Unisys introduces multi-biometric identity management software for mass enrollment
Unisys has launched its biometric identity management software for large-scale enrollment processing, with support for fingerprint, iris, face, and voice recognition as well as behavioral biometrics, and the ability to integrate new modalities in the future, according to a company announcement.
The new Unisys Stealth(identity) automates the biometric enrollment process, including quality checks and identity-proofing, which the company says reduces the chances of error and therefore the cost of enrollment, while improving enrollment speed for a better user experience. The enrollment process can also be customized to meet unique client needs. Configurable APIs are provided to integrate biometric authentication and establish trusted identities across physical and digital channels, including mobile devices.
Identity fraud cost 16.7 million affected individuals a total of $16.8 billion in 2018 in the U.S. alone, according to Javelin Strategy & Research.
“Identity authentication is an essential component of a Zero Trust security approach,” comments Vishal Gupta, chief technology officer and senior vice president of Technology, Unisys. “Stealth(identity) helps clients address the growing problem of identity fraud by establishing accurate, unique, verified and irrefutable identities – resulting in greater security, simplified operations, reduced costs, increased control and faster deployment out of the box.”
Stealth(identity) includes a mobile-ready biometric app, simplified and centralized management through a modern user interface design the company says improves operational efficiency, and plug-and-play capabilities to enable organizations to choose biometric recognition and capture technology from any vendor or leverage existing investments. Configurable audit logging ensures the integrity of biometric data with transparency and accountability, and clients are given control over secure biometric data storage and use to enable compliance with regulations.
Unisys CEO Peter Altabef, who is co-chair of the White House Cyber Moonshot working group, recently told CES Government attendees biometrics are among the advanced technologies that must be deployed to protect national cybersecurity.