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Why an NFC iPhone could be big for enterprise security

Al Sacco | May 14, 2014
A recent report suggests Apple's iPhone 6 will have near-field communication (NFC) technology. If true, the NFC iPhone could be perfect for secure access control, both physical and digital.

Combining NFC access control with Touch ID authentication on the iPhone 6, and other iOS devices, would add an extra layer of security to access control systems, both physical and digital. And it could go a long way toward validating NFC for the enterprise, as well as the mass market. Of course, Apple will have to open up a bit about Touch ID security and demonstrate the integrity of its fingerprint safeguards in iOS.

The release of an NFC iPhone would also lead to more developer and vendor focus on NFC-based services and features, and that can only be a good thing for both businesses and consumers, and Apple of course.


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