Biometric access control and cold storage crypto wallet platforms collaboration

01-02-2023 | Infineon | Semiconductors

Sentry Enterprises selected Infineon Technology's latest generation SLC37x Secure Element chip family to fuel its biometric platforms. It is the creator and maker of the SentryCard biometric platform, a privacy-centric, proof-of-identity solution, and the soon-to-be-released Sentinel biometric cold storage crypto wallet. Its identity platform competes horizontally over all security, payment, and crypto sectors and other market segments.

Sentry is finalising its next-generation universal identity platform' that includes biometric hardware, a cutting-edge card operating system, and integrated mobile applications and back-end systems. The focus of this platform is to offer solutions that resolve today's security vulnerabilities while positioning itself for the future of Web 3.0 and self-sovereign identity applications.

"Our expertise in biometric solutions has proven to be the essential foundation for building a leading global identity ecosystem. Collaborating with Infineon to integrate the SCL37x Secure Element into the SentryCard and Sentinel biometric platforms provide the perfect balance between performance, power and uncompromising security," said Mark Bennett, CEO at Sentry Enterprises.

"There is no question that privacy-centric, biometric solutions will play a critical role in the security, identity, and emerging crypto markets," said Arnaud Moser, senior director of Americas, Smart Cards and IoT Security, Infineon. "We believe that Sentry is the first commercially scalable player in this arena, and we are very pleased that they have selected Infineon's SLC38 Secure Element to strengthen their platform."

Sentry uses Infineon security controllers, certified to the security level CC EAL 6+ and created for Digital Identity use cases such as electronic passports, physical access cards, physical tokens, and more for secured identification and authentication. Infineon collaborates with Sentry to bring more secured, innovative, and convenient solutions to market.

Sentry's biometric platform offers a critical missing element in today's highly connected world – a user-controlled absolute proof-of-identity that readily combines with the world's existing infrastructure. Establishing absolute proof of identity and trust are critical to safeguarding critical infrastructure, enterprise and government assets, and the rapidly growing cryptocurrency markets.

By Seb Springall