This past week at Mobile ID World we took a look at the place of voice biometrics on smartphones, a video comparing the two major fingerprint sensor smartphones in North America, identity tech in the cloud and – in an exclusive interview – the role of mobile in the civil arena.
AGNITiO announced that it is providing demos of its FIDO Ready KIVOX application in order to demonstrate how voice biometrics can enhance the mobile experience, particularly in mCommerce situations. KIVOX is a voice recognition based security application for mobile devices that can be used to allow for secure access to apps and documents, log on, authentication for users when interacting with call centers and the current holy grail of consumer facing mobile strong authentication solutions: authorize secure mobile payments.
With the recent launch of the biometric-less HTC One M8, software based biometrics like KIVOX are starting to shine with a bit more demand. Another voice biometric option for users without a fingerprint sensor on their phone can download the newest version of the Dragon Mobile Assistant app for free on Google Play.
The Dragon Mobile Assistant, from Nuance Communications, now features the company’s voice biometric security, allowing for all of the hands-free interfacing that has made the app popular with users while also making sure that it only responds to authorized voices.
People still intrigued by fingerprint biometric security options on their smartphones are on the verge of having to make a big choice that they’ve been making for years now: Apple or Samsung. The newest iPhone competitor, the Galaxy S5 will be hitting store shelves very soon, sporting its own fingerprint biometric solution. Luckily for potential buyers having trouble making the right decision, a video surfaces online with an in depth comparison between the two biometric handsets.
Of course, all of this comparison indicates an interesting feature of the mobile identity industry: everyone’s authentication needs are personal and therefore unique. This is one of the factors driving ImageWare Systems’ Biometric-as-a-Service (BaaS) model. The company offers strong authentication options that are scalable to fit a customer’s needs using the subscription cloud model that has been gaining such popularity in all sorts of areas, from creative software licensing to television and music services.
This past week ImageWare, in partnership with Fujitsu, launched it’s BaaS solution. Hardware agnostic and scalable, it is primarily a solution of access, allowing users to make their security fit their needs.
Finally, Mobile ID World had a chance to interview Bruce Hanson, the president and CEO of Credence ID. Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill and Bruce got down to talking about the history of Credence ID, the company’s Trident and Credence One products (which both feature multiple biometrics), and what we can expect from the mobile identity solutions provider later this year.