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SkyBiometry and Neurotechnology Upgrade Face Recognition API

SkyBiometry and Neurotechnology Upgrade Face Recognition API

“SkyBiometry is pitching the API for user authentication, access management, and attendance tracking, as well as interactive marketing and database management for companies who need to sort through a large number of photos…” The Neurotechnology subsidiary SkyBiometry has improved its facial recognition API with an upgraded algorithm that allows the platform to detect and recognize…

HID Global Gets Another Perfect Score in ISO Anti-spoofing Testing

HID Global Gets Another Perfect Score in ISO Anti-spoofing Testing

“HID Global’s multispectral imaging technology is designed to capture image data from both the surface of a fingerprint and its subsurface, helping it to detect presentation attacks that do no involve live, human fingers.” HID Global has another feather in its cap thanks to its Lumidigm multispectral imaging technology. The company has announced that its…

Aratek’s Biometric Algorithm Gets MINEX III Certification

Aratek’s Biometric Algorithm Gets MINEX III Certification

“The fact that the BIONE notched top scores serves to confirm its best-in-class status in interoperability, well as its ability to generate fast, economic, and accurate interchange of compact biometric templates.” – Samuel Wu, VP Sales, International Business Department, Aratek Aratek‘s BIONE fingerprint algorithm has attained MINEX III certification, the company has announced. The Minutiae…

Vision-Box Biometric Algorithm Boasts Top-15 NIST Performance

Vision-Box Biometric Algorithm Boasts Top-15 NIST Performance

Vision-Box has announced that its Vision-Box FR facial recognition algorithm has achieved a top-15 performance in the latest round of testing by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The border control specialist did particularly well in the live-to-live recognition test set, thereby demonstrating its utility for identity verification in a high-volume setting like…

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Roundup

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Roundup

There was a time – and it wasn’t so long ago – when biometric authentication was an extremely niche area of technological research and security. Indeed, until recently, the idea of scanning a fingerprint or face or eye for identification was often placed in the realm of science fiction, so far as pop culture has…

Swiss IT Institute Becomes Third FIDO-Accredited Biometrics Lab

Swiss IT Institute Becomes Third FIDO-Accredited Biometrics Lab

“Now that it has succeeded in becoming an accredited FIDO biometrics lab, Idiap is poised to play an increasingly important role in the broader digital security fight…” The Idiap Research Institute – a Swiss IT research organization – has become the third accredited testing center for the FIDO Alliance’s Biometrics Component Certification Program. Affiliated with…

NEXT Biometrics and Top-Five US Payment Network Developing Biometric System-on-Card Specs

NEXT Biometrics and Top-Five US Payment Network Developing Biometric System-on-Card Specs

“It’s an important development for NEXT Biometrics, which has been keenly focused on the emerging biometric payment cards market.” NEXT Biometrics has announced that it’s working with one of the top five US payment networks to develop Biometric System-on-Card, or “BSoC”, specifications for biometric payment cards. NEXT says it has delivered technical documentation as part…

FIDO Alliance Continues to Gain Traction in 2019 with Major New Certifications

FIDO Alliance Continues to Gain Traction in 2019 with Major New Certifications

The FIDO Alliance has continued to gain traction in 2019, and is increasingly becoming the security standard that tech manufacturers are expected to meet before competing in the modern marketplace. At least, that’s the takeaway from the list of companies that achieved some form of FIDO certification in the first quarter of the year. The…

Biometrics Startup Saffe Boasts World Class FRVT Performance

Biometrics Startup Saffe Boasts World Class FRVT Performance

The facial biometrics provider Saffe has aced the Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) carried out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The company’s proprietary face matching technology achieved a top 15 performance against all other competitors, which is an impressive accomplishment for a startup that has only been around for four years.…

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Rise of FIDO

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Rise of FIDO

As we suggested in our Primer for On-Device Biometrics Month, a lot of companies have embraced the idea of performing biometric authentication entirely on a user’s device, and making sure the user’s data stays there. But in this particular area of digital security, there may be no more important organization than the FIDO Alliance. Founded…

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Primer

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Primer

‘On-device biometrics’ is probably one of the most important concepts in today’s digital security landscape, yet it’s also an idea that is not widely understood by everyday users. It refers to a question that a lot of people don’t even think of – where does my biometric data go when it’s scanned? It’s a crucial…

Goldengate USB Fingerprint Reader Scores FIDO2 L2 Authenticator Security Certification

Goldengate USB Fingerprint Reader Scores FIDO2 L2 Authenticator Security Certification

“Based on eWBM’s MS500 cryptographic System-on-Chip engine, the Goldengate fingerprint reader is designed to be plugged into a computer in order for a user to provide biometric authentication on the device.” South Korea-based eWBM has become the first to attain FIDO2 Level 2 (L2) Authenticator Security Certification, thanks to its Goldengate USB fingerprint reader. As…

IDEMIA’s Facial Recognition Algorithm Comes Out Ahead in NIST Testing

IDEMIA’s Facial Recognition Algorithm Comes Out Ahead in NIST Testing

IDEMIA can boast that its improved facial recognition algorithm is the best available to US government agencies thanks to new testing by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The latest NIST Facial Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) evaluated 127 algorithms from 39 different developers, and found that IDEMIA’s solution outperformed those of similar US…

Daon Achieves Pioneering FIDO2 Certification for its Biometric Tech

Daon Achieves Pioneering FIDO2 Certification for its Biometric Tech

“The certification is a fitting achievement for Daon, which was one of the earliest pioneers of mobile biometrics through its IdentityX authentication for mobile devices, and is one of the FIDO Alliance’s board members.” Daon has established itself as one of the first companies to attain FIDO2 certification for the on-server component of its biometric…

Jenetric Fingerprint Reader Certified by German Federal Office for Information Security

Jenetric Fingerprint Reader Certified by German Federal Office for Information Security

“After our Livetouch Quattro Compact fingerprint scanner was certified by the FBI as the smallest FAP 60 device with our innovative optical TFT technology, we are pleased that the BSI has also confirmed the high image quality of the new technology.” – Roberto Wolfer, CEO, Jenetric An important new government certification adds further credibility to…

W3C Dubs FIDO’s WebAuthn Specification an Official Web Standard

W3C Dubs FIDO’s WebAuthn Specification an Official Web Standard

“News of W3C’s WebAuthn approval comes on the heels of the announcement that the entire Android platform had received FIDO2 certification from the FIDO Alliance…” The WebAuthn authentication specification is now an official web standard, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and FIDO Alliance have announced. The news comes almost a year after the announcement…

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