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Security Suite

Biometrics-based security, such as fingerprint authentication, is proven to be both more secure and convenient than passwords, making fingerprint sensing an increasingly common -- and product-differentiating -- feature in smartphones, tablets and PCs. However, fingerprint authentication also raises security concerns that can best be addressed with protections purpose-built for biometrics. Synaptics helps ensure biometric data protection through the SentryPoint Security Suite of features and architectures that accommodate the full range of market needs.

Security Considerations


This one-way conversion of biometric data into a proprietary template format prevents recreation, reverse-engineering or use for unintended purposes, thereby protecting the user from identity theft.


All biometric data is encrypted and digitally signed using strong 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard and Transport Layer Security technologies to prevent eavesdropping, tampering or fraud.

Key Management

Hardware-generated, one-time encryption keys ensure that biometric data remains entirely within the host’s trusted execution environment, where it's available only to processes known as trustworthy.