AuthenTec to Speak on Trends Driving Biometric Security

AuthenTec, a provider of fingerprint sensor security, solutions and sales, will speak on major trends driving biometric security for smart phones and mobile commerce implementations during two information sessions on Monday, September 11, at the 2006 CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment conference in Los Angeles.

Andy Germano, Director of Wireless Marketing for AuthenTec will present at an AuthenTec sponsored 'Smart Phones in Vertical Markets' panel at 12 p.m. at the conference. Germano also will present at the 'Smart Phone and Wireless Security Session' panel at 4 p.m. at the Smart Phone Summit.

AuthenTec said that its fingerprint sensors already are used to provide convenient security in nearly 5 million cell phones in Asia, with recent studies indicating that U.S. residents are anxious for the same capabilities. The sensors are used to protect the device and its stored information -- such as e-mails, files, photos, text messages and contact lists -- from theft or fraud, as well as to provide secure authentication for mobile commerce. In Japan, for example, the biometric phones are used to purchase items from stores and vending machines without cash or credit cards, access trains and subways without tickets, and conduct wireless banking, among other activities.

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