Mitek, Asignio partner to deliver complete identity-as-a-service solution

Mitek has partnered with Asignio to provide a complete identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) solution. By providing identity verification combined with biometric authentication, Asignio and Mitek are able to enter new markets and explore new market verticals. The companies will provide verified identity, secure authentication, and improved user experience all in one IDaaS package, helping customers meet the security needs of their users while complying with new and upcoming regulations. “Combining Mitek’s ID verification capabilities with Asignio’s easy-to-use, handwriting-based authentication system provides secure

Touchtech Payments to expand biometric payments service throughout Europe

Irish startup Touchtech Payments, which offers a solution that uses biometrics to authenticate online payments, is preparing to expand in Germany, France and Kuwait, according to a report by Irish Examiner. Touchtech has developed biometric payment technology that uses smartphones to authenticate users through a range of factors including fingerprinting and facial recognition. Launching its first product in 2015, Touchtech became the first Irish firm to offer a MasterCard and Visa certified payment fingerprint authentication system. The company currently has

FieldOffice Software introduces mobile biometric time and attendance solution

FieldOffice Software LLC is introducing its mobile biometric time and attendance solution FieldOfficeTime at the CONEXPO–CON/AGG 2017 trade show for the international construction industries in Las Vegas this week. FieldOfficeTime is part of the FieldOffice suite of field resource management products. FieldOfficeSuite is an integrated set of mobile tools designed to power performance for field-oriented businesses across employees, work orders, jobs, and sites. FieldOfficeTime is a biometrics-based mobile time and attendance application that offers secure single and multi-factor authentication on

Software uses smartwatch motion data for signature verification

Researchers have developed software that leverages a smartwatch’s motion detection capabilities to verify a handwritten signature, according to a report by New Atlas. In a new paper, researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev detail how the software uses motion data collected by a smartwatch as the wearer jots down their autograph to confirm its authenticity. The motion data captured by the smartwatch’s accelerometer or gyroscope serves as a unique identifier that determines whether the

Gemalto PKI portfolio enables compliance with new eIDAS Regulation

Gemalto announced today that its Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) portfolio now includes solutions for qualified electronic signatures that enable compliance with the new EU and EFTA-wide eIDAS (Electronic Identification and Services) Regulation. The new regulation sets a common standard for trusted services, including electronic signatures, and provides a basis for end-to-end electronic business processes between public agencies, businesses and private citizens throughout members of the EU. It also brings special benefits to businesses and makes cross-border electronic identification, signing and

Explainer: Signature Recognition

Biometrics Research Group, Inc. defines signature recognition as a behavioural biometric that identifies an individual on the basis of their handwritten text. Writing is human physical expression but concurrently an acquired skill. Signature recognition requires an individual to supply a sample of text which serves as a base of measurement of their writing. The purpose of the signature recognition process is to identify the writer of a given sample, while the purpose of a signature verification process is to confirm

CardLogix intros ID credential validation software for passports and MRTDs

CardLogix announced it is now offering PassCheck, an ID credential validation software for passport and machine readable travel document (MRTD) verification. PassCheck is an out-of-the-box product that securely validates an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) travel document. The solution enables digital certificate matching traveler to issuing country, with full support for ePassport PKI validation. PassCheck reads credential data from an Identity Credential chip, decrypts it, and then validates the credential’s data and signature with the stored digital certificate against the

New biometrics market reports by Technavio and Sandler Research

Technavio announced it has published a new report, “Global Biometric Access Control Systems Market 2015-2019”, which predict biometrics access control systems to record a CAGR of over 18% until 2019. This significant growth can be attributed to the shift from non-biometrics technologies such as PINs and smart cards for controlling access to secure premises, said Technavio. The research report details the market segmentation by government, BFSI, transportation, and healthcare, as well as its geographical segmentation by MEA, Latin America, Europe,

Communication Intelligence Corporation closes $1.1M funding round

Communication Intelligence Corporation announced it recently closed a new round of funding with a handful of existing and new investors providing working capital. The announcement comes a few months after Communication Intelligence Corporation closed its previous round of funding, raising a total of $2.7 million. For this round of funding, investors subscribed to approximately $1.1 million of the company’s Series D-1 Preferred Stock, resulting in a conversion rate of approximately $0.0225 per share. “After evaluating a number of funding alternatives,

National Identity Management Commission looks to enroll Nigerians abroad

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Nigeria has announced it will enroll Nigerians living abroad as a part of its new identity management project, ITV reports. “Our plan to enable us to take care of their biometrics is that we would establish our locations across the world to enable us to capture their biometrics and that will be very easy to do, Director General of the commission, Chris Onyemenam said. “Nigerians in the Diaspora can enrol by going to