biometric authentication

Research: Behavioral Biometrics Market  on Track to Hit $3.9 Billion by 2025

Research: Behavioral Biometrics Market on Track to Hit $3.9 Billion by 2025

The behavioral biometrics market is really going to come into its own over the next several years, suggests a new report from Allied Market Research. The firm estimates that the global behavioral biometrics market was valued at about $720.5 million in 2017, and that it will reach a whopping $3.922 billion by the year 2025.…

WhatsApp to Finally Get Fingerprint Lock Feature: Report

WhatsApp to Finally Get Fingerprint Lock Feature: Report

“Once it officially goes live, users who activate it will be prompted to authenticate with a fingerprint scan every time they open the app.” WhatsApp engineers are working on a biometric authentication feature based on fingerprint recognition for Android users, according to a report from India’s Business Today. The report suggests that the biometric security…

Nok Nok Labs Brings Biometric Authentication to SoftBank Customers

Nok Nok Labs Brings Biometric Authentication to SoftBank Customers

“We can no longer rely on passwords for our financial or other sensitive transactions as they are weak, forgotten and easily hacked. We are very pleased with SoftBank’s decision to choose our standards-based authentication platform for their millions of customers.” – Phillip Dunkelberger, CEO, Nok Nok Labs Nok Nok Labs has brought strong biometric authentication…

All Major Browsers Now Offer FIDO2 Support

All Major Browsers Now Offer FIDO2 Support

All of the major web browsers now offer FIDO2 support in some form, the FIDO Alliance has announced. The big news comes from a somewhat unlikely ally, with Apple having just launched a new preview version of its Safari browser that features FIDO2 support. Apple is notorious for not playing well with others and rigidly…

ImageWare Fights the Opioid Epidemic with Gatekeeper Innovation

ImageWare Fights the Opioid Epidemic with Gatekeeper Innovation

“This collaboration could help to fight the ongoing opioid abuse epidemic in America, which is estimated to have resulted in nearly 48,000 overdose deaths last year alone.” A new partnership will see ImageWare intensify its efforts to fight the opioid epidemic: The company has teamed up with Gatekeeper Innovation, a firm that offers a medication…

Thanksgiving Online Fraud Up 109 Percent Since 2014: Jumio

Thanksgiving Online Fraud Up 109 Percent Since 2014: Jumio

“2018 witnessed the largest increase in attempted ID fraud in five years and this highlights why organizations need to use more sophisticated digital identity verification solutions to take extra precaution during the online account opening process, especially during the holidays.” – Philipp Pointner, Chief Product Officer, Jumio After a bit of a lull in 2017,…

Allied Irish Banks Implements Voice Biometrics From Nuance

Allied Irish Banks Implements Voice Biometrics From Nuance

“…the move was also a response to enthusiasm that customers demonstrated for the biometric authentication technology used in AIB’s mobile app.” One of Ireland’s biggest banks has implemented voice recognition technology from Nuance Communications for customer authentication. Thanks to the newly implemented system, Allied Irish Banks customers who register for voice authentication can confirm their…

Imprivata Partners With DigiCert, Further Refining Patient ID Platform

Imprivata Partners With DigiCert, Further Refining Patient ID Platform

Imprivata has further refined its biometric patient identification platform through a new partnership with DigiCert, a specialist in digital document verification. The companies are collaborating on Imprivata’s Confirm ID solution for Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances, or EPCS. Confirm ID offers DEA-compliant authentication for EPCS through the use of a system called Hands Free Authentication,…

Windows 10 Update Emphasizes FIDO2 Authentication via Hello

Windows 10 Update Emphasizes FIDO2 Authentication via Hello

A new Windows 10 update has delivered FIDO2 authentication, with Microsoft placing its Windows Hello biometric authentication platform closer to front and center for end users. With respect to the latter, Windows’ development team has now placed a Windows Hello setup button right on the OS’s lock screen. It’s clearly a move aimed at encouraging…

G+D Announces Mobile Authentication Solution Based On Nexsign

G+D Announces Mobile Authentication Solution Based On Nexsign

Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security (or “G+D”) is planning to launch a new mobile authentication system in Europe and North America, the company has announced. The Convego Mobile Authentication system is the product of a collaboration with Samsung SDS, leveraging its Nexsign platform to offer a multi-modal biometric authentication solution that supports behavioral, facial, fingerprint, and voice…

A Closer Look at a Pioneering FIDO2 Solution

A Closer Look at a Pioneering FIDO2 Solution

The FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 authentication standard created quite a stir when it was announced this spring, not least because it promised to bring biometric authentication to the world’s most popular web browsers. Now, that kind of functionality is actually starting to take shape, and the first crop of authenticator solutions have received official certification from…

BIO-key Receives Multiple New Orders For Biometric Solutions Totaling Over $10M

BIO-key Receives Multiple New Orders For Biometric Solutions Totaling Over $10M

“BIO-key said that the orders are expected to bring in $5 million in revenues in the current quarter, with the remainder to arrive in the next 12 months.” BIO-key has received a couple of big new orders for its biometric authentication solutions, totaling over $10 million, the company has announced. The orders are from two…

IntelliTrust Authentication Now Available On Microsoft Azure Active Directory Platform

IntelliTrust Authentication Now Available On Microsoft Azure Active Directory Platform

“…IntelliTrust is designed to enable end users to use their smartphones as virtual smart cards, with soft tokens and biometrics used for authentication.” Entrust Datacard‘s IntelliTrust Authentication Service is now available as part of the Microsoft Azure Active Directory cloud platform. The integration arrives alongside the news that Entrust Datacard has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security…

New Mint Onboarding System Links with UAE’s Biometric National ID Database

Mint Middle East (or “MME”) has developed a new digital onboarding system that is integrated with the Emirates Identity Authority, the government agency in charge of the United Arab Emirates’ national biometric ID program. The company says it plans to use the platform for its own customer onboarding, and offer it as an efficient eKYC…

Raonsecure Partnership with Privakey to Extend FIDO Authentication in US

Raonsecure Partnership with Privakey to Extend FIDO Authentication in US

 “Imagine interacting with your bank where passwords are replaced with facial recognition, knowledge based questions are eliminated in the call center, and forms and documents can be completed conveniently on your phone with the backing of secure biometrics.” – Patrick Kelly, Chief Revenue Officer, Privakey A new partnership with Philadelphia-based Privakey is poised to extend Raonsecure‘s presence in the…

ImageWare Reschedules Q3 Update

ImageWare Reschedules Q3 Update

“In a statement announcing the rescheduling, ImageWare explained that “the delay is a result of ‘a pending third party derivative liability evaluation, the results of which are not expected to materially alter financial results.’” ImageWare has rescheduled its Q3 update, with the report to be issued after market close on Wednesday, November 14th. The company…

Expert Lineup For Biometric FinTech Webinar Announced

Expert Lineup For Biometric FinTech Webinar Announced

“Registration for the webinar is now open and completely free, with participants able to watch the talk live and participate in a question and answer session…” There was a lot of excitement about biometric technology at last week’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas, and while that event is now a wrap, the excitement is far…

Biocryptology Teams With Mitek For Improved Onboarding

Biocryptology Teams With Mitek For Improved Onboarding

“Working with Mitek to integrate its best-of-breed identity verification technology into our platform, means that our customers can be assured that the critical onboarding step is simple and secure.” – Ted Oorbals, CEO, Biocryptology Madrid’s Biocryptology has teamed up with San Diego-based Mitek to improve onboarding for its biometric authentication platform. Biocryptology has adopted Mitek’s document…

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