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Voicekey nabs BYOD contract from the UK’s Ministry of Defence


Voicekey has been awarded a Secure BYOD contract by the UK’s Ministry of Defence.

According to the company, this particular solution will deliver a full three-factor identity management solution to locally establish device and user identity prior to remote access. Under the MOD contract, Voicekey’s solution will use on-device voice verification. This is seen as a way to endorse and secure an emerging BYOD mindset.

Earlier this year, Voicekey launched an iPhone app for its voice biometrics-based authentication system, which is likely similar to the app which will be provided to the UK’s MOD.

According to a recently published survey by Nuance Communications 90 percent of smartphone users are eager to use voice biometrics, as 85% of users are dissatisfied with current methods for mobile authentication.

As reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, voice biometric deployments are becoming increasingly common. The National Australia Bank (NAB) recently opted to use voice recognition technologies for the verification of its customers. The decision was made, as the company suggests voice biometrics are more secure and reliable than fingerprinting.

Likewise, according to the Inland Revenue Service in New Zealand, over 400,000 people in the country have registered in the past year to use a voiceprint system to verify their identity over the phone. 

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