Natural Security Alliance to detail first use cases at Cartes Asia

March 14, 2014 - 

The Natural Security Alliance will reveal details of its first use cases at the world’s largest smart card conference and exhibition, Cartes Asia.

As part of the Identity Management, Authentication and Biometrics conference session on March 20, 2014, Andre Delaforge, Communications Manager, will be presenting on how the Alliance is developing use cases for strong authentication based on biometrics and a wireless personal device. The presentation will take place at 2.30pm.

A 6-month consumer pilot was carried out in France, and gave more than 900 customers the opportunity to test the first implementation of the Natural Security standard for proximity payments. According to the group, 94% of participants said they were ready to use the system for all purchases in superstores and smaller shops.

According to the company, Natural Security helps banks, merchants and service providers create a unique customer experience by speeding up and standardizing payments, ensuring successful implementation and consumer adoption. The Natural Security standard is based on a combination of wireless technology, local biometric verification and a personal device. The standard is universal, offering the same level of security and same user experience for all types of transactions across all channels. The standard can also be implemented into various form factors, including smartcard, micro-SD Card, SIM card and token.

The Natural Security Alliance was launched to manage, maintain and enhance the standard in order to continuously meet business requirements, certify devices and services and educate the market to facilitate adoption. As part of the Alliance members get access to the full standard specifications and can directly influence the continuing development of the universal authentication solution.

Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, The Natural Security Alliance recently announced that its member, UINT, has been shortlisted for the Asian Sesames Awards. 

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