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FaceTec scores perfect Level-2 biometric presentation attack detection certification from iBeta


FaceTec has announced that its ZoOm 3D Face Authentication has passed the rigorous Level-2 anti-spoofing certification test by iBeta for compliance with the ISO 30107 biometric standard with perfect results. The company says the NIST/NVLAP-certified iBeta Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) test result makes it the first and only biometric technology to achieve perfect results in Level-1 and Level-2 certification testing.

The Level-2 test consists of attempts to spoof the technology by live human test subjects wearing realistic 3D artifacts and masks. Between the two levels of certification, ZoOm successfully stopped more than 3,300 spoof attempts over the course of 12 days of rigorous testing. Artifacts and masks used for sophisticated attacks include digital and paper photos, high-resolution video, life-like dolls, and realistic latex masks, according to the announcement.

FaceTec achieved Level-1 certification in August, and FaceTec VP of Sales Steve Cook emphasized the importance of global standards and independent testing to guide customers in an interview with Biometric Update in the aftermath.

“The perfect test results prove our AI-driven Liveness Detection technology is robust against intense spoofing attacks and secure enough for high-value targets,” comments FaceTec CTO Josh Rose.

Several large international organizations seeking a trusted authentication solution have approached FaceTec in direct response to the PAD test certifications, the company says. The vulnerability of many facial recognition technologies to sophisticated spoof attacks is well established, and spoofing biometric systems is becoming something of a cottage industry for tech reporters.

“We have a responsibility to our customers and their users to accurately describe ZoOm’s security levels, but our competitors don’t seem to have shared this commitment to integrity and transparency,” says Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO of FaceTec. “We proactively subject ZoOm to rigorous 3rd-party testing while other biometric vendors lobby to have testing thresholds lowered and security levels reduced just so they can try to get the word “certified” on their home pages. It’s irresponsible and disingenuous, and I’m glad that our customers finally have a way to differentiate between real biometric security and empty promises. We passed Levels 1 and 2 because of our uncompromising commitment to security, and now that we have proven ZoOm to be the strongest face authenticator on the market it is quickly becoming the global standard in biometric authentication software.”

In addition to the ISO-based tests, iBeta provides certification for DEA electronic prescribing standards, which iBeta Quality Manager Gail Audette told Biometric Update provides a faster and lower-cost alternative. The company has also been accredited for FIDO certification testing.

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