VASCO Extends Biometrics Authentication Capability with DIGIPASS for Apps Face Recognition
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL -- May 5, 2016 -- VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ: VDSI), a global leader in authentication, electronic signatures, and identity management today announced DIGIPASS® for Apps Face Recognition which provides organizations a frictionless authentication option to enhance security and improve the user experience.
DIGIPAS for Apps Face Recognition is a simple, secure and user-friendly feature that utilizes multiple facial data points to accurately authenticate end users, and next generation liveness detection to defeat hacker spoofing techniques.
DIGIPASS for Apps Face Recognition uses a simple enrollment process. The user takes a series of “selfies” tocreate a highly accurate biometric template which is then encrypted for protection and stored. To authenticate, the user simply takes a “selfie” which is compared with the stored biometric template. A proper match, based on an accuracy score, completes the secure authentication process. Customers can further strengthen this process with additional contextual data, such as geolocation and device identification. This data can be analyzed in real-time by VASCO’s IDENTIKEY® Risk Manager providing the most accurate analysis of risk.
DIGIPASS for Apps Face Recognition also leverages a unique encrypted secure channel to ensure the highest level of security for data moving between the mobile device and the server. As a member of the Biometrics Institute, VASCO developed its solution to meet the organization’s guidelines that encourage the responsible use and development of biometrics according to the highest standards.
“DIGIPASS for Apps Face Recognition is an ideal solution for organizations focused on reducing fraud losses by improving security while also improving the customer experience,” stated Jan Valcke, President and COO of VASCO Data Security. “We are happy to bring another innovation first to our banking clients around the globe.”
DIGIPASS for Apps Face Recognition is an optional feature within DIGIPASS for Apps. DIGIPASS for Apps is a comprehensive software development kit (SDK) that natively integrates application security, two-factor authentication and other features into mobile applications. Through a complete library of APIs, organizations can extend and strengthen application security, deliver unprecedented convenience to users, and streamline application deployment and life cycle management processes.
VASCO is a world leader in providing two-factor authentication and digital signature solutions to financial institutions. More than half of the top 100 global banks rely on VASCO solutions to enhance security, protect mobile applications and meet regulatory requirements. VASCO also secures access to data and applications in enterprise environments, and provides tools for application developers to easily integrate security functions into their web-based and mobile applications. VASCO enables more than 10,000 customers in 100 countries to secure access, manage identities, verify transactions, electronically sign documents and protect assets across financial, enterprise, E-commerce, government and healthcare markets. Learn more about VASCO at VASCO.com and on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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