Biometric solutions enable government agencies to solve crimes better, prevent fraud in voting or public benefit applications, secure national borders, or protect identities for various other applications, such as access control and employee/applicant background checks. Knowing with certainty who is performing a transaction is an essential part of a complete authentication solution. Biometrics identification is the only mode of authentication that can unequivocally validate a person’s identity.

Biometric solutions allow for biometrics-based devices and the computers and networks they are connected to, to be interoperable and compatible with each other. It allows different application software on different operating systems to be compatible and allows for an effective and working connection.

Examples include, but are not limited to fingerprint, palm veins, facial recognition, DNA, palm print, hand geometry, iris recognition, retina and odor/scent. Behavioral characteristics are related to the pattern of behavior of a person, including but not limited to typing rhythm, gait, keystroke, signature, behavioral profiling, and voice. Some researchers have coined the term ‘behaviometrics’ to describe the latter class of biometrics.

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