Kensington’s new fingerprint reader is built for your desktop PC

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Kensington announced the new VeriMark Desktop Fingerprint Key today. The device is built to work with the best desktop computers and easily adds a fingerprint reader to your Windows 10 PC. The VeriMark Desktop Fingerprint Key works with Windows Hello, is FIDO U2F certified, and is FIDO2 WebAuthn compatible. As a result, it works with a variety of services, including Office 365, Azure, Outlook, and more.

Many of the best fingerprint scanners are built for laptops. Several of them are convenient dongles that plug into the USB port on the side of a device. That setup is great for portable computers but doesn’t work well with desktop PCs. The VeriMark Desktop Fingerprint Key is designed for desktop setups and has a 3.9-foot cable to work with different configurations.

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The fingerprint reader could also work well with several of the best all-in-one PCs, though some of them already have biometric scanners built in.

The fingerprint reader within the device supports 360-degree readability and has anti-spoofing technology. Kensington highlights that it beats the industry standard for false rejection rate and false acceptance rate.

With its various security features and certifications, the VeriMark Desktop Fingerprint Key can meet standards for GDPR, BIPA, and CCPA. It’s also TAA-compliant, meaning it can be used in U.S. Federal government institutions and organizations.

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