Delfigo Security granted patent for visual authentication and authorization for mobile devices

October 3, 2014 - 

Delfigo Security announced it has been granted United States Patent 8,850,541 for visual authentication and authorization for mobile devices.

The new mobile authentication method combines pictures, symbols and numbers that natively embeds on mobile platforms, with Delfigo’s touch-based behavioral biometrics and device ID technology to improve user experience and security.

“Mobile presents so many opportunities to really know the user,” said Abby Porter, VP of product management at Delfigo Security. “So many authentication methods stop after identifying the device – forget even looking at the actual user. Delfigo believes in going beyond the device, to authenticate the true user through their behavior and what makes them unique.”

The technology in Delfigo’s visual and authorization for mobile devices method describes the various processes for authenticating users based on their ability to interact with a visual UI and to respond naturally.

Delfigo’s method of detecting, assessing and scoring the authenticity of an end user’s behavior while interacting with a grid, an image or a visual prompt improves a mobile applications’ overall security.

Instead of merely verifying a credential or a device, Delfigo’s method is able to verify that the user’s identity based on their specific behavior and attributes.

“Having a simple and convenient way to authenticate on the go matters to mobile users” said Delfigo CEO Ralph A. Rodriguez. “The data show users want safety and security, but convenience is of primary importance. Mobile users avoid the frustration of trying to type difficult and complex passwords on tiny smartphone keyboards or wasting time waiting for an SMS or Push message.”

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