TypingDNA, a specialist in behavioral biometrics-driven authentication, has had an eventful year, adding One Time Password functionality to its platform in late spring, and bringing the platform to mobile operating systems this month. But now, in a new post on its website, the company is seeking to explain what makes its core technology so special.
That core technology revolves around analysis of an end user’s typing patterns. And one of the things that helps TypingDNA’s approach to stand out among other behavioral biometrics solutions is its configurability: as the company explains, its solution can be tailored to opt for the best user experience by focusing on using the lower False Rejection Rate, or to opt for the highest security by authenticating based on the lowest False Acceptance Rate.
Clients can also configure the system based on the size of the typing sample, allowing for authentication based on as few as 20 characters, or as many as 160. “A one-time enrollment of a tweet-long typing sample should suffice to recognize a person based on how they type,” the company explains. “However, the more enrollments, the better the accuracy of the authentication,” since more data allows TypingDNA’s system to develop a more comprehensive profile of the end user.
Finally, TypingDNA concludes with a recommendation that clients also take advantage of its platform’s OTP security, since however accurate its core authentication system is, multi-factor authentication is always more secure than single-factor authentication.