NEC software uses facial recognition to verify mobile service users

April 21, 2017 - 

NEC Corporation has launched NC7000-3A, a data utilization platform software that leverages facial recognition to confirm the identity of mobile service users for organizations such as financial institutions and telecommunication operators.

NC7000-3A is ideal for organizations that require ID management and authentication functions to ensure the safety and security of their mobile web services.

This software includes a mobile services-oriented authentication engine that leverages “NeoFace,” a facial recognition artificial intelligence (AI) engine that is part of NEC’s portfolio of AI technologies.

By verifying a user’s identity through facial recognition, the software safeguards users against identity theft caused by password leakage.

NC7000-3A also complies with “Fast Identity Online” (FIDO) industry standards for authentication without transmitting data, such as biometric information, externally from a device.

This greatly reduces the risk of data being compromised for identity confirmation. Other security features include the in-house development of dedicated software and a facial recognition engine that are integrated into terminals and servers.

The software can accommodate the expansion of online systems as they acquire more users, making it ideal for both small-scale services and public systems used by tens of millions of users.

“IDs and passwords account for the majority of methods for confirming a user’s identity with online services,” said Shigeru Okuya, senior vice president of NEC Corporation. “This software enables users to verify their ID through facial recognition, without sending biometric information externally, thereby improving security and usability at the same time.”

Earlier this month, NEC Corporation of America (NEC) rebranded its biometrics division to NEC Advanced Recognition Systems to reflect its expanding market offerings.

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