Idemia’s facial biometric liveness detection technology declared iBeta compliant
Idemia’s biometric liveness detection technology for identity fraud prevention and remote onboarding has been declared iBeta Level 1 and Level 2 compliant, following successful evaluation in third-party testing for Presentation Attack Detection (PAD), the company announced.
“At Idemia, we pride ourselves in our ability to create cutting-edge biometric solutions capable of streamlining a user’s digital journey and combatting fraud,” said Muzaffar Khokhar, Executive Vice President, Digital Business Unit, Idemia. “This independent accreditation proves our expertise, and will enable us to provide a more complete portfolio of onboarding and anti-fraud solutions for our clients across the globe.”
The technology is deemed compliant in accordance with the ISO/IEC 30107-3 standards and was finalized in December 2019.
The solution was tested in a simulated environment where a user had to enroll in the biometric authentication system. Level 1 testing involved genuine users who accepted to their photos and videos being used to spoof the system, while Level 2 testing involved silicone, latex and plastic masks. Presentation attacks could not penetrate the system, Idemia obtaining an attack presentation classification error rate (APCER) of 0 percent.
Liveness detection technology is included in Idemia’s SmartBio and WebBioServer SDKs to provide multi-channel identity verification solutions for customers via Android and iOS mobile apps, or web browsers. These tools help service providers, such as banks and mobile operators, deliver a remote, digital onboarding journey for their customers, complemented by widespread broadband coverage and high customer adoption of biometric-enabled mobile devices.
Remote onboarding opens the door for fraudsters to leverage a presentation attack such as a fake image or video of a legitimate customer, fake silicon or gelatin masks and fake fingerprints to open an account.
Presentation attack detection helps service providers reduce fraud impact, safeguard digital onboarding processes, comply with anti-money laundering (AML) and with counter-terrorism financing (CTF) regulations.
Idemia is one of two companies worldwide to have passed testing for Level 2 Liveness Detection. FaceTec’s ZoOm 3D Face Authentication passed the Level-2 certification test last February.
iBeta is the only NIST NVLAP accredited biometrics testing lab (NVLAP testing Lab Code 200962-0). Its quality management system and biometrics test procedures are independently audited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program in a comprehensive technical evaluation in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
Last month, Idemia executive VP Philippe Barreau was elected Chairman of the Board of the Secure Identity Alliance.