The Broad Reach of Biometrics: Fingerprint Recognition and Mobile Security
A Farpoint Group White Paper
Document FPG 2008-435.1 November 2008
Farpoint Group believes that fingerprint scanners are poised to become the pre- ferred – if not dominant – means of user authentication on highly-mobile computing and communications devices, most notably wireless handsets. All of the elements required are present today, from market and application demand to cost-effective hardware and software solutions. And we believe that the surprising degree of flexi- bility and suitability to many different applications inherent in this approach, coupled with the necessary reliability, convenience, and ease-of-use already present in to- day’s implementations, will lead to a rapidly-expanding presence of fingerprint- recognition scanners across the mobile landscape.