EyeLock patent brings biometric authentication to the network level
The U.S. Patent Office has issued U.S. Patent: No. US 100,009,178 B2 to EyeLock, adding to the company’s comprehensive IP portfolio.
The patent utilizes a ‘zero-knowledge proof’ algorithm that eliminates the need to transmit sensitive biometric data, thus eliminating privacy concerns at the network layer.
“With the geometric increase in information exchange over the past few years, reliable transmission and storage of sensitive data has become a vital aspect of network security,È explains Jeff Carter, Chief Technology Officer at EyeLock. “Data as it traverses a network is at its most vulnerable state as it is a very easy target for any attacker present in the network. Our latest patent brings strong biometric authentication technology to the network layer to provide real-time authorization and human presence assurance for network traffic. We continue to achieve significant technological breakthroughs and with each successful patent, we’re able to expand our IP to deliver the fastest, most cost-effective and easy-to-use solutions that our customers require.”
According to a company statement, the patent can: prevent the spread of malware by distinguishing between network traffic that is generated through human/application interaction versus application only traffic; mitigate session-hijacking attacks wherein a live user who is logged into a website has their session taken over by a hostile actor, and; give organizations granular control over network resources at the firewall level based on the presence of a biometric factor such as their iris.
In June EyeLock announced that it hired Nick LaBella as its new VP of Sales as part of the company’s plan to strategically grow the business in several markets and industry segments.