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Face Verification vs Face Recognition

What’s the difference between facial recognition and facial verification? They are often grouped together as the same thing, yet they are different technologies serving different purposes. iProov provides face verification. Users know that the process is taking place, they collaborate with it, there is a direct personal benefit to them from it, and they are assured of privacy thanks to the iProov privacy firewall.

Face verification

Face verification – the user has:

  1. Knowledge that the verification is taking place
  2. Willingly collaborated with the verification
  3. A direct personal benefit from the verification
  4. Assurance of privacy
Face recognition

Face recognition – the user has:

  1. No knowledge the verification is taking place
  2. Not collaborated with the verification
  3. No direct personal benefit from the verification
  4. No assurance of privacy
Uses of face verification

Face verification from iProov allows people to:

  1. Open and access bank accounts
  2. Manage insurance policies
  3. Apply for visas and passports
  4. Access healthcare records
  5. Apply to college or for exams
  6. Protect social media accounts
Face Verification vs Face Recognition

Face verification vs recognition: what’s the difference?

Scenario 1: You’re walking across Times Square. Face recognition technology, combined with CCTV, is scanning the crowds and matching faces against a database of known or suspected criminals.

Scenario 2: You’re sitting at home. You want to apply for a visa for an upcoming vacation. You open your laptop, or pick up your mobile phone, and log on to the government visa service.

Read on and find out which is recognition and which is verification.

What is the difference between face verification and face recognition? Watch our 30 second animation to find out

iProov technology for face verification

iProov face verification on mobile

Remote Customer Onboarding

iProov’s Genuine Presence Assurance® technology enables organizations to use face verification to onboard customers online as securely and effortlessly as possible. Maximize completion rates, protect against fraud and comply with regulations.

iProov face verification on web

Secure Biometric Authentication

From accessing a bank account to updating a social media profile, iProov face verification technology enables simple, secure authentication of returning online users. Protect your business and your customers with secure, easy to use technology.

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