News Roundup: Mobility and The Enterprise Collide

Last week at Mobile ID World we saw mobile identity tech and the enterprise colliding while wearables, mobile wallets, and biometrics all shared the headlines.

Here’s a look back on the biggest news stories in mobile digital identity from last week:


Mobility, physical access, and the enterprise are intersecting with identity technology like biometrics and transforming the workforce. We saw this earlier in April at ISC West and this week we will see the concept explored further in the latest webinar from our sister site FindBiometrics: Biometrics, Access Control and the Enterprise of Tomorrow. In the news last week we saw these changes manifest in two new Touch ID integrations aimed at the enterprise.

Register: Biometrics, Access Control and the Enterprise of Tomorrow

Timekeeping App Integrates Two-Factor Authentication, Touch ID Support

Touch ID Support Among Security Upgrades to Kiteworks Platform

Mobility, Biometrics and Physical Access Are Colliding


News Roundup: Mobility and The Enterprise Collide

Fingerprint Cards announced its latest smartphone integration last week, with its FPC1035 touch sensor featured on ivvi’s new i3 handset. FPC also announced that it will be presenting its next interim report on April 28, followed by a related conference call.

FPC Provides Biometric Sensor on ivvi i3

FPC Schedules Interim Report Conference Call For April 28th

Mobile Device Security

News Roundup: Mobility and The Enterprise CollideLast week we learned the results of a new Gartner report on mobile device security, which highlighted the exceptional performance of Samsung’s KNOX 2.6 platform. Precise Biometrics won a huge Tactivo framework contract with the US Department of Defense last week too, while we learned new statistics about mobile security attitudes in the healthcare industry, as well as what users are at the greatest risk of being targeted by phishers.

Samsung KNOX Outperforms Competition in Gartner Evaluation

Apple Users May Be Bigger Targets for Phishing Scams

Precise Biometrics Scores DoD Contract For Tactivo Framework

Skycure Report Cites Healthcare Security Concerns, Improving Mobile Behavior

Mobile Wallets

News Roundup: Mobility and The Enterprise CollideThe mobile wallet wars continued last week with new promotions from Android Pay and Samsung Pay aiming to increase their respective market share. Samsung Pay is also preparing to add in-app purchase functionality and scored support from ProPay last week. Meanwhile, in Australia, we started to see signs that the country’s banks might finally be coming around to supporting Apple Pay after a very long period of holding out.

Samsung Pay Reprises Gift Card Giveaway

Verizon Promotes Android Pay with Free Data

Samsung Pay Plans In-App Purchase Functionality

ProPay Announces Samsung Pay Support

Signs Emerge of Australian Banks’ Forthcoming Apple Pay Support


News Roundup: Mobility and The Enterprise CollideIn other FinTech news last week, PayPal Credit was launched in the UK while Atom Bank made its debut, bringing with it biometric login features.

PayPal Credit Launches in UK

Atom Bank Serves Customers With Biometrics

Wearables and IoT

News Roundup: Mobility and The Enterprise CollideWearable tech has been approved for use in Major League Baseball and the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch is on the verge of being compatible with iOS devices. Wearable tech isn’t just a fixture of the news either, last week CES Asia announced that athletic wearables will be a major focus of this year’s conference.

Wearable tech is a subset of the Internet of Things, and the overall IoT made headlines last week too as Windows detailed its efforts to shape the machine to machine network.

Samsung Gear S2 iOS Compatibility May be Imminent

CES Asia to Put Athletic Wearables in Spotlight

MLB Committee Reportedly Approves Biometric Wearables

Windows Details Efforts to Commercialize Platform for IoT

Speech, Face, Behavior

News Roundup: Mobility and The Enterprise CollideA new partnership between BehavioSec, Nationwide, and Unisys is focused on making behavioral biometrics a standard feature in anti-fraud and authentication. Other biometrics news last week had us talking about facial recognition and drone selfies, as well as how Google is using speech recognition to make its services more accessible.

Google Accessibility Efforts Benefit From Speech Recognition Tech

Partnership Aims to Make Behavioral Biometrics a Standard Feature

New Drone Aims to be Next Selfie Stick


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