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3M Cogent Debuts BioTrust Biometric Logon Software

Biometric PC Logon Software Offers Enhanced Security and User Experience

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 10:35 am CDT



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PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Cogent, Inc. introduces 3M Cogent BioTrust biometric logon software, a robust biometric logon replacement software for Windows computer programs from Microsoft. 3M Cogent BioTrust software uses facial and/or fingerprint recognition to logon to your PC and websites, replacing the traditional username and passwords that can be stolen or forgotten.

After more than one year of successful use as a plug-in application for Hewlett-Packard professional laptops, 3M Cogent BioTrust software is now available as a standalone version that can be installed on laptop or desktop computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 and uses Internet Explorer 7, or higher. The 3M Cogent BioTrust software is available in over 30 languages to enhance user experience and convenience.

Leveraging over 20 years of research and development in biometric identification, 3M Cogent’s advanced facial recognition technology is designed to be robust and adaptive to various environmental lighting conditions – such as side lighting, backlit areas and low ambient lighting.

The 3M Cogent BioTrust software console allows users to customize security level settings, enroll facial images, and manage Web Single-Sign-On (SSO) subscriptions. The software’s Password Manager functions as an automatic Web SSO for website logons. For example, if a user navigates to a secured Web site—such as Web mail, a social networking site or an online banking site – after entering their login details, the software will ask the user if they want to use biometric identification for future logins.

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About 3M Security Systems Division and 3M Cogent
3M Security Systems Division is a trusted partner and industry leader in delivering end-to-end, innovative security solutions to businesses and governments worldwide—helping to ensure the security of people, documents and goods. 3M uses its broadband knowledge, in-depth experience and technological expertise to help solve an array of security challenges, including brand protection, product security, efficient passenger check-in, secure ID and passport document issuance and hardware and software system solutions for border management. 3M Cogent adds to these capabilities with biometric identification solutions for governments, law enforcement agencies and commercial enterprises. 3M Cogent provides the highest quality identification systems, products and services with leading technology, accuracy and speed. 3M Security Systems technologies are used in over 100 countries around the world.

About 3M
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $27 billion in sales, 3M employs about 80,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

3M and BioTrust are trademarks of 3M Company.
Microsoft, Vista, Windows, and Internet Explorer are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Hewlett-Packard is a trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company.


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