Fides integrates Suprema

November 2016 Editor's Choice, Access Control & Identity Management, Security Services & Risk Management

Fides recently announced the integration of Suprema’s BioMini Slim fingerprint authentication scanner into its biometric solutions. These solutions can be used to manage authentication, user logins, customer identification as well as time and attendance. For organisations that rely on historical data – like employers, banks, insurers, credit lenders and hospitals – biometrics serves to protect against identity fraud.

Suprema’s BioMini Slim is packed with features that make it perfect for providing a high level of security. This ergonomic fingerprint scanner with FBI PIV and Mobile ID FAP20 certification has an IP65 rated form factor, making it resistant to dust and water. Its large platen size provides for easy and reliable fingerprint capturing, which includes Live Finger Detection, using Suprema’s latest 500 dpi slim optical sensor.

Fides is a technology company focused on delivering cloud-based identity solutions. Fides aims to prove, either through background screening checks, authentication measures and or biometrics that the person you are in contact with is in fact the correct individual. Fides aggregates a number of identity verification and identity management services to provide a single trusted identity service, always accessible and fully audited.

Fides’ offering includes identity checks, the majority of these being in realtime with the aim of stopping identity theft and reducing incorrect capturing of demographic information. Examples include IDV real-time checks, real-time bank account verification, credit checks, demographic checks and criminal checks. (See more at

These checks are available through Fides’ front-end or can be integrated into existing systems via web service calls.

Fides also provides an electronic safety deposit box, the Trusted Vault, for all information related to an individual. This is where all the biometrics, identity checks, documents and photos are stored. Vaults can be viewed individually or administered from Fides’ web portal for company management. User access is determined by user privileges.

The web portal allows for visibility at every level, including access to customer and/or employee vaults and a look at what checks have been performed on these individuals. The Trusted Vault is PoPI compliant and all activity performed by users is recorded in a secure audit log and each function has a unique tracking ID.

The next release of this integration, scheduled for November 2016, will feature the integration of Suprema’s RealScan series, offering more options and state-of-the-art livescan equipment, ideal for government civil, criminal and AFIS compliant implementations.

Using biometric identity data from the Trusted Vault will be directly integrated into Suprema’s BioStar 2 access control and time attendance solution. With this, a single and secure identity used throughout HR, from point of vetting, identity checks, secure document storage through to providing employee access control, closing the loop introduced by segregated identities.

“At Fides we are all about trusted identities and we are proud to now offer our clients access to the renowned Suprema range,” says Fides Cloud MD, Hedley Hurwitz. “We are also glad to offer Suprema’s trusted partners access to our offering and are looking forward to the new opportunities that this will generate.”

“Synergistic and integrated offerings is what Suprema prides itself on,” says Walter Rautenbach, MD of neaMetrics, authorised distributor of Suprema in Africa. “It is a pleasure working with dynamic experts in the field of biometrics and we love it when solutions solve real problems for our partners.”

For more information contact:

neaMetrics, 0861 632 638,,

Suprema, +27 (0)11 784 3952,,


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