BioCatch granted U.S. patent for user identity detection

March 7, 2016 - 

BioCatch recently announced that the U.S. Patent Office granted the company a new patent which detects user identities on electronic devices.

The patent outlines a method of detecting a user based on a motor-control loop model. The method includes: determining user identity vis-a-vis monitoring pointing device dynamics and gestures of the user, based on monitored dynamics and gestures, thereby estimating parameters that characterize a sensorimotor control loop model of the user. The method outlined then store in a database a record indicating that the user is associated with the parameters that characterize the sensorimotor control loop model of the user.

“The granting of this patent highlights BioCatch’s deep commitment to providing our customers with an unmatched technology platform to protect the identities of their users and prevent fraud,” said Avi Turgeman, CTO and Founder of BioCatch. “Continuing to grow our IP portfolio to offer new and innovative methods of fighting cyber attacks is crucial to our business, and the granting of the patents is great recognition of our efforts.”

BioCatch is an Israeli-based firm that specializes in behavioral biometrics, user authentication and malware detection. The firm’s technology seamlessly authenticates users based on their unique cognitive parameters and the way they interact with their devices.

BioCatch’s biometric authentication incorporates physiological factors,such as press size, hand tremor, and hand-eye coordination; cognitive traits, such as usage preferences, and device interaction patterns; and contextual factors, including device ID, device preference, network access, and geo-location.

Late last year, BiometricUpdate.com reported the firm has more than 33 million banking customers around the world, who are protected with its behavioral biometric technology. BioCatch currently monitors over one billion transactions per month to detect behavioral anomalies and the company’s customers include banks and e-commerce sites in Europe, Latin America and North America.

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Rawlson O’Neil King is a contributing editor at BiometricUpdate.com and is an experienced communications professional, management consultant, trade journalist and author who recently published a book about control and electronic networks and who has written numerous articles in trade publications and academic journals about smart home and building technologies. Follow him @rawlsonking2.