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Zighra adds FIDO support to behavioral biometric authentication technology


Continuous authentication and threat detection company Zigrha has announced that its platform’s “on device” version now supports FIDO authentication, including the FIDO2 protocols, to improve privacy and help businesses comply with GDPR.

Zighra’s AI-powered natural behavior authentication creates unique user profiles based on the way the phone is held, tapped, swiped, and typed on, with the algorithms running entirely on the user’s device to secure mobile and web transactions. FIDO Alliance platform providers can integrate Zighra to enable financial institutions and other enterprises leveraging FIDO to seamlessly add behavioral biometrics to their authentication processes, according to the announcement.

“Our on device behavioral authentication brings the best of both worlds – a friction free user experience while complying with FIDO’s robust decentralized authentication framework bringing a new level of privacy control compared to traditional methods,” said Deepak Dutt, CEO of Zighra. “By offering device-side authentication, our alignment with FIDO standards empowers customers to have choice and control over who accesses their personally identifiable information, in conjunction with the GDPR mission. This decentralized model removes the security risks associated with storing data in one central store, a core issue in today’s breach history.”

BioCatch pitched the combination of behavioral biometrics and FIDO standards as the best way to fight fraud earlier this year.

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