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INTERVIEW: George Avetisov, CEO, HYPR

INTERVIEW: George Avetisov, CEO, HYPR

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed George Avetisov, CEO, HYPR Corp. The conversation begins with a brief history of the company and an overview of its decentralized security technology before delving into the vertical markets HYPR is finding success in. The discussion then touches on the company’s recent acknowledgement as one of Gartner’s “Cool Vendors”,…

HYPR Brings In $8M in Series A Funding Round

HYPR Brings In $8M in Series A Funding Round

HYPR has raised $8 million in a Series A funding round led by RRE Ventures. The recently-concluded funding round also saw contributions from previous investors Boldstart Ventures, Mesh Ventures, and RTP Ventures, and brings HYPR’s total in VC investment to $12.8 million. In the wake of large-scale data breaches like the recent Equifax fiasco, HYPR…

ID.me’s Identity Gateway Is Now FIDO U2F Certified

ID.me’s Identity Gateway Is Now FIDO U2F Certified

“The new support should help to further raise the profile of ID.me in the wake of its win of the Trailblazer Award at this year’s inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference. “ ID.me’s Identity Gateway is now FIDO U2F certified, and supports FIDO U2F Security Keys, the company has announced. In a statement, ID.me asserted that given…

FIDO Alliance Boasts Over 360 Certified Devices

FIDO Alliance Boasts Over 360 Certified Devices

“A company needs only to perform the Conformance Self-Validation using FIDO’s test tools, complete its Interoperability Testing, and then submit documentation for final certification; after that, it’s just a matter of deciding how to implement FIDO’s trademark.” There are now over 360 devices supporting the FIDO Alliance‘s authentication standards, the international consortium has announced. The…

IBM Veteran Becomes HYPR’s First Independent Director

IBM Veteran Becomes HYPR’s First Independent Director

IBM veteran Nicholas Donofrio has joined the HYPR board as its first independent director. Donofrio joined IBM as an engineer in 1967, and ultimately retired in 2008 from his position as Executive Vice President, Innovation and Technology. Thus he “has experienced a half-century of innovation and disruption across multiple waves of technology,” as HYPR CEO George…

Gartner Names HYPR a ‘Cool Vendor’ for Retailers

Gartner Names HYPR a ‘Cool Vendor’ for Retailers

HYPR Corp. has been named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, the company has announced. More specifically, the company was among those lauded in Gartner’s new report, “Cool Vendors in Transforming Multichannel to Unified Retail Commerce, 2017”. The plaudit comes soon after HYPR received FIDO certification for the server component of its security platform, which supports numerous…

Kensington Officially Releases USB Fingerprint Reader

Kensington Officially Releases USB Fingerprint Reader

Kensington, a California-based device accessory maker, has officially released its VeriMark Fingerprint Key. The device was first announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show: It’s essentially a consumer fingerprint scanner, designed for use with Windows 10 and its Windows Hello security system, which supports biometric authentication. The USB device also meets FIDO Alliance specifications, and…

FacePhi Gets FIDO UAF Certification For Selphi

FacePhi Gets FIDO UAF Certification For Selphi

FacePhi has attained FIDO UAF certification for its Selphi platform. The platform is based on facial recognition, and allows end users to authenticate by taking a selfie using a smartphone. It has seen numerous deployments over the past year, with a strong focus on serving the financial services sector. Now, the FIDO Universal Authentication Framework certification…

Server Component of HYPR Platform is FIDO Certified

Server Component of HYPR Platform is FIDO Certified

HYPR has attained FIDO certification for the server component of its biometric authentication platform, the company has announced. The HYPR platform supports a number of biometric modalities for authentication, including face, fingerprint, palm, voice, and eye recognition, the last care of EyeVerify’s Eyeprint ID technology. Now, the FIDO certification for its server attests to its…

INTERVIEW: Samsung SDS America’s Approach to Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Samsung SDS America’s Approach to Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed  Richard Lobovsky, VP of Financial Services Solutions, and Shankar Saibabu, Director of Financial Services Solutions Architecture, Samsung SDS America, Inc. The conversation is an in depth examination of Samsung SDS America’s approach to biometrics. It begins with a discussion of the company’s recently launched FIDO Certified biometric authentication solution. It goes on to…

FIDO Alliance Boasts 250 Certified Products

FIDO Alliance Boasts 250 Certified Products

“Accordingly, in a statement announcing the latest milestone, FIDO Alliance Technical Director Adam Powers asserts that the demand from organizations seeking FIDO Certification “has expanded tremendously”…” There are now 250 FIDO Certified products on the market, FIDO has announced. The new milestone reflects more than 200 percent growth over the past year. The marker was passed…

INTERVIEW: Aware’s David Benini

INTERVIEW: Aware’s David Benini

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the chance to speak with David Benini, VP of Marketing at Aware—an industry veteran biometric software company. After a brief recap of the company’s long history, Benini gave insight into how Aware has maintained its leading position for over 20 years in the dynamic biometrics industry. The conversation went…

More Than 200 Products Are Now FIDO Certified

More Than 200 Products Are Now FIDO Certified

The FIDO Alliance is seeing growing enthusiasm for its authentication standards in a world that is increasingly dissatisfied with password-based security. The organization has announced that more than 200 products are now FIDO Certified. That suggests considerable growth, given that FIDO had only reached the 150-product mark in April; and indeed the consortium says that it has seen…

HYPR Platform Integrates Eyeprint ID

HYPR Platform Integrates Eyeprint ID

HYPR has teamed up with EyeVerify and will integrate its Eyeprint ID technology into the HYPR Biometric Security Suite. Eyeprint ID is a biometric authentication system that analyzes the eye vein patterns of users. It’s designed for mobile applications, using standard smartphone cameras for its biometrics scans; as such, it has garnered considerable interest from…

News Roundup: Physical Access and FinTech Across The Globe

News Roundup: Physical Access and FinTech Across The Globe

Last week at FindBiometrics physical access control and FinTech were the biggest topics, as we brought you live reporting from Money20/20 Europe in Copenhagen and ISC West in Las Vegas. Physical Access & Enterprise month kicked off in the featured articles section with a primer on April’s featured topic too, while FIDO, national ID, and…

ISC West: MicroStrategy’s Usher Offers Built-In Compatibility with Access Control Platforms

ISC West: MicroStrategy’s Usher Offers Built-In Compatibility with Access Control Platforms

MicroStrategy’s Usher platform is now compatible with access control platforms from companies including Datawatch, Honeywell, Lenel, Paxton, S2, and Tyco. The company announced the integrations at the start of this week’s ISC West conference in Las Vegas. Usher essentially turns mobile devices into security credentials by leveraging technologies such as NFC, Bluetooth, and QR codes.…

50 Percent More FIDO Certified Products in One Quarter

50 Percent More FIDO Certified Products in One Quarter

The number of FIDO Certified products has jumped 50 percent in a single quarter, the FIDO Alliance has announced. There are now 150 such solutions on the market. It’s a sign of continuing and escalating growth for the FIDO Alliance, a cross-industry consortium seeking to define and improve standards for identity authentication. Commenting in a statement,…

RSA Via Goes Beyond ‘One Size Fits All’ Authentication, Balances Security and Convenience

RSA Via Goes Beyond ‘One Size Fits All’ Authentication, Balances Security and Convenience

The RSA conference is underway in San Francisco, and the company running the show has unveiled a new version of its RSA Via solution that includes new authentication options for RSA Via Access. Overall the update finds a better balance between convenience and security Conceptually, the RSA Via update is all about matching security level with the…

FIDO Certification Should Burnish Egis Showing at RSA 2016

FIDO Certification Should Burnish Egis Showing at RSA 2016

“Egis Technology will showcase its solutions at booth N4911 in the North Hall of the Moscone Center in San Francisco during RSA 2016.” Fingerprint sensor solutions provider Egis Technology will be showing off its products at this year’s RSA Conference, the company has announced. As with its recent showing at this year’s Mobile World Congress,…

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