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Cost Efficient Multi Factor Security

Matt Conroy does a great job of providing a clear description of multi factor security in his latest post Multi Factor Security Review. Matt clearly describes the key elements of multi factor - something you know (login credentials) something you have (token or smart card) and something you are (any form of biometric data). He is also spot on in pointing out the key challenge that prevents the majority of companies from  implementing biometric solutions - total cost of ownership.  Systems that utilize finger prints, retinal scans, and facial recognition are well beyond the typical security budget, and can be very challenging to deploy.

Where Matt's article falls short is by not mentioning keystroke dynamics as a biometric that is gaining acceptance in the market. The primary advantage of keystroke dynamics as a biometric option is that it directly addresses the two main challenges of cost and deployment logistics.  At Delfigo we have developed a zero footprint security platform that uses keystroke dynamics to deliver a multi factor authentication solution at very low cost. In addition, its novel architecture is web services based making it easier to deploy, integrates with existing security and network infrastructure, and does not require the installation of any hardware devices.

Bottom line, there is no reason why companies should defer or delay considering implementing a true multi factor security solution today.

Bharat Nair is Vice President of Business Development at Delfigo Security,, Boston, MA. He can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at 1.617.248.6501