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Network Security Maker Integrates Biometric Authentication

Internet and intranet security specialist NetVision said Thursday it plans to integrate biometric voice verification from Belgium's Keyware Technologies in forthcoming versions of its MultiSecure network security product.

MultiSecure is a security frame for Web sites that integrates firewalls and a variety of security and authentication systems. NetVision said the inclusion of biometric verification will provide even more secure e-commerce applications.

"The integration of biometrics into the MultiSecure software package as an authentication tool will seriously increase the security of the system because a person's physical characteristics cannot be stolen or forgotten and are difficult to tamper with," said Francis Declercq, chairman and chief executive officer of Keyware Technologies.

He said customers with ordinary multimedia PCs will be able to take advantage of the increased authentication.

Products that include the voice verification will begin shipping next month.