The main purpose of the digital certificate is to ensure that the application belongs to the entity to which the certificate was issued. The UPEK Inc. digital certificate does not guarantee that a signed application is safe to run, but rather informs the user that the software was digitally signed by UPEK Inc. and verified by a trusted Certificate Authority (CA).
UPEK, Inc., the global leader in biometric fingerprint security solutions, offers integrated end-to-end solutions including comprehensive design & integration services to the world’s leading consumer and industrial products companies. UPEK solutions enable the strongest fingerprint authentication security available and effortless user convenience. UPEK security solutions are easy to deploy and integrate with existing infrastructure and network architectures. UPEK biometric security products enable a wide range of applications including password replacement for PCs and applications, centralized management for corporate network security, secure mobile transactions, protection of portable data, identity verification for government and military applications, and physical access control. UPEK has been pioneering biometric fingerprint technology since 1996 and shipping product in volume since 1999. UPEK is headquartered near Berkeley, California with offices in Prague, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo. www.upek.com
About (from UPEK Inc. at www.upek.com)
“At UPEK/AuthenTec, our vision is to provide complete security and identity management solutions for consumer, enterprise and government applications. AuthenTec is the world’s #1 provider of fingerprint sensors, identity management software, and embedded security solutions.
Already shipped on hundreds of millions of devices, the Company's smart sensor products, software and embedded security solutions are used virtually everywhere, from the PC on your desk to the mobile device in your hand to the server in the cloud. We offer a host of software, hardware and applications that help people manage their digital identities and enhance the fingerprint sensor user experience at work and home. AuthenTec Security Toolkits and VPN Client solutions, Semiconductor IP, and DRM solutions provide the most advanced levels of protection, reliability, and performance.”