January 15, 2008 Biometric security specialist UPEK has launched a software solution allowing Mac users to connect to its Eikon Digital Privacy Manager USB fingerprint reader. Announced at Macworld in San Francisco this week, the UPEK Protector Suite® for Mac software supports Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and OS X 10.5 Leopard.
Enhancing security as well as by-passing the hassle of dealing with an ever growing list of passwords, the Eikon USB fingerprint reader both protects the contents of the computer at several levels and provides a simple, more secure way to access password-protected websites.
The Eikon Digital Privacy Manager began shipping in May 2007 and is available for USD$50. The system also supports Windows XP and Vista operating systems and existing owners who want to use the device on a Mac can download the software via the UPEK site. Protector Suite for Mac is scheduled to be available in Japanese, French, German and Spanish in the first half of 2008.View gallery - 3 images