biometric authentication

Behavioral Biometrics Market to Reach $3.9B by 2025: Report

Behavioral Biometrics Market to Reach $3.9B by 2025: Report

The behavioral biometrics market is really going to come into its own over the next several years, suggests a new report from Allied Market Research. The firm estimates that the global behavioral biometrics market was valued at about $720.5 million in 2017, and that it will reach a whopping $3.922 billion by the year 2025.…

Fingerprint Biometric Security Reportedly Coming to WhatsApp

Fingerprint Biometric Security Reportedly Coming to WhatsApp

“Once it officially goes live, users who activate it will be prompted to authenticate with a fingerprint scan every time they open the app.” WhatsApp engineers are working on a biometric authentication feature based on fingerprint recognition for Android users, according to a report from India’s Business Today. The report suggests that the biometric security…

SoftBank Telecom Gives Mobile Users Nok Nok Labs Security

SoftBank Telecom Gives Mobile Users Nok Nok Labs Security

“We can no longer rely on passwords for our financial or other sensitive transactions as they are weak, forgotten and easily hacked. We are very pleased with SoftBank’s decision to choose our standards-based authentication platform for their millions of customers.” – Phillip Dunkelberger, CEO, Nok Nok Labs Nok Nok Labs has brought strong biometric authentication…

New Acer Devices Include GoTrust Passwordless Authentication App

New Acer Devices Include GoTrust Passwordless Authentication App

“GoTrust ID is designed to authenticate a user based on device identification with respect to Android and iOS smartphones, together with facial, fingerprint, and or iris recognition, depending on a given device’s capabilities. “ Acer is bringing passwordless authentication to more consumers, care of GoTrust. The companies have announced that the latter’s GoTrust ID authentication…

Citi Trialing Fingerprint and Face Login for Business Clients

Citi Trialing Fingerprint and Face Login for Business Clients

Select business clients of Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions will soon be able to access their CitiDirect BE accounts using fingerprint or facial recognition on their smartphones. Offered in 95 countries, CitiDirect BE is aimed at enterprise clients, offering online access to investment, trade, and cash services. As such, the platform sees some big volumes,…

Fraudsters Back in Business Over 2018 Black Friday – Cyber Monday Weekend: Jumio

Fraudsters Back in Business Over 2018 Black Friday – Cyber Monday Weekend: Jumio

“2018 witnessed the largest increase in attempted ID fraud in five years and this highlights why organizations need to use more sophisticated digital identity verification solutions to take extra precaution during the online account opening process, especially during the holidays.” – Philipp Pointner, Chief Product Officer, Jumio After a bit of a lull in 2017,…

ID R&D Appoints Chief Product Officer

ID R&D Appoints Chief Product Officer

ID R&D has further expanded its executive team, announcing the appointment of Ilya Ozerets as its new Chief Product Officer. Ozerets has actually been working with ID R&D for a little over a year in an advisory role, which he performed at the same time as he served as Mitek Systems’ Senior Product Manager. Before that,…

ImageWare, Gatekeeper Innovation Team Up to Fight Opioid Epidemic

ImageWare, Gatekeeper Innovation Team Up to Fight Opioid Epidemic

“This collaboration could help to fight the ongoing opioid abuse epidemic in America, which is estimated to have resulted in nearly 48,000 overdose deaths last year alone.” A new partnership will see ImageWare intensify its efforts to fight the opioid epidemic: The company has teamed up with Gatekeeper Innovation, a firm that offers a medication…

Imprivata Integrates DigiCert Tech Into EPCS Solution

Imprivata Integrates DigiCert Tech Into EPCS Solution

Imprivata has further refined its biometric patient identification platform through a new partnership with DigiCert, a specialist in digital document verification. The companies are collaborating on Imprivata’s Confirm ID solution for Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances, or EPCS. Confirm ID offers DEA-compliant authentication for EPCS through the use of a system called Hands Free Authentication,…

Major Irish Bank Deploys Nuance’s Voice Authentication System

Major Irish Bank Deploys Nuance’s Voice Authentication System

“…he move was also a response to enthusiasm that customers demonstrated for the biometric authentication technology used in AIB’s mobile app.” One of Ireland’s biggest banks has implemented voice recognition technology from Nuance Communications for customer authentication. Thanks to the newly implemented system, Allied Irish Banks customers who register for voice authentication can confirm their…

G+D to Launch Convego Mobile Authentication System Leveraging Nexsign

G+D to Launch Convego Mobile Authentication System Leveraging Nexsign

Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security (or “G+D”) is planning to launch a new mobile authentication system in Europe and North America, the company has announced. The Convego Mobile Authentication system is the product of a collaboration with Samsung SDS, leveraging its Nexsign platform to offer a multi-modal biometric authentication solution that supports behavioral, facial, fingerprint, and voice…

Microsoft Pushes Biometric FIDO2 Authentication In Latest Windows Update

Microsoft Pushes Biometric FIDO2 Authentication In Latest Windows Update

A new Windows 10 update has delivered FIDO2 authentication, with Microsoft placing its Windows Hello biometric authentication platform closer to front and center for end users. With respect to the latter, Windows’ development team has now placed a Windows Hello setup button right on the OS’s lock screen. It’s clearly a move aimed at encouraging…

Taking a Close Look at a FIDO2 Pioneer

Taking a Close Look at a FIDO2 Pioneer

The FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 authentication standard created quite a stir when it was announced this spring, not least because it promised to bring biometric authentication to the world’s most popular web browsers. Now, that kind of functionality is actually starting to take shape, and the first crop of authenticator solutions have received official certification from…

Latest BIO-key Orders Come In Over $10M

Latest BIO-key Orders Come In Over $10M

“BIO-key said that the orders are expected to bring in $5 million in revenues in the current quarter, with the remainder to arrive in the next 12 months.” BIO-key has received a couple of big new orders for its biometric authentication solutions, totaling over $10 million, the company has announced. The orders are from two…

ISC East: Ipsidy CEO Philip Beck Talks Integrations and Selfie Login [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

ISC East: Ipsidy CEO Philip Beck Talks Integrations and Selfie Login [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

Selfie-based authentication has emerged as a key trend over the last year, thanks in part to Apple’s outsized role in popularizing the technology with its Face ID facial recognition system on its latest iPhones. Ipsidy, meanwhile, has emerged as one of the key software players in the area of face-based authentication, offering multimodal biometric solutions…

Ipsidy, Ayonix Team Up On Face-Based Biometric Access Control

Ipsidy, Ayonix Team Up On Face-Based Biometric Access Control

“…the companies said their solution will deliver ‘a powerful mix of technology that provides site attendants and security personnel with cutting-edge biometric access management tools with minimal capital investment.’” Ipsidy has teamed up with Ayonix Face Technologies to integrate the latter’s biometric technology into its Access by Ipsidy security platform. The collaboration is aimed at…

Financial Biometrics Month 2018 – The Roundup

Financial Biometrics Month 2018 – The Roundup

In business, and perhaps especially in finance, timing is important. Borrowing at low rates, selling at high valuations, fundraising ahead of a market boom – success across a range of ventures depends so much upon acting when conditions are exactly right. For FinTech players involved in biometrics, that time is now, as our Financial Biometrics…

SureID, Robbie.AI Announce Multimodal R&D Collaboration

SureID, Robbie.AI Announce Multimodal R&D Collaboration

“Their collaboration, they said, ‘could result in the United States’ first nationwide biometrics gathering system for broad consumer-focused initiatives.’” Facial recognition specialist Robbie.AI and fingerprint authentication solutions provider SureID have teamed up, with plans to put their heads together in joint research and development efforts. In a statement announcing the partnership, the companies explained that…

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