Fujitsu and 123ID Introduce Biometric Client and Server Login Kits, Enabling NMAS Authentication for Novell eDirectory

    NMAS-UMS-2210, 2220, 2230, 2300, 2310, 4210, 4220, 4300, 4310 Kits Enable
    Fingerprint Sensor Technology for Secure eDirectory Login and Resources

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) and 123ID, Inc. today announced a
suite of new biometric login kits for Novell(R) eDirectory(TM), the directory
service that forms the basis for many of the world's major identity-management
deployments. The new biometric login enables users to access Novell eDirectory
running on Linux, NetWare or Windows. The product numbers are NMAS-UMS-2210,
2220, 2230, 2300, 2310, 4210, 4220, 4300 and 4310.
    Fujitsu has combined its industry-leading fingerprint sensor technology,
including the MBF200 single touch sensor and MBF320 Sweep Sensor(R), with
software specifically developed by 123ID, an innovative software developer
specializing in pattern analysis and fingerprint matching. The resulting
biometric solution replaces password authentication for transaction-type
identification and verification in eDirectory, Novell's cross-platform
infrastructure for managing, securing, accessing, and developing major network
components. To authenticate themselves and access eDirectory, users simply
touch the fingerprint sensor and are accepted by Identify, a feature of the
Fujitsu eDirectory login system that provides a complete one-to-many

    The Fujitsu eDirectory login features include:

    -- Self-enrollment (Post Login) Novell Modular Authentication Service
       (NMAS) sequence that enrolls users into eDirectory after login without
       the need for administrative validation. A component of eDirectory, NMAS
       secures the network and controls access using one or more login
    -- Remote client authentication (Disconnect Mode) offers roaming client
       stations the capability to log into eDirectory under the same trusted
       Novell authentication rules;
    -- Synchronized co-existence with other NMAS methods, such as Novell
       SecureLogin. The 123ID technology provides native biometric
       compatibility with the Novell Linux client;
    -- Easy setup and configuration for administrators;
    -- Interoperability with any biometric scanners supported by 123ID;
    -- Native International Committee for Information Technology Standards
       (NICITS) 378 and FIPS-201 templates as delivered by the 123ID
    "This biometric authentication component for Novell eDirectory enables a
new level of security, safety and convenience for users," said Philip Hopkins,
biometrics product manager, Embedded Systems Business Group, Fujitsu
Microelectronics America. "Users will no longer need to recall complex
passwords. Integrating x.509 Public Key Encryption with biometrics enables
safe, reliable and secure access to system resources. The Fujitsu eDirectory
Login is simple to install and configure, so administrators also benefit. We
believe the ease-of-use and advanced security provided by biometrics deliver a
compelling solution for financial, medical and other applications."
    "For the past decade, eDirectory has been trusted worldwide for its
enterprise-level scalability, compatibility, reliability, manageability and
security," said Nick Nikols, vice president, Product Management for identity
and security, Novell. "This new biometric login component will add to the
capabilities of eDirectory, providing users with strong multi-factor
authentication for Novell Identity Manager and Novell Access Manager."
    "The deployment of a universal matching technology offering interoperable
support to many other fingerprint sensors in the industry is a strong message
to the user community," said Roger Quint, CEO of 123ID, Inc. "The message is
that Fujitsu is out to provide a working competitive solution and not to
technologically lock down the customer without a migration and evolution
    System Requirements
    Client system requirements include SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 from
Novell with Novell Client for Linux version 1.0; or Windows XP or 2000 SP4
operating systems with Novell Client for Windows version 4.91 SP2 or later; a
USB port; and a 200MHz or faster CPU with minimum 64MB RAM. Server system
requirements include Novell eDirectory 8.7.3 SPI; Console One version 1.3.6 or
later; NetWare 6.5 SP3 or later; Windows 2003 server, XP or Windows 2000 SP4;
Pentium-class PC with 64MB RAM or more; and SUSE Linux Enterprise version 9 or
    Pricing and Availability
    The Fujitsu eDirectory Login NMAS Installer for administrators comes on a
CD that includes Login Method Object and post-login LMO for remote enrollment
in Linux, NetWare and Windows versions. The Enterprise software CD also
includes a license manager tool application for up to five users. Also
available separately is the Fujitsu eDirectory Identify LMO that allows a
one-to-many identification capability. For client versions Fujitsu offers the
Login NMAS Installer with biometric driver Wizard installation tool, login
module for biometric verification, post-login dependencies to enable
enrollment through the NMAS sequence, and a fingerprint enrollment application
for use by the administrator.
    The products will be available in September, and pricing begins at $250
for the Administrator Kit and $100 for the Client Kit. Detailed product
information is available at
    About Fujitsu Microelectronics America
    Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in
innovation. FMA provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and
services for the networking, communications, automotive, security and other
markets throughout North and South America. For more information about the
Fujitsu biometric login products for NMAS authentication for Novell eDirectory
please see
    About 123ID, Inc.
    123ID, Inc., is a software development corporation specializing in
pattern analysis and matching of biometric information based on Vector Field
principles. The biometric solutions and products of 123ID are built to work in
practical applications addressing the realities and challenges of identifying
persons under live conditions. 123ID is one of only two providers of
"one-to-one and one-to-many matching" technologies and the only matching
algorithm technology company that can compare fingerprints across different
vendors' fingerprint readers and sensors and create a verification and
matching between ink and scanned images. 123ID, Inc. corporate headquarters
are located in East Grand Forks, Minnesota USA. For more information see
    Sweep Sensor is a registered trademark of Fujitsu Microelectronics
America, Inc. eDirectory is a trademark of Novell, Inc. All company and other
product names mentioned may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective owners.
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For further information:

For further information: Emi Igarashi of Fujitsu Microelectronics
America,  Inc., +1-408-737-5647,; or Dick Davies of 
Independent Public Relations Associates, +1-415-652-7515,, for Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.; or Dianne 
Phaneuf of 123ID, +1-218-773-3084, Web Site:        

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