SecureAuth has brought behavioral biometrics into its flagship platform, the company has announced.
It’s the product of a partnership undertaken last autumn with behavioral biometrics specialist BehavioSec, which developed technology measuring behavioral patterns related to touchscreen interaction, keystrokes, and the like. The companies forged an agreement to bring that technology into the SecureAuth IdP platform, an API enabling strong, secure authentication for single sign-on (SSO).
With the new SecureAuth IdP v9.0, that vision has been realized, broadening the authentication options offered through the platform. Commenting in a SecureAuth press release, 451 Research analyst Garret Bekker asserted that while “most SSO vendors have limited authentication options, SecureAuth has more than 20 [methods] that can suit a variety of use cases.” Among those other methods, according to SecureAuth, are “device recognition, IP reputation, directory lookup, geo-location and geo-velocity”.
Behavioral biometrics isn’t yet a widely known digital security concept, with this latest SecureAuth version—and other behavioral biometrics solutions on the market—it could soon become a popular option for companies seeking an extra layer of security. SecureAuth will help spread the word at the upcoming RSA Conference in San Francisco, where it will show off SecureAuth IdP v9.0.
February 24, 2016 – by Alex Perala