BioCatch is pointing to Samsung SDS’s NexSign solution as an example of how FIDO Alliance authentication standards can be combined with behavioral biometrics to help eliminate fraud.
The integration was first announced at last autumn’s Money20/20 exhibition in Las Vegas. NexSign is an authentication platform initially designed to support user authentication via facial, fingerprint, and voice recognition, and adhering to FIDO standards to ensure that user data is kept safe and secure on a given device. But as BioCatch points out in a new blog post, fraud almost by definition occurs within sessions that have already been authenticated. That’s where behavioral biometrics comes in.
BioCatch’s technology is designed to monitor over 2000 metrics related to user behavior, establishing unique patterns for a given user and then raising a red flag when significant deviations are detected. As BioCatch VP Frances Zelazny demonstrated on the show floor at Money20/20, the system could catch unusual behavior even after she had biometrically logged into the platform, prompting a request for a new step in biometric authentication mid-session.
This approach offers a considerable advantage to organizations building solutions with the NexSign SDK; as BioCatch explains, their systems “will be able to detect and stop fraud throughout the entirety of a session, after login.” Authorized users, meanwhile, will enjoy a seamless experience, with behavioral biometrics quietly on guard in the background after their initial login.