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ImageWare launches anti-spoofing for facial recognition and submits for iBeta testing


ImageWare Systems has launched a new intelligent anti-spoofing system for its biometric facial recognition to enable businesses to increase the security of their systems without increasing friction for users.

The new Biointellic Intelligent Anti-Spoofing System has been integrated into ImageWare’s Digital Identity Platform, allowing server-based spoof detection to be performed as part of the platform’s facial recognition capabilities. The new technology does not require special hardware, unnatural user movements or flashing lights, making it a seamless upgrade for both enterprises and end-users, according to the announcement. The company says anti-spoofing analysis by Biointellic prevents fraud using photos, videos, or 3D masks to access systems and accounts, reducing the chances of data breaches or unauthorized user access.

Biointellic is currently going through iBeta’s presentation attack detection (PAD) testing to the ISO/IEC 30107-3 standard.

“With increased demand from IT security professionals, and businesses in general, for true identity authentication, biometric authentication systems must be strengthened with anti-spoofing capabilities,” says ImageWare Systems CTO David Harding. “Passwords can be easily compromised, 2FA can be phished, and facial biometrics can be spoofed. Only intelligent anti-spoofing, combined with identity proofing and biometric authentication, enable enterprises to ensure true user identity.”

ImageWare also plans to extend its anti-spoofing technology to the voice, palm image, and other biometric modalities.

“Biometric authentication has the rare capability to simultaneously improve user experience and security,” comments Ben Goodman, senior vice president, global business and corporate development at ForgeRock. “By Implementing anti-spoofing technology on the server-side, ImageWare provides protection against a variety of sophisticated attacks while ensuring the best possible user experience is preserved.”

Biointellic includes anti-spoofing technology using neural networks and machine learning, a device-independent, frictionless user experience with a standard selfie, and flexibility to use any facial matching vendor. It is offered as a turnkey SaaS solution for installation on a public or private cloud or on-premises, and it is dynamically scalable for peak loads with standard container technology, ImageWare says.

“Facial recognition solutions are being rapidly adopted, and with that progress, the sophistication of security threats increases,” adds Fujitsu Technology and Business America Vice President and Head of Global Software Center Vic Herring. “Enterprises are now more than ever taking their security seriously, and with Biointellic Intelligent Anti-spoofing System, Fujitsu customers can experience even more peace of mind knowing presentation attacks will be caught.”

ImageWare recently raised $6.5 million in a registered direct offering it had publicly estimated would raise $5 million.

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