Samsung SDS to use Sensory’s TrulySecure, adds biometric authentication to Oracle’s IAM

September 21, 2016 - 

Samsung SDS, Samsung Group’s IT service provider, has partnered with Sensory Inc. to provide customers with a more secure and convenient approach to mobile banking and enterprise authentication services.

Samsung SDS will use Sensory’s TrulySecure software which requires no specialized hardware or biometric scanners, yet provides the use of face and voice biometrics, for secure user authentication.

The partnership offers financial and enterprise customers a seamless and convenient user experience without any lengthy authentication processes.

Samsung’s SDS FIDO Client product will use Sensory’s FIDO UAF Certified “Authenticators” for face and voice biometrics. Since each party has been independently FIDO certified, the entire Samsung SDS experience will be compliant with Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) UAF guidelines.

Users can open an application or make a transaction in a secure and seamless way by looking into their mobile device’s front facing camera, or by stating the selected passphrase when prompted by their device.

Sensory’s face and voice authentication technologies provides an extra layer of security for higher value transactions by requiring both the user’s face and voice to be verified.

In addition, the two biometric modalities provides another level of convenience by requiring that only the user’s face or voice be verified.

Finally, providing a choice between two biometric modalities ensures better user authorization accuracy, The user’s voice can be verified in the presence of poor lighting, or their face can be verified if they are in a noisy environment.

“Sensory and Samsung have been working closely for many years in the mobile device and home appliance markets, and we are excited to be expanding our partnership to include mobile payments and authentication for banking and enterprise,” said Todd Mozer, Sensory’s CEO. “Samsung SDS is a leading services supplier in these markets and we are proud to have had our TrulySecure technology selected as their preferred biometrics solution for face and voice authentication.”

In a separate report by ZDnet, Samsung SDS announced it will be adding its FIDO-based biometric authentication to Oracle’s Identity and Access Management (IAM) suite.

Users of Oracle’s IAM will now have added security through fingerprint, voice, face, and iris recognition technology on their mobile devices.

The two companies will work together to expand the business in financial and public markets, as well as combine Samsung SDS’s retail management solution Nexshop and Oracle Marketing Cloud.

The combined solution will allow customers to collect and analyze real-time consumer data, send direct mail, and increase their marketing capacity, according to Samsung.

Previously reported, Sensory Inc. launched TrulyHandsfree SDK, the new version of its embedded small-footprint voice user interface platform.

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