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Perfect score for FaceTec facial authentication software in iBeta presentation attack certification


FaceTec’s ZoOm 3D Face Login has achieved a Level 1 rating in the NIST/NVLAP-certified iBeta Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) Certification test, detecting 100 percent of spoof attempts during the test for compliance with the ISO 30107-3 global standard, according to an announcement.

ZoOm 3D Face Login is the only software to have achieved a Level 1 rating so far in the Certification program, FaceTec says. iBeta launched its PAD testing program earlier this year to provide independent third-party evaluation of biometric performance. The test consisted of hundreds of high resolution photos and videos, used in over 1,500 spoof sessions over six days.

“Legacy ‘blink and smile’ liveness detection systems are so easily fooled by videos and animated photos that they can’t even come close to passing this test,” said Josh Rose, CTO of FaceTec, “And based on what I’ve seen on YouTube and in our testing, I don’t believe that even the latest, greatest 3D smartphone camera hardware would pass Level 1.”

CIO Review highlighted ZoOm 3D Face Login when it honored FaceTec as one of its ten most promising technology solutions providers for physical security earlier this year.

“ZoOm’s security is our team’s top priority”, said Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO of FaceTec. “Though negative results are not published, we believe most of our competitors have attempted similar PAD testing and failed, so achieving the first and only Level 1 certification is truly a milestone in the biometrics industry.”

The test subjects provided iBeta with any and all biometric data requested for the test (PDF), as required by the ISO 30107-3 standard, and the company says the test brings much-needed transparency to the biometrics industry. The only difference between the commercially available ZoOm 3D Face Login v.6.6.0 and the version tested is that FaceTec removed anti-reverse-engineering features which temporarily block further attempts and ultimately delete the user after repeated spoof attacks.

“Our NVLAP-accredited lab and ISO-guided program provides the level of verifiability and consistency needed to help providers create products that can be more easily assessed and targeted for specific use cases,” said Dr. Kevin Wilson, Director of Biometrics at iBeta.

FaceTec recently appointed industry expert Steve Cook to lead its business development in the EMEA region.

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