Kensington Announces a Windows Hello Fingerprint Reader

Posted on March 30, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 18 Comments

Kensington today announced its VeriMark Desktop Fingerprint Key, which provides Windows Hello fingerprint recognition to Windows 10-based PCs.

“The VeriMark Desktop Fingerprint Key, which features a long 3.9-foot USB cable enabling placement virtually anywhere on the desktop, is a versatile biometric security solution that supports single-factor (passwordless), dual-factor, multi-factor, and Tap-and-Go authentication,” the firm says. “The TAA-compliant device, which combines superior biometric performance and 360-degree readability with anti-spoofing technology, can be deployed in the enterprise to support cybersecurity measures consistent with (but not limited to) privacy laws and regulations such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).”

The VeriMark Desktop Fingerprint Key features Match-in-Sensor fingerprint technology, which ensures that your fingerprint data stays on the device, and it can store up to 10 different fingerprints. And thanks to its Windows Hello and Windows Hello for Business compatibility, it works seamlessly with various Microsoft services, and it can integrate with existing IT infrastructures.

The VeriMark Desktop Fingerprint Key costs $75 and comes with a two-year warranty. You can learn more on the Kensington website, but I’m hoping to review this product soon as well.

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