Biometrics markets in India and Middle East: analyst reports

Research analyst groups TechNavio and TechSci have separately published reports on the Middle East and India biometric markets, respectively. TechNavio’s report is titled “Biometric Market In Middle East 2015-2019“, which covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the biometrics market in the Middle East for the period 2015-2019. The analysts state that the market is highly fragmented with a large number of small and large vendors, which are detailed in the report. The report also identifies the major

Middle East Banking Innovation Summit 2015

Middle East Banking Innovation Summit 2015, Sept 14-15, 2015 at the Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa The 5th Annual Middle East Banking Innovation Summit (MEBIS) will take place on 14 & 15 September 2015 at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa. As the foremost banking technology event in the GCC, the summit’s 2014 edition was attended by over 400 Senior Executives, IT experts, retail banking specialists and senior finance professionals interested in keeping themselves abreast of innovative

Global biometrics market report: banking, financial services and insurance sector

Infiniti Research Limited has published a new report titled “Global Biometrics Market in BFSI Sector 2015-2019”, which forecast the market to grow at a CAGR of 21.83% during 2014-2019. The detailed report covers forecasts for the present and future state of the global biometrics market in the BFSI (Banking, Financial Services and Insurance) sector for 2015-2019. Biometrics in the BFSI sector is mainly used for security purposes, such as preventing data breaches and identity theft, according to the report. Meanwhile,

11th Government forum on electronic identity

How National eID Can Support Delivery of Public and Private Sector Services 1-3 December, 2015 – Dhaka, Bangladesh The 11th Government Forum on Electronic Identity, organised by APSCA, is an annual event focused on national electronic identity and its related applications. The forum is Asia’s largest annual meeting for government agencies that issue national electronic identity cards, manage population registers, work with citizens’ electronic identities and facilitate the delivery of eGovernment services and benefits to citizens. In 2015, the theme

All forms of biometric authentication are not created equal

This is a guest post by Enacomm CMO David Anderson. Fingerprint scanning, facial recognition and voice biometrics are moving beyond the experimentation phase to broader implementation at financial institutions across the globe — but there’s one form of authentication that stands out from the crowd. The graduation to next-generation identity verification has been made possible by the proliferation of smartphones with high-quality microphones and cameras that make the process easy. Thanks to advancements in technology, biometric authentication can be completed

BioSSL provides accounting software with fingerprint and face recognition login

Biometric web security firm BioSSL Limited has partnered with accounting software Finebooks to offer secure fingerprint login security as an optional feature to the Finebooks package. According to the company, BioSSL is the first to offer HTTPS fingerprint security to provide an additional security level to protect users against system hacking. BioSSL provides Finebooks customers with the option of using fingerprint or face recognition to log in to their accounts. Unlike Apple’s Touch ID, no biometric data, templates or images

Banking, ePassports driving biometrics expansion says Gemalto

According to analysis from Gemalto, an international digital security company, banking and border security will continue to drive the expansion of biometrics. “With security threats becoming more prevalent and advanced, financial organisations and retailers are now exploring ways to make digital interactions more secure and seamless for customers. This goal is driving increased demand for biometric solutions,” stated Pierre Lelievre VP, Marketing & Communications, Asia Pacific at Gemalto in a recent article.  “Using a fingerprint, iris scan, voiceprint or facial

Two mobile devices adopt Natural Security Alliance standard

Natural Security Alliance recently announced the launch of two connected devices implementing its Natural Security standard. The two devices have been developed for proximity payment projects to enable users to pay with a strictly personal device that was designed specifically for payment transactions and that delivers strong authentication without compromising security or personal data protection. The Natural Security standard combines biometrics, used to approve transactions, with a personal connected device. These personal devices are provided by two manufacturers, UINT (WIBiMi) and

SpeechPro named voice biometrics leader by Opus Research

Last week, SpeechPro was named an industry leader in voice biometrics, in a report published by Opus Research in Speech Technology Magazine. “SpeechPro has invested heavily in research and development with over 150 specialists, including 30 PhDs, collaborating to create our cutting edge products,” said Alexey Khitrov, President of SpeechPro. “This recognition is an honor and confirmation that our focus on R&D has been a worthwhile endeavor in the innovation-driven world of voice biometrics.” The Opus Research report, entitled “Voice