November 18, 2013 -
Authentify has announced that it is demonstrating its new online voice biometrics authentication system at the Sloan International Conference on Online Learning this week in Orlando, Florida.
According to the company, this has been made to address issues with verifying the identity of online students. This particular solution uses end-to-end voice biometrics and mobile phone-based identity verification powered by its Authentify xFA platform.
“Ensuring the user of an online property is the same user each time is something for which Authentify’s biometric process is ideally suited,” John Zurawski, vice president of sales and marketing at Authentify said. “No other technique makes direct, reliable and irrefutable contact with the actual person behind the keyboard.”
This system places a call to an online student while they are using courseware and asks them to speak a particular phrase or numerical string for verification.
“Authentify’s voice biometric process measures physical and behavioral characteristics of a user’s voice,” Zurawski said. “It works with any language or phone.”
Reported previously, Authentify launched its xFA app in July, 2013.
According to a recently-published report on the global phone-based authentication market, the market is set to grow at a CAGR of an impressive 48.59 percent between 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this growth, says the report, is the need to reduce the complexity of devices.