Biometric solutions provider ID R&D has announced that its artificial intelligence-based voice biometrics solutions are now available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
The new availability means that Microsoft Azure customers worldwide are now able to access ID R&D’s offerings, and new and existing ID R&D customers can take advantage of the scalability, convenience, and security of Azure for their individual identity verification, authentication and anti-spoofing requirements, while also being able to evaluate and deploy their products at scale in Azure’s cloud-based environment.
Through the partnership Azure users can now access IDVoice in both its text-dependent and text-independent voice biometrics formats for authenticating users based on a unique, spoken passphrase, as well as IDLive which can differentiate between synthetic, recorded, or altered speech and live speech to prevent spoofing attacks.
“The Microsoft Azure Marketplace eases access to ID R&D technologies which accelerates evaluation, adoption, and innovation,” said Ilya Ozerets, Chief Strategy Officer at ID R&D. “With just a few clicks users can be up and running.”
Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace is an online store offering apps and services either built on or designed to integrate with the Azure cloud computing platform. On Azure, customers can find a wide range of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.
“Microsoft Azure Marketplace lets customers worldwide discover, test and deploy solutions that are certified and optimized to run seamlessly with Azure,” said Sajan Parihar, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft Corp. “We’re happy to welcome ID R&D’s biometric technology to the growing Azure Marketplace ecosystem.”
Voice authentication has been growing in popularity for several years now, though this may have been accelerated in recent months by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Biometrics can provide increased security and enable a wider range of remote authentication options, and touchless biometrics (such as voice, face and some fingerprint recognition) are more hygienic in a time when limiting contact between people and commonly touched surfaces is of heightened importance.
September 10, 2020 – by Tony Bitzionis