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Mitek introduces one-step biometric liveness detection, executive management changes

Mitek introduces one-step biometric liveness detection, executive management changes

Mitek has upgraded its liveness detection feature to use one selfie for spoof-proof facial comparison across all digital channels for enhanced identity verification, the company announced.

Omnichannel liveness detection delivers a new identity verification standard for customers who can benefit from stronger identity fraud protection and a seamless user experience, according to the announcement. Once an identity document and single selfie are registered, the tool runs facial comparison and analyzes image composition, such as texture and lighting, to ensure the user is genuine.

Based on a multi-layered approach, beta tests delivered successful results in evaluating low-quality and realistic silicone masks, doll and mannequin faces, printed photos and video replays.

“Increasingly, your digital identity is your gateway to everything you do in both the digital and physical worlds. It’s how you buy goods, send and receive money, and even exchange notes with your doctor,” said Stephen Ritter, Chief Technology Officer at Mitek. “Mitek is setting the standard for digital identity verification, enabling enterprises to provide the highest level of security and convenience for consumers everywhere they need it.”

Omnichannel Liveness Detection is bundled with Mitek’s facial comparison technology, which includes Liveness Detection technology with Level 1 Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) Conformance Testing by iBeta and is ISO/IEC 30107-3 compliant.

According to Mitek, Omnichannel Liveness Detection fends off hacking attempts and closes security gaps. It protects web browsers from fraud attempts, unlike other solutions on the market which, the company says, expose over 37 percent of customers and their bank accounts to sophisticated attacks or deepfakes which can not be detected with basic image analysis.

“Liveness Detection completes the identity verification flow, while at the same time ensuring a positive customer experience,” said Brian Swanson, Executive Vice President, Head of Consumer Bank at Axos Bank. “At the end of the day, it’s about creating that mutual, deep-trusted customer relationship.”

For the first quarter of fiscal 2020, which ended on December 31, 2019, Mitek registered a 25 percent revenue growth and a notable surge in non-GAAP net income.

Mitek has also appointed Aaron Korsen as Senior Vice President of North American Identity Sales. Prior to joining Mitek, Korsen supervised North America sales for Netsuite services, was global sales lead at Kenandy and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Luxent. For more than two decades, Korsen was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Epicor Software’s retail division and a Vice President of Sales for their manufacturing vertical.

“Aaron brings with him more than two decades of cloud computing and software sales leadership experience,” said Max Carnecchia, CEO. “Aaron’s proven track record for building high performing sales teams, accelerating revenue growth and establishing successful and loyal client communities is the perfect fit with Mitek’s identity business.”

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