SecureAuth has bolstered its behavioral biometrics portfolio through the acquisition of Acceptto. The latter is a continuous authentication start-up based in Portland, Oregon, with a patent and technology portfolio that is expected to enhance the performance of SecureAuth’s own passwordless authentication platform.
To that end, Acceptto’s solution runs in the cloud, and analyzes user behavior to evaluate the risk of fraud both before and during the authentication process. It also provides ongoing monitoring to help identify threats during a user session. SecureAuth its hoping to leverage that technology to provide enterprises with Zero-Trust security for a hybrid workforce. The technology is designed to be user-friendly, allowing businesses to protect their core assets while minimizing the amount of friction for legitimate customers and employees.
The combined platform will take context into account to gauge the level of risk during an interaction, and to help streamline auditing procedures. SecureAuth believes that the deal will increase the appeal of its own IAM platform and lead to more deployments with paying clients.
“Leading enterprises are asking us to deliver intuitive high-fidelity authentication journeys to meet their present compliance and security requirements,” said SecureAuth CEO and Executive Chairman Ravi Khatod. “With this new technology from Acceptto, we can expand the SecureAuth Identity Platform to provide a Zero-Trust security model for virtually every situation, simple or complex.”
“This is an exciting step to further build upon the robust Zero Trust identity security and access control architecture for enterprises to give the right access to the right users across multi–cloud environments,” added Dan Broussard. Broussard is the EVP of Sales for the SecureAuth partner Set Solutions.
SecureAuth first added behavioral biometrics to its portfolio through a partnership with BehavioSec all the way back in 2015. Fact.MR has predicted that the market for behavioral biometrics technology will reach $9 billion in 2031.
November 5, 2021 – by Eric Weiss