HID Approve supports iPhone facial recognition

15/03/18

HID Approve, a two-factor mobile authentication and verification platform from HID Global, now supports Apple’s iPhone X Face ID facial recognition system. The company expects facial recognition to play an increasingly important role in its authentication offering, combined with threat and fraud detection. [facial recognition]

“With the growing demand for an optimized user experience, facial recognition is a great addition for banks and enterprises that also want a high level of security,” said Martin Ladstaetter, Vice President of Product Management, IAM Solutions, with HID Global. “HID Global now delivers an easy way for organizations to take advantage of Apple’s Face ID capability with our HID Approve mobile authentication solution.”

HID Approve is a next-generation multi-factor authentication solution that combines the security of public key-based cryptography with the convenience of mobile push notifications. It delivers a simple and secure way for users to authenticate and verify their transactions. With a simple swipe gesture, customers gain confidence in the security of your digital channel and you get proof-of-possession for “something a user has” to achieve strong two-factor authentication.

HID Approve offers a comprehensive range of security policy customizations, suited to each organization’s risk-profile. This enables organizations to strike a better balance between security and usability. Additionally, organizations can easily and securely customize the HID Approve user interface with their own logo and color schemes via server-side configuration. This ensures your users understand who is asking for verification.

The flexible and secure activation process of HID Approve ensures that each user’s device is securely personalized using state-of-the-art cryptographic protocols, provided through a straightforward and easy user experience. Users may securely register HID Approve with multiple user accounts, and service providers, thus eliminating the need to manage multiple tokens or mobile apps for their two-factor authentication needs.

Facial recognition is featured on Apple’s new iPhone X phone to secure access to online or mobile banking and digital signatures used in banking transactions. Apple’s Face ID feature can also be used to secure remote access to employee data and applications. HID Global customers now have an easy way to implement Face ID using the company’s mobile authentication platform, either as a turnkey application or directly integrated into existing corporate apps using the HID Approve software development kit (SDK).

HID Global is able to combine facial recognition technology with threat detection and other risk-based intelligence so that organizations can more quickly recognize potential fraud or misuse while improving and personalizing the user experience. The company is developing new capabilities that make it easier for financial institutions to detect cyber threats such as malware, ransomware, application hacking, phishing, and fraudulent transactions. Facial recognition will play an integral role in delivering these capabilities, providing valuable data to help fuel predictive analytics and other artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.

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