biometric authentication

Biometric Authentication is Vital for Future of IoT Security: IDEX

Biometric Authentication is Vital for Future of IoT Security: IDEX

The Internet of Things will allow us to share more information at faster speeds on whatever device happens to be most convenient at the time. However, that convenience also comes with risk. When everything is connected to the internet, the security of the network is only as strong as its weakest link. Sure, your smartphone…

Jumio and ComplyAdvantage Team Up to Fight Against Money Laundering

Jumio and ComplyAdvantage Team Up to Fight Against Money Laundering

Jumio has launched an anti-money laundering service through a new partnership with ComplyAdvantage. The platform is called Jumio Screening, and it combines Jumio’s award-winning Netverify identity verification solution with ComplyAdvantage’s extensive watchlist for financial crime. “As more and more companies onboard new customers remotely, it’s increasingly important for online businesses to flag individuals who appear…

Report: PSD2 Requirements Will Drive Support for Biometric Authentication

Report: PSD2 Requirements Will Drive Support for Biometric Authentication

The final deadline for compliance with the European Union’s revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is coming up in September of 2019. However, a new report from the Aite Group and iovation suggests that most payment services providers are not prepared. And those that do comply are expected to turn to some form of biometric authentication.…

Scottish e-Gov Service Enables Yoti Authentication

Scottish e-Gov Service Enables Yoti Authentication

Yoti‘s partnership with the Scottish Government has produced its first major results, with the company announcing that Scottish citizens can now use its app to access their online “myaccount” profile with the Improvement Service, an organization mandated with improving local government services in the country. The “myaccount” online portal allows citizens to perform such activities…

Mitek Brings Identity Verification to HyreCar

Mitek Brings Identity Verification to HyreCar

The carsharing company HyreCar is launching a new mobile onboarding app for iOS and Android devices. The platform is built using Mitek identity verification technology and is designed to streamline the car rental and application process. “We’re committed to providing both trust and convenience with each digital transaction and are thrilled to be supporting HyreCar…

AppGuard Launches Military-Grade Data Sharing App for Employee Devices

AppGuard Launches Military-Grade Data Sharing App for Employee Devices

AppGuard has launched a new mobile app that is designed to provide “zero trust” security for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Dubbed TRUSTICA Mobile, the new app creates a unique key to encrypt every single text message, voice message, and file sent through the service.  “Malware and malicious apps can’t steal or expose sensitive…

Nuance Looks to Give Human Call Center Agents an AI Boost

Nuance Looks to Give Human Call Center Agents an AI Boost

“Nuance says that Agent AI has already been deployed by some clients – and has already delivered compelling results.” Nuance Communications has announced a new tool for the contact center aimed at helping human agents to better serve callers. Called “Agent AI”, the solution is designed to deliver real-time insights concerning previous interactions with callers,…

BlackBerry Cylance Enhances Security Platform with Behavioral Biometrics

BlackBerry Cylance Enhances Security Platform with Behavioral Biometrics

BlackBerry Cylance is using behavioral biometrics to enhance its Cylance AI security platform. The new features are being introduced under the CylancePERSONA heading, and will deliver continuous authentication to its enterprise-level clients to detect and prevent fraudulent activity. “Every day, rogue insiders and external threat actors exploit valid user credentials to launch cyber attacks, so…

Financial Institutions Still Rely on Vulnerable Password Security: Report

Financial Institutions Still Rely on Vulnerable Password Security: Report

In recent years, more and more financial institutions have turned to biometric technology to improve security and customer service, incorporating solutions that range from voice banking software to facial recognition scans at ATMs. However, a new report from OneSpan suggests that it will take a considerable push to make the full transition to biometric authentication…

BioConnect is the Latest Biometrics Specialist to Join the ForgeRock Platform

BioConnect is the Latest Biometrics Specialist to Join the ForgeRock Platform

“Our integration with ForgeRock helps bring a true biometric based trusted identity to a leading Identity and Access Management platform.” – Rob Douglas, Chairman & CEO, BioConnect BioConnect has become the latest biometric security specialist to join the ForgeRock platform. ForgeRock offers a portfolio of curated security solutions to its client network, and has proven…

Goodbye Passwords: FIDO’s WebAuthn Specification Gets W3C Stamp of Approval

Goodbye Passwords: FIDO’s WebAuthn Specification Gets W3C Stamp of Approval

“News of W3C’s WebAuthn approval comes on the heels of the announcement that the entire Android platform had received FIDO2 certification from the FIDO Alliance…” The WebAuthn authentication specification is now an official web standard, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and FIDO Alliance have announced. The news comes almost a year after the announcement…

MWC Barcelona: Daon’s EMEA Sales Director on IdentityX’s Big New Feature [Audio]

MWC Barcelona: Daon’s EMEA Sales Director on IdentityX’s Big New Feature [Audio]

In the mobile biometrics industry, Daon enjoys a particularly high profile. It was one of the first first and most important pioneers of software-based biometric authentication after Apple’s introduction of Touch ID kicked off the mobile biometric revolution – its multimodal IdentityX platform set the standard of success for mobile banking biometrics. And it continues…

Entire Android Platform Receives FIDO2 Certification

Entire Android Platform Receives FIDO2 Certification

The FIDO Alliance has announced that the entire Android platform has received FIDO2 Certification. The move immediately brings more than 1 billion Android devices under the FIDO2 umbrella, providing a massive boost to FIDO’s ongoing efforts to move beyond passwords and drive the transition to a biometric authentication standard.  The development will simplify access management…

Galaxy S10’s Qualcomm In-Display Sensor is First to Get FIDO Biometric Component Certification

Galaxy S10’s Qualcomm In-Display Sensor is First to Get FIDO Biometric Component Certification

“By being first to market with FIDO Alliance biometric component certification for their new line of Galaxy devices, Samsung is positioning the Galaxy S10 and S10+ as the industry best practice for biometric-enabled devices…” – Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance The first solution to receive certification through the FIDO Alliance’s Biometric Component Certification Program…

OneSpan Fiscal Update Shows Strong Results

OneSpan Fiscal Update Shows Strong Results

OneSpan has issued its results for the fourth quarter and 2018 fiscal year, showing strong results that exceeded the upper end of its revenue guidance for the year. The Chicago-based authentication specialist saw revenues of revenues of $64.8 million in Q4, up 19 percent year-over-year. For the full 2018 fiscal year, OneSpan reports revenues of…

Americans Want More Biometrics in the Workplace: Survey

Americans Want More Biometrics in the Workplace: Survey

Veridium has shared the findings of its Biometric Consumer Sentiment Survey, revealing that more adults are warming to the benefits of biometric authentication. The survey found that a full 70 percent of respondents would like to see biometric authentication used more often in the workplace, alternately citing speed, security, and convenience (and the difficulty of…

IDEMIA is Bringing the Full ARENA Experience to MWC19

IDEMIA is Bringing the Full ARENA Experience to MWC19

IDEMIA will be giving guests the full VIP treatment at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month. The company has announced that it will be showcasing its ARENA Experience during the event, offering a glimpse at the stadium of the future and demonstrating how biometrics will transform the live event business in the…

Aware’s Q4 Update Reports Steady Growth

Aware’s Q4 Update Reports Steady Growth

“…the company attributed the growth mostly to “higher service sales”, with “higher software maintenance sales and lower costs” also playing a role.” Aware, Inc. has posted its results for the quarter ended December 31st, showing steady growth. The company saw revenues of $4.1 million in the quarter, compared to $3.1 million in Q4 of 2017.…

Mobile Biometric Retail Payments Come to Romania

Mobile Biometric Retail Payments Come to Romania

Romania is getting its first biometric payment system thanks to a new partnership between Wirecard and Oney Bank. The two organizations will collaborate on Well.com, a mobile app that will allow customers to use their fingerprints or a QR code to authorize payments in Auchan Retail stores throughout the country. “Payment methods are continuously improving…

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