Japan-based tech firm Fujitsu and biometrics firm ImageWare Systems have announced that an upgraded version of the former's Biometric-as-a-Service solution now incorporates ImageWare's proprietary GoVerifyID, a cloud-based biometric identity management suite.The companies have said that the combined solution offers quick and seamless cloud deployment of the biometric ID management solution.Fujitsu noted that customers are given the choice of blending biometric modalities (palm vein, retina scan, etc.) and developing a user experience for their organisation through a biometric identity verification process.Furthermore, customers can integrate the solution with existing business applications. Derek Northrope, Global Biometrics Community Lead at Fujitsu Canada says: “We are constantly seeking new ways to offer a large range of solutions to our customers to meet their growing IT needs, as the number of mobile devices designed with biometric features continues to grow, and as more and more businesses strive to minimize the risk of fraud, we are pleased to have upgraded our Biometrics-as-a-Service offering. ImageWare is a global leader in the biometric identity management market and is able to support virtually any biometric modality, offers multi-biometric fusion, and can securely store and match biometric data in the cloud anonymously.”Jim Miller, chairman and CEO at ImageWare Systems, adds “Businesses are searching for new ways to securely identify and authenticate mission-critical operations, data and transaction information. The deployment of this upgraded joint product on the Fujitsu S5 Cloud allows us to address this growing need for end-user verification as a service on a large scale”.