“Because hundreds of millions of people use their smartphones or tablets for both business and personal applications, there is very large demand for strong but simple log-on or activation.”
This is Dan Miller, senior analyst at Opus Research. He is speaking about an important driver in mobile identity, convenience. The mobile area is host to a large number of potential biometric factors that can achieve the sort of strong and simple login Miller is talking about, but he is focusing on a new vocal solution.
Miller continues: “Voice-based authentication fills that bill, and VoiceVault’s ViGo puts it right on every mobile app developers design palette.”
Today, VoiceVault announced the release of ViGo: a voice biometric platform exclusively for mobile, designed to be used for the development and deployment of mobile apps featuring voice biometrics.
“Organizations want to use voice biometrics in their mobile apps to deliver secure convenience and they want to be able to integrate it in the simplest and quickest way possible,” says VoiceVault’s vice president of product marketing, Nik Stanbridge. “ViGo is responding to this need by providing a standardized out of the box solution that cuts time to market and organizational resource needs with a complete voice biometrics package.”
When Stanbridge says out of the box, he means that ViGo comes ready to integrate a slew of features set to make mobile apps more secure without the cost of end-user convenience, and it doesn’t require optimization, maintenance or management from the developers who are using it. ViGo comes with phrase or digit based voice registration and can be applied to the development of apps for both major mobile operating systems, Android and iOS.
VoiceVault recently was welcomed to the FIDO Alliance. The company’s proprietary technology measures the unique characteristics of a user’s voice when they are prompted to offer five seconds of speech from parts of the ten second enrollment template. It compares the biometrics, not the content of the passphrase, making the authentication dynamic and therefore difficult to spoof. Combine that with the convenience of voice and the proliferation of smartphones (and therefore microphones) and what you have is another viable solution as we look to replace passwords.