growing biometric industry.

Zvetco saw then and still sees the need for biometrics in business personal computers. Cohen notes there are 300 million such computers in the United States alone, with about 30 million being purchased every year. For that market, the company offers both standalone and built-in biometric fingerprint products -- some waterproof, which are aimed at the health care market.

VAR Business
If You’re a system builder looking for a hot new market, it’s time to get smart about the brave new world of biometrics…
Installation of both the hardware and software turned out to be painless and straightforward. In fact, the entire process took less than 10 minutes. As with most USB devices, the first step is to install the software before plugging the fingerprint scanner into the USB port. Once the software is installed, it immediately requests a reboot of the system. Permit it. A new icon will appear on the desktop called Verifi ID. Double click it. The next step is to plug the fingerprint scanner into an open USB port. Assuming it is detected correctly, accept the offer to utilize the log-on wizard.

Next, the software asks which finger will be used for identification. It shows a picture of two open hands, palms down. The system instructs the user to click on the finger to be scanned first. The user will be asked to lift and reinsert his/her finger six times to allow the system to get a good sampling of the fingerprint from several positions.
SearchSecurity.com
With a slew of new statewide data security laws and federal online banking standards due to take effect, companies are again scrutinizing multi-factor authentication.
"Some say that when Windows says, 'Do you want to save this password for the next time you log on?' [it] is really the easiest way for somebody to compromise their identity," said Zavi Cohen, CEO of Orlando-based Zvetco Biometrics, which specializes in fingerprint scans. Cohen says his technology is more tamper-resistant than some other biometrics because it uses silicon-based sensory technology to read the inner layer of skin, not just the more easily spoofed or smudged surface impressions.

Cohen also says IE's password management tool is limited, since it can remember only a limited number of fields during the log-in or purchase process.
He also predicts enterprises, not consumers, will be successful in getting more PC makers to provide more authentication tools in its hardware, be it a smart card reader, USB port for tokens or whatever new device is created to help meet demand.
BioXS Secure Access
Biometrics are here to stay and will continue to grow at an accelerated rate over the foreseeable future.
I would venture to say that fingerprint technology will be the most widely implemented over the next 5 years. We will see many hand held devices like PDAs and cell phone incorporating this technology to protect personal information. Office use will continue to grow as effective identity management tools are introduced to save cost, increase security and help in complying with various government regulation. In government applications and for physical access control, iris scan technology holds a great promise as well.
Information Week
Ronen Yacobi, director of Marketing & Business Development for Zvetco said Rutgers' decision to tap biometrics is the next step toward mass adoption of biometrics in education.
Rutgers will use biometrics to track, report, and archive the length of time people use equipment. That information will help the university charge for some of the machines, like X-ray diffraction equipment, said Rutgers Material Science and Engineering Department Professor W. Roger Canon. Until now, the lab has relied on sign-in sheets.
Service Provider Weekly Service Provider Weekly gives the Verifi FingerTouch Security Professional Five Stars.
Zvetco's Verifi Security Product is really very strong. Easy Install, and it really works very well. It wins our Editor's choice award!
Service Provider Weekly raves about the Verifi FingerTouch Security Professional" Zvetco Biometrics' Verifi FingerTocuh Security Professional is a no-hands answer to computer security and SSO (single-sign-on) functionality at a price that businesses and most personal users can afford. If your current computer system doesn't come with such technology then consider this product that wins our Best Buy Award for security and pruce."
IT Week Magazine IT Week Magazine gives the FingerTouch Security Professional its Best Buy Award.
"Our testing of this device resulted in a scan and interpretation in less then 2 seconds, it is one secure little device and it wins our Best Buy Award!"
This software will keep track of usernames, passwords, ID and PIN numbers used on your windows programs and internet web sites. Simply set up the program or web site once and you'll never have to remember that combination of information again as Verifi FingerTouch Security Professional takes care of that for you. In addition to the program and security features the system also allows selected files to be secure to only an approved fingerprint.
TechBuilder.org
If You’re a system builder looking for a hot new market, it’s time to get smart about the brave new world of biometrics…
Installation of both the hardware and software turned out to be painless and straightforward. In fact, the entire process took less than 10 minutes. As with most USB devices, the first step is to install the software before plugging the fingerprint scanner into the USB port. Once the software is installed, it immediately requests a reboot of the system. Permit it. A new icon will appear on the desktop called Verifi ID. Double click it. The next step is to plug the fingerprint scanner into an open USB port. Assuming it is detected correctly, accept the offer to utilize the log-on wizard.

Next, the software asks which finger will be used for identification. It shows a picture of two open hands, palms down. The system instructs the user to click on the finger to be scanned first. The user will be asked to lift and reinsert his/her finger six times to allow the system to get a good sampling of the fingerprint from several positions.
Washington Technology
HSPD-12 "presents a humongous opportunity for all biometrics companies"
Zvetco, which focuses mainly on commercial customers, is jumping into the federal government market largely because of the opportunities that HSPD-12 will bring, Cohen said. He said he envisions a 50-50 split in revenue generated by corporate and government customers over the next few years.

Cohen, like others in industry, said he believes that after HSPD-12 is implemented, the government will adopt national identification cards for all citizens, as is being done in other countries. This will create even more biometrics business opportunities.
PC World “PC World” magazine gave “Thumbs up” to Verifi™ line of products from Zvetco Biometric
   
"Biometric fingerprint readers make it easier to log into your PC. "
Password managers do a good job of taking the pain out of remembering your countless passwords, but you still need to set a password to protect all those other passwords. That safeguard is great until you forget the master password. That's why biometric devices are so handy -- they identify you to the PC using a fingerprint or some other biological detail unique to you. You can log into your computer, Web sites, and e-mail accounts just by pressing the flesh with your PC, so to speak.
Let's Talk Computers
"You don't have to remember the dozens of passwords to get into different servers, online or into your computer."
An interview with chief executive officer of Zavi Cohen regarding Zvetco's exciting line of products and what you should look for before you buy.

IT Business Edge
"We're seeing strong demand in the financial sector. ", Zavi Cohen

IT Business Edge asks "How do biometrics address internal controls?"

Zavi Cohen replies "Organizations have found out that a lot of the theft of data is internally done by employees in the company. It can be done in one of many different ways. For example, most companies --up to the advent of biometrics -- have been using screen savers set on 30 minutes or an hour because of the inconvenience of gaining access. So at lunchtime, the systems are wide open for anybody to gain access, copy files, etc. With biometrics, you don't mind if you're out 20 minutes or 20 minutes, you just touch your finger.."

IT Business Edge
"Biometric security is a natural fit for large retailers," Fakta's chief controller, John Ravn.
An interview with chief executive officer of Zavi Cohen, reveals Zvetco has recently gained an important foothold in Denmark with the company's -- and that nation's -- largest retail biometric installation, something Cohen is hoping will mean more European sales.

"This is significant because the Europeans are slower than the United States about adopting biometric technology for day-to-day use," Cohen says. "It's a small (biometric) world, and once the word gets around over there, I think it will be big leverage for us for other deals."
InfoWorld
   
We prefer the P3400 fingerprint reader in combination with the Verifi ID manager Desktop from Zvetco Biometrics!
InfoWorld Holland reviewed six biometric products based on performance, security, convenience, and packaging. The final results awarded the Verifi P3400 Fingerprint Reader as the recommended solution.
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According to the International Biometric Group, fingerprint scanning now represents nearly 60 percent of deployed biometrics technologies. Fingerprint-based authentication for password replacement is quickly becoming as common in the workplace as e-mail.
Amid the optimism and enthusiasm that so many industries and the government hold for biometrics, the simplest biometric application—password replacement—has frequently been overlooked in the enterprise environment. IT managers and network administrators are discovering the business and security advantages that biometrics—-particularly fingerprint authentication—-offer inside and outside the firewall. From securing against insider threats to enforcement of subscription-based hosted services and compliance issues, IT executives are addressing organization password vulnerabilities. In the process, they benefit the enterprise with competitive advantage and tangible benefits to the bottom line.
Secure ID News
"Zvetco, BioXS, and Saflink announced that the Dutch Supreme Court has selected its joint biometric security solution to defend against data and identity theft."
Dutch biometric consultant BioXS is working with the high court to enroll 270 users into the solution, preventing unauthorized network access by replacing usernames and passwords with a fast and simple fingerprint scan. "Privacy and security are critical in any courtroom, and the Dutch Supreme Court is implementing a state-of-the-art system to ensure integrity for every case that passes through its doors" said Zavi Cohen, CEO of Zvetco Biometrics.

The combined package being implemented for the Dutch Supreme Court ensures that only authorized users are provided access to critical court information. The solution includes private label version units of Zvetco Biometrics' Verifi™ fingerprint readers using TruePrint(R) technology and industry-leading SAFsolution™ biometric software from SAFLINK. The system integrates with a Single Sign-On (SSO) system, providing added convenience and security to users by allowing them to sign onto the network once for secure access and use of multiple applications.
CRN
It has been said that no two fingerprints are alike, an axiom that is leading to big bucks for solution providers selling biometrics solutions.
Zvetco, a vendor in Orlando, Fla., has tapped partners to sell its fingerprint scanner and associated software called the Verifi P4000 One-Touch System.

Eliot Lanes, president of Viable Solutions, Orlando, said he pairs the Verifi solution with NetWare identity-management software from Novell. While margins on the product are slim right now, Lanes said he leverages the technology as a sales tool to beat out competing solution providers for Novell contracts that don't incorporate biometrics.
IT Business Edge
"A biometrics-enabled SSO system in which a finger, rather than a password, is used as a key can bring about the benefits and convenience of SSO without the fear of an imminent security breach as a result of a stolen password."
Fingerprint authentication is the most common biometric approach to resolving password management vulnerabilities. Used for identity verification, a finger scan replaces a password to provide a simple and quick (one-to-one) secure access, without doing away with the underlying password system altogether. This one-to-one approach assures a speedy comparison between a scanned fingerprint pattern and a matching pattern, saves the user time and aggravation, and provides the organization with much needed security.
Bytes
The impressive Verifi USB fingerprint reader claims that it could acquire even the most difficult fingers.
You put your finger on the pad for one scan, then rotate it for several more. I would think that in a workplace environment this would be a good way to prevent others from snooping around inside your computer. Verifi also can store and manage all your passwords – you can use your fingerprint as the password – just in case you forget it – and who doesn’t?
into tommorrow W/ Dave Graveline

Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline interviews Zavi Cohen from Zvetco Biometrics

Founder and CEO of Zvetco Biometrics Zavi Cohen is interviewed on location at TECHXNY 2004 in New York City.

ZD Net
Zvetco Biometrics on Wednesday unveiled the Verifi P3400 USB fingerprint reader, which enables users to secure notebook and desktop PCs without usernames and passwords.
Built around the Authentic AES 3400 sensor, which offers twice the scan resolution (500 dpi) of the AES 4000 sensor used in previous readers, the P3400 performs a biometric fingerprint scan when a user places his or her finger on the sensor pad. The device can be used to prevent unauthorized access to Windows, Web sites, and designated data files.

The P3400 not only prevents data theft resulting from unauthorized access, but also reduces the cost of managing corporate password systems, Zvetco Biometrics claimed.
MICROSOFT Certified Professional Magazine
Zvetco Biometrics released the Verifi P3400 USB fingerprint reader, an authentication device for users to log into computer systems with their fingerprints, instead of usernames and passwords.
Zvetco Biometrics released the Verifi P3400 USB fingerprint reader, an authentication device for users to log into computer systems with their fingerprints, instead of usernames and passwords. It is also available packaged with biometric software compatible with Windows operating systems (98/ME/2000/XP) for an MSRP of $99.00.
For The Record
For the past few years, healthcare systems and hospitals have begun looking at whether or not biometrics can assist in improving the security of patient information and identifying individuals.
Some industry experts think cost plays no role whatsoever in whether or not a hospital should implement a system. Zavi Cohen, CEO of Zvetco Biometrics in Orlando, Fla., believes virtually every major healthcare system or hospital will have a biometric patient identification system within the next five years because it will represent a significant cost savings in the long run.

According to Cohen, the savings include having less down time and support required to manage complex information systems. Another benefit is that most biometric systems require minimum training and are user-friendly and easy to learn for virtually any healthcare worker, from IT experts to medical personnel.
Advance Online Editions
"The Trusted Space solution and the Verifi devices dramatically enhance our data security, increase staff accountability, and eliminate the inconvenience and cost of password-based access. We have been enormously pleased with how much easier the Verifi fingerprint readers are to use than the older optical ones." commented Jeff Frieling, CIO for West Tennessee Healthcare
Established network security solution provider Computer Consultants & Merchants, Inc. (CC&M) and fingerprint authentication hardware developer Zvetco Biometrics have announced a successful integrated biometric security solution deployed at West Tennessee Healthcare. West Tennessee Healthcare is benefiting from CC&M's Trusted Space (TS) software solution, which includes a private-label version of Zvetco Biometrics' Verifi fingerprint readers using TruePrint technology, at several of its six hospitals and satellite medical facilities. The TS solution ensures that only authorized users are provided access to critical patient information. It also provides added convenience and security to system users by allowing them to sign on once to multiple applications with a single finger touch.
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Fingerprint authentication, the logical evolutionary replacement for passwords, provides simple, password-free identity authentication.
IT managers and network administrators are slowly discovering the business advantages that biometrics offer inside and outside the firewall. From securing the network against would-be hackers to enforcement of subscription-based data delivery, managers are creating financial and competitive advantage with biometric technology.

Perhaps no industry is better positioned to benefit from biometric-based access than the healthcare sector. Healthcare professionals work diligently to protect patient safety, comply with stringent federal regulations, reduce expenditures to maintain margins and protect the most closely-held of data: patient information. Unlike other industries where a security breach might mean lost data and productivity, such missteps in the healthcare sector are typically accompanied by malpractice litigation and increased scrutiny by federal regulators. Biometric identity authentication offers healthcare professionals convenience and competitive business advantage by ensuring that only authorized personnel have access to patient data, thereby limiting legal exposure.
CIO Magazine
"One critical piece of information that every executive needs to know about information security is that the cost-effectiveness and protection provided by password-based networks are decreasing", says Zvetco Biometrics founder and CEO Zavi Cohen.
“Passwords are easily lost or deciphered, and there is significant cost associated with password maintenance. According to the US IT research firm Aberdeen Group, the labor costs for configuring and maintaining password systems range anywhere from $US100 to $350 per user per year, depending upon company size,” Cohen says.

This has given rise to a new class of network logon devices that use biometrics — human characteristics such as fingerprint authentication, optical scanning and voice recognition — to secure physical and network access in the workplace. In 2002 and 2003, revenue for biometric technologies grew more than 50 percent, to $US928 million, and is expected to continue at this pace with annual revenues forecast to exceed $US4 billion by 2007. Desktop fingerprint authentication readers are the most common type of biometric device used for network security, accounting for more than 60 percent of the market.
USA Today
"The VP 2101 fingerprint reader from Verifi does PC password protection one better." Gannett News Service
You don't have to be a secret agent to use the Verifi VP 2101 Fingerprint Reader. Instead of using passwords to keep unauthorized people from using your PC, this gadget relies on fingerprint scans. Once the reader is connected to your computer, you can log on by placing your finger on the reader. Assuming it's the same finger you scanned during the initial setup, the reader will grant access to your PC. It also can be set to guard sensitive computer files and work with multiple users. The One-Touch System, which includes the Fingerprint Reader, software and a Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable, costs $180.
GCN
"Budget committee staff gives a hand to biometric log-on"
The move to the biometric access devices was spurred by House requirements that committees increase their cybersecurity. Staff members were forced to use more-complex passwords that had to be changed often, Magee said.

"The staff members just felt stupid if they didn't do something that was pretty simple," he said. "This was one of the strongest reasons to go to the biometric technology-getting a little relief from all the passwords and changes we had to make."

Magee and his IT team installed about 45 fingerprint scanners from Zvetco Biometrics LLC of Orlando, Fla., and Saf2000 biometric authentication software from SafLink Corp. of Bellevue, Wash., on the committee’s PCs and servers.
NBC (KNTC) TV NBC affiliate KNTV, previews the Zvetco Biometrics One-Touch system on Tech Now!
Use the One-Touch system on anything from your banking site to Amazon.com.
Zvetco Biometrics One-Touch system has been previewed by NBC TV's Tech Now. Tech Now explaines some of the uses of the Verifi One-Touch system, from logging into your bank account to logging into Amazon.com with the touch of a finger and without haveing to remember your passwords. The One-Touch system does not transmit your fingerprint, but instead saves your password and sends that securely over the Internet.

 

Investor's Business Daily
"The fears are exaggerated and misplaced. I like to think biometric tech increases individual privacy rather then reduces it. "
Investor's Business Daily ask Mr. Cohen "Are digital images of fingerprints an improvement over earlier fingerprint ID systems?"

"Definitely. Older systems used optical-based technology that basically took an optical image of the fingerprint. You are acquiring an optical image and matching it to another optical image , resulting in a slower and less efficient system. " replied Mr. Cohen.
CASINO Magazine
The gambler places a finger on a small pod, which uses biometric fingerprint technology to immediately identify him and authorize the dealer to hand over more chips.
When a high roller runs out of money during a session at the baccarat table, the last thing the casino wants is the gambler to break his session and have to return to reality to get more chips.

However, before a player can draw on an already authorized line of credit, the casino must properly identify the customer. A security device manufacturer, Zvetco Biometrics, has a product to save the day: the One-Touch USB sensor.