CARTES 2013: Oberthur Wins SESAMES Award for Mobile and Online Voice Authentication

Agnitio LogoAuthentication provider and FIDO Alliance board member Oberthur Technologies can walk away from CARTES 2013 a proud winner of the SESAMES Award in the category of Trusted Internet/ Authentication for its My Voice is My Password end-to-end biometric solution powered by Agnitio’s voice biometrics engine.

Oberthur’s winning innovation is designed to ease online and mobile transactions by providing voice pattern recognition. The company has clearly put effort into optimizing the mobile experience in this regard, with voice templates stored in the SIM card and a mobile app to boot.

A strong focus on mobile makes sense coming from Oberthur, who just announced a major rebranding during this week’s event. Now positioning itself as “The M Company,” Oberthur is expecting to ascend to a leading role in the emerging mobile strong authentication market, placing a strong focus on end user experience, which the company insists tends to get forgotten in the world of B2B solutions.

The SESAMES are among the most prestigious awards in the secure payments industries, made to recognize the best innovations in authentication across 11 categories ranging from ‘Transportation’ and ‘M2M’ through to ‘IT Security’ and ‘E-Transactions.’ Held every year in Paris, France during the CARTES Secure Connexions event, this year’s awards reception was held at the Automobile Club de Paris last night.

With the SESAMES Award sitting nicely on a visible shelf, and with its strong influence in the company of powerful friends in the FIDO Alliance, Oberthur is off to a strong start with its new strategic branding. This success also lends further corroboration to the idea that voice recognition still as a strong place in mobile authentication.