“This means that HancomWITH personnel can now gain access to digital assets through a simple selfie-based biometric authentication process.”
FacePhi has further extended its reach in the APAC market through a new partnership with HancomWITH, a South Korean digital forensics firm.
Essentially, HancomWITH specializes in the extraction of data from digital devices such as smartphones and PCs. The company offers its services to groups like law firms and auditors, helping them to find important information that may be hidden on a given device.
Naturally, security is of critical importance to an organization involved in such activities. That’s why HancomWITH worked with biometric authentication specialist FacePhi to develop a login system for its personnel that would be more secure than a traditional password system.
The result of their collaboration was a “FacePin” login system built on FacePhi’s popular Selphi solution, which is designed to let end users authenticate via facial recognition. This means that HancomWITH personnel can now gain access to digital assets through a simple selfie-based biometric authentication process.
The partnership offers the latest marker in FacePhi’s effort to build up its presence beyond the LATAM market in which it has become so prominent, and in the APAC market that it’s targeting in particular. FacePhi opened a new office in South Korea in the spring of 2019, and went on to see its facial recognition technology deployed at the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital in Seoul earlier this year. Just over a month ago, FacePhi revealed that KB Securities, a subsidiary of KB Financial Group, adopted its technology for digital onboarding.
In a statement announcing the new collaboration with HancomWITH, FacePhi CEO Javier Mira emphasized the importance of work with “a large company specialized in cybersecurity”, and highlighted the benefits of biometric authentication more broadly, asserting that with the right implementation and privacy protections, it “can become the preferred option for different areas such as banking, healthcare or even retail.”
October 13, 2020 – by Alex Perala