HID Global partners with BehavioSec to improve fraud detection system

January 29, 2013 - 

HID Global has announced a new partnership with BehavioSec to add a new layer of security to HID’s existing fraud detection system, using behavioural “fingerprints” as an extra authentication mechanism.

Combining HID’s 4TRESS authentication server with BehavioSec’s Behaviometrics solution, this new partnership creates a system in which users’ identity are regularly verified after login based on characteristics like keystroke dynamics and mouse use.

“Recent security breaches have driven home the fact that the less layers of authentication your organization employs, the more vulnerable you are to attacks and exploitation,” Hilding Arrehed, director of worldwide professional services and technology partner programs, Identity Assurance, with HID Global said. “By combining BehavioSec’s groundbreaking technology with our 4TRESS Authentication Server, we can provide added value and security to our customers by increasing the auditability and traceability of activity online, without making it more difficult for the end user.”

BehavioSec’s Behaviometrics solutions can create digital fingerprints of users’ ongoing keyboard pressing patterns, including speed, frequency and pressure, when interacting with computer applications and websites. With significant accuracy, the system can detect deviations from a user’s normal behavior and whether an attacker takes control of a computer.

“Compliance can be a complicated process for organizations, so we are always looking for simple ways to streamline our solutions,” Olov Renberg, co-founder of BehavioSec said. “By combining our Behaviometrics technology with HID Global’s 4TRESS offering, we can add a new layer of security in a transparent way to deliver a complete solution for risk-based authentication.” 

Reported previously in BIometricUpdate.com, HID Global recently acquired physical security identity management solutions provider Codebench.

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