Japanese tech firm Fujitsu has announced the launch of PalmSecure ID Login, saying the new biometric authentication solution helps organisations secure their networks against unauthorised access.PalmSecure ID Login integrates Fujitsu's biometric palm vein authentication technology into corporate network environments using Microsoft Active Directory.To log on to their PC, or authenticate for internal system access, PalmSecure ID Login users simply hover their hand over a contactless palm vein scanner – already built in to a number of Fujitsu LIFEBOOK notebooks and STYLISTIC 2-in-1 tabletsThe firm noted in a statement that Fujitsu PalmSecure technology works by capturing an infrared scan of oxygen-depleted blood veins within the palm of a hand. “Passwords are forgotten, lost and get stolen, which makes them a serious vulnerability in any organization's security arrangements. Replacing password logins with palm vein biometric authentication technology reduces the risk of misuse from stolen or unsecured passwords, including the worst-case scenarios of catastrophic hacker attacks, identity fraud and large scale data theft. It's also impossible to forget your credentials, since they're in the palm of your hand – unlike a smart card, or a difficult to remember password,” said Thomas Bengs, Director and Head of Biometrics – Fujitsu, EMEIA.PalmSecure ID Login joins other Fujitsu solutions incorporating palm vein technology – alongside PalmSecure ID Match, a two-factor authentication system which combines palm vein technology with ID cards and badges – and PalmSecure ID Access, which adds biometric authentication to existing physical security systems.