TUAW has lately been trying to help you Secure Your Mac
, and while a few options
have been available, biometric security is one area in which the Mac has seemed to lag behind the Windows side. Now UPEK has released a preview of the Mac version of their Eikon Digital Privacy Manager
. The software allows you to use the Eikon scanner to login to your account, control your Keychain, switch users, or lock down your Mac.
The Eikon scanner is a USB device which costs about $40 and only comes with Windows software. Once you have the scanner however, you can download
the Mac Protector Suite Preview for free from UPEK. If security is a serious concern and passwords are getting tedious then a biometric solution like this one looks increasingly cost effective.