Entersekt adds BioCatch behavioral biometrics to mobile identity services platform

Entersekt, which provides mobile identity services for fintechs, has announced a partnership with BioCatch to leverage its behavioral biometric technology and collaborate on new use cases, such as passwordless login and enhanced remote user registration.

The Entersekt Secure Platform enables innovative, rich digital experiences and secure payments with patented strong authentication and security technology, according to the announcement. The company’s technology rests on public-key infrastructure, and uniquely identifies any consumer device with digital certificates to provide a trusted possession factor. If an anomaly is detected by BioCatch, it will send an alert to Entersekt to perform an out-of-band multifactor authentication, which helps compliance with regulations such as PSD2.

“BioCatch’s behavioral biometrics technology is an exciting alternative to the fingerprint and facial recognition solutions we already offer on our secure platform,” says Entersekt SVP, North America, Sherif Samy. “It will add value for our customers, especially in usability, by helping to determine when step-up authentication is really required and when we can safely leave the user to go about their business uninterrupted.”

Samy and BioCatch Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer Frances Zelazny are leading panel discussions on behavioral biometrics and mobile digital identity at the KNOW 2019 conference in Las Vegas this week.

“Financial institutions moving to the digital channel understand that both security and user convenience are paramount, but they often struggle with how to build a solution that addresses seemingly contradictory requirements,” comments BioCatch Founder and CTO Avi Turgeman. “Our combined approach with Entersekt answers the call, with behavioral biometrics as ‘who you are,’ the mobile device as ‘what you have,’ and the additional elements required to step up a transaction in real time if there is a problem.”

BioCatch analyzes user interaction with digital devices according to up to 2,000 parameters with artificial intelligence, and recently patented a series of methods for measuring the pressure applied to a touchscreen.

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