Qualcomm Mobile Security to license EyeLock iris authentication technology

EyeLock LLC has entered into a license agreement with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, for Qualcomm Mobile Security.

Under the agreement, EyeLock is developing iris authentication solutions that are designed to work with Qualcomm Mobile Security and enable OEMs across the entire IoT scope to benefit from EyeLock’s iris authentication capabilities.

“This agreement is a great acknowledgement of the quality and capability of our technology and an indication of the growing demand for increased security and convenience across a slate of connected devices and diverse market segments, including financial services, healthcare, automotive, and consumer products,” said Jim Demitrieus, CEO of EyeLock. “By ensuring that EyeLock’s iris authentication technology works with Qualcomm Mobile Security, we are able to offer the market one of the most advanced security solutions.”

EyeLock’s proprietary iris authentication technology analyzes more than 240 unique iris characteristics of each eye and provides a fast and seamless experience with a natural sensing distance of approximately 60 cm (23.6 inches).

In Novetta’s independent biometric testing, EyeLock’s algorithm performance capabilities for speed and accuracy were found to outperform its competitors with a false accept rate of 1 in 1.5 million for single eye authentication and a false reject rate of less than 1 percent.

Built on Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platforms, Qualcomm Mobile Security is designed to effectively protect a device from security threats.

Qualcomm Mobile Security authentication framework provides multilevel security by combining a hardware-level solution with next-generation software for strong biometrics security.

Additionally, the latest Qualcomm Mobile Security components include camera security, hardware token and malware protection for the latest security measures.

Snapdragon Mobile Platforms include Qualcomm Mobile Security, a combination of hardware, software and biometrics technologies that are designed to help provide additional security features for online banking and payments.

These processors are also engineered to include hardware-based user authentication, device attestation, and device security for use-cases such as mobile payments, enterprise access, and personal data protection.

“By 2018, most premium and high-tier smartphones released in the world will include biometrics, and this trend will expand in the future to both lower-tier smartphones, connected cameras, and many other IoT devices,” said Sy Choudhury, senior director of product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Qualcomm Camera Security is designed to provide maximum security for the most personal information – the iris biometric template, the key to all data. We believe the camera security implementation provides a solid foundation for the EyeLock solution and helps accelerate the utilization of iris biometrics.”

EyeLock will continue to work to achieve a high level of device security and biometric usability for smartphones and the IoT segment-at-large.

In March, EyeLock demonstrated its iris biometrics solution on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform with X16 LTE at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona.

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