Biometrics Now a Must Have on Smartphones, Says Goode

A new report from Goode Intelligence, a research and consulting firm, underlines the crucial role that biometrics are playing in the current mobile device landscape. The new white paper titled Mobile Voice Biometrics – Meeting the Needs of Convenient User Authentication focuses specifically on voice recognition for mobile devices.

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With the proliferation of smartphones and a growing demand for post-password security, voice biometrics offer a software based authentication option that is near-frictionless and hands free. As an example, Alan Goode, managing director of Goode Intelligence, singles out AGNITiO’s Voice iD biometric engine and its resulting solutions.

“Voice biometric authentication like AGNITiO Voice iD is not only a natural addition to smart devices,” says Godde, “it offers more security and convenience than existing speech and voice recognition technologies for a wide range of devices including mobile phones, tablets, wearable devices, PCs, gaming systems (handheld and console), smart TVs, fixed line telephones and even automobiles.”

According to Goode, biometric technology in general has moved from the quaint and novel fun feature to being essential on flagship phones.

He says, “Biometrics on mobile devices has moved from a curiosity to a must have for high end smartphones.”

Biometric software solutions, like those powered by AGNITiO, allow mobile devices without specialized sensors to become strong authentication gadgets. Its KIVOX Mobile solution, for instance, turns a smartphone’s microphone into a voice recognition security system, allowing for payment authorization and logical access control.

Recently, Find Biometrics reported that AGNITiO’s Voice iD is powering one of the largest voice biometrics deployements in the world. In August the company announced the successful deployment of its voice biometrics through the Proof of Life authentication system in South Africa. The deployment, done with the company’s payment solutions partner Net1 UEPS, in now aiding millions of South African citizens who receive social security benefits and services.

September 9, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter