Contactless, device independent authentication offers new choice to users.
London, 12 February 2019 – iProov, a leading provider of biometric authentication technology and genuine presence assurance, today announces the launch of its Palm Verifier product at Finovate Europe 2019.
For the very first time, users will be able to use palm verification on any of their personal devices, either as a standalone mode of authentication or as an additional authentication factor, with strong assurance of genuine presence.
iProov today announces that it has successfully passed ISO/IEC 30107-3 conformance review to Level B against the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards for genuine presence assurance (also called ‘Presentation Attack Detection’ (PAD) or ‘liveness’). The review was undertaken by the UK national standards laboratory, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). It is the UK counterpart of NIST.
NIST SOFA-B is a framework for assessing solutions against a range of spoof attacks, where Level A is the simplest and Level C is the most aggressive, sophisticated and expensive to mount. Different organisations have different approaches to testing. NPL and iProov have adopted statistical measures of performance based on large, real-world data sets. iProov did not only successfully pass Level A and Level B testing, but also many tests extending into level C, the first company to report doing so.
iProov, a leading provider of biometric facial verification technology, today announced that it will play a key role in a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office for the provision of smartphone-based digital identity verification. This new capability will assist the UK Home Office in delivering secure, easy-to-use interactions with individuals in accordance with the digital services agenda. The app to support applications for the EU Exit Settlement Scheme includes this technology.
iProov, a leading provider of biometric facial verification technology, is this week joining a delegation led by the UK Lord Mayor of London aiming to boost fintech trade and business links between the City of London and India.
iProov’s involvement in the trade mission reflects its continued investment in the country and its desire to support the government’s drive for increased financial inclusion.
Several stories last month reported that facial recognition technology used by UK police was “staggeringly inaccurate”.
Yet in the last six months, multinational financial services firms, such as ING and Rabobank, have started using automatic face matching to replace in-person identity checking.
The question is, how reliable is this technology?