Daon to deploy multimodal biometric system to protect ‘one of the world’s largest economies’

March 3, 2014 - 

Daon has announced that it’s just been awarded a contract to provide a multi-modal biometric identity system for “one of the world’s largest global economies.”

According to the company, the solution will allow users to mix and match authentication factors, which could include two separate biometric modalities. It will be used primarily to prevent terrorism, illegal immigration and other crimes at border-crossing of the unnamed country.

“All over the world, companies are scrambling to build better biometrics.  However, no single authentication factor will ever be suitable for every user, for every activity, for every situation,” Daon Solutions Managing Director, Tony Murphy said. “But what’s keeping the world from higher trust isn’t a better biometric factor; it’s a better platform for synchronizing, selecting, and combining of biometric and non-biometric factors we already have, and the ones we’ve yet to discover.”

Together with its partners, Daon will deploy a scalable and flexible COTS-based solution. Client side apps will be independently developed with Daon SDKs. The system is set to “go-live” at over 30 locations across the country in the next six months.

Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, IdentityX, a Daon affiliate, has just launched a new authentication platform for mobile devices. This platform was developed in affiliation with Daon.

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