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Kony Enhances its Quantum Platform with Okta’s Adaptive MFA

Kony Enhances its Quantum Platform with Okta’s Adaptive MFA

Kony has formed a partnership with Okta to simplify the identity management process for new and existing Kony customers. Under the terms of the agreement, Kony will be integrating Okta’s security products into its Kony Quantum low code development platform, as well as its Kony DBX digital banking suite. For Kony Quantum users, the highlight…

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Biometric Tech Wins Subaru Forester Some Safety-Minded Acclaim

Biometric Tech Wins Subaru Forester Some Safety-Minded Acclaim

“The ranking should help to further illuminate the potential for biometric technology in automotive applications…” The 2019 Subaru Forester’s biometric technology has helped the car to earn a spot on Parents magazine’s list of “The 10 Best Family Cars of 2019”. The car was selected in the category of “The Best Two-Row SUVs”, with the…

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ISC West to Set the Tone of 2019’s Biometric Security Discourse

ISC West to Set the Tone of 2019’s Biometric Security Discourse

ISC West, the largest converged security trade show in the United States, plays an integral role in the biometrics industry. Every April, the conference sets the trends for the rest of the year’s most critical discussions in biometric access, time & attendance, enterprise identity and more. That’s why we partnered with ISC West in 2017,…

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DENSO to Discuss Automated Vehicles and Connected Cars at WCX19

DENSO to Discuss Automated Vehicles and Connected Cars at WCX19

DENSO has announced that it will be sponsoring the World Congress Experience (WCX19) for the nineteenth consecutive year when the automotive conference kicks off later this month. The company will also be participating in a panel discussion that will focus on Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems and other technologies that will be integral to the…

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Veridium is the Latest Biometrics Specialist to Join Mastercard Start Path

Veridium is the Latest Biometrics Specialist to Join Mastercard Start Path

Veridium has become the latest biometrics specialist to join Mastercard Start Path, the financial services giant’s startup accelerator program. It’s an impressive feat. Only about 40 startups are admitted to the program each year, and Veridium says it was part of an applicant pool of almost 2,000. Criteria for selection include demonstrated commercial traction, seed…

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Nuance Named One of 2019’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality”

Nuance Named One of 2019’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality”

“It’s a fitting distinction for a company whose business is, after all, identity.” The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has named Nuance Communications one of 2019’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” in its Corporate Equality Index. The Foundation bills itself as America’s largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, with…

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Okta Joins Forces with Secret Double Octopus

Okta Joins Forces with Secret Double Octopus

Secret Double Octopus has formed a partnership with Okta to deliver password-free authentication and identity services to enterprise-level clients. The joint solution will leverage Okta Verify and provide security coverage across a customer’s entire network.     “Okta enables every organization to use any technology,” said Okta VP Chuck Fontana. “In today’s hybrid IT environments, that…

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The Far-Field Voice Recognition Market is About to Skyrocket

The Far-Field Voice Recognition Market is About to Skyrocket

A new report from MarketsandMarkets suggests that the demand for far-field voice recognition tech will skyrocket in the next few years. The market is expected to jump from $969 million in 2018 to $3.5 billion by 2024 thanks to the rising popularity of smart speakers, smart TVs, and an ever-expanding range of other smart devices. North America…

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Apple Watch’s ECG System Comes to Europe, Hong Kong

Apple Watch’s ECG System Comes to Europe, Hong Kong

“The ECG data from the Health app can be shared as a PDF with physicians, potentially enabling diagnosis and treatment for conditions that otherwise might have gone undetected.” The Apple Watch’s electrocardiogram capability is now being rolled out in Europe and Hong Kong through a new software update. First unveiled along with Apple’s latest iPhones…

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IDEX Explains How Biometric Technology is Shaping the Future IoT

IDEX Explains How Biometric Technology is Shaping the Future IoT

IDEX Biometrics has continued its blog series on the Internet of Things with a look at the way that biometric technology is shaping the IoT market. In the post, IDEX CFO Henrik Knudtzon explains that the secure and convenient nature of biometric credentials like fingerprints makes them ideal for safe, streamlined IoT connections across multiple…

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Precise Biometrics to Maintain Focus on Biometric Cards, Mobile Fingerprint & Multimodal ID

Precise Biometrics to Maintain Focus on Biometric Cards, Mobile Fingerprint & Multimodal ID

Precise Biometrics will focus on biometric payment cards, smartphone fingerprint scanning, and multi-modal digital identity for the foreseeable future, with its new YOUNiQ solution being key to the latter over 2019, suggests its newly-published Annual Report. A glossier, more in-depth publication than Precise Biometrics’ year-end results, which were published in February, the Annual Report offers…

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HSBC Brings FacePhi Biometric Tech to Uruguay

HSBC Brings FacePhi Biometric Tech to Uruguay

“The new partnership marks FacePhi’s first foray into the Uruguayan market, though this isn’t the first time it has worked with the global bank.” FacePhi‘s upwards trajectory continues, with HSBC Uruguay becoming the latest financial services firm to embrace its selfie-based biometric authentication technology. The new partnership marks FacePhi’s first foray into the Uruguayan market,…

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Robert Mueller Becomes Zwipe CTO

Robert Mueller Becomes Zwipe CTO

“Robert brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and will be instrumental in ensuring the successful delivery of our technology platform to our expanding global customer base.” – André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe A longtime NEXT Biometrics executive has now become Zwipe‘s Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Robert Mueller – no, not that Robert Mueller – is…

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LG Tries Its Hand at a New Kind of Authentication in G8 ThinQ

LG Tries Its Hand at a New Kind of Authentication in G8 ThinQ

While the original announcement of LG’s next flagship smartphone made waves with its focus on 3D facial recognition, the LG G8 ThinQ has another innovative biometric system up its sleeve. Or maybe just beneath it: its new ‘Hand ID’ system is designed to scan the veins in users’ hands for authentication. The unusual approach makes…

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Secret Double Octopus Wraps its Arms Around Asigra

Secret Double Octopus Wraps its Arms Around Asigra

Asigra is enhancing its cloud backup platform with password-free authentication from Secret Double Octopus. The new partnership will increase the security of Asigra’s Cloud Backup Evolved and is intended to mitigate the threat posed by ransomware attacks.    “In today’s hostile cyber environment, keeping client data secure in the cloud has to be top priority,”…

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Gemalto Shareholders Accept Thales’ Acquisition Offer

Gemalto Shareholders Accept Thales’ Acquisition Offer

It’s official: Thales and Gemalto are merging. With the March 28th deadline for Gemalto shareholders to accept Thales’ acquisition offer now passed, the companies report that 85.58 percent of shares have been tendered, rendering the deal unconditional. As of April 1st, Gemalto will be consolidated into Thales’ financial statements, while payment of the share offer…

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LabTwin Launches Digital Assistant for Scientific Researchers

LabTwin Launches Digital Assistant for Scientific Researchers

LabTwin GmbH has announced the launch of a new digital assistant designed specifically for research and laboratory settings. The eponymous system uses voice recognition and AI to allow scientists to offload a number of more mundane clerical tasks. For instance, scientists can use their voice to ask LabTwin to take notes, capture data, or set…

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Hampton Releases New TSA-Approved BenjiLock  Designed for Travel

Hampton Releases New TSA-Approved BenjiLock Designed for Travel

Hampton Products has introduced a new BenjiLock designed specifically for travel. The original BenjiLock is a biometric padlock that opens with a fingerprint scan and eliminates the need to remember a combination or a key. The TSA Travel/Luggage Lock is meant to be more portable, making it an ideal solution for those looking to secure…

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