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ID R&D biometric liveness detection chosen for low-bandwidth fraud prevention

ID R&D biometric liveness detection chosen for low-bandwidth fraud prevention

South African KYC and compliance technology provider RelyComply has selected ID R&D’s passive facial liveness technology to improve its customer’s user experiences while minimizing bandwidth requirements for fraud prevention.

RelyComply is integrating the ISO/IEC 30107-3-compliant IDLive Face from ID R&D with its AI-powered KYC offering as part of its focus on providing automation and SaaS-based regtech solutions to serve rapidly growing businesses. The company is focused on the market of its base in South Africa to begin with, but already offers its technology globally, according to the announcement. RelyComply’s services also include sanctions and PEP screening, EDD and transaction monitoring for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) requirements.

IDLive Face passed presentation attack detection testing from iBeta earlier this year, and since then ID R&D has signed up several customers, including Hive last month. The technology detects spoofing attacks during the identity verification process without requiring any additional effort on the part of the person being onboarded.

“From established multinational banks to emerging fintechs to companies in newly regulated industries, access to accurate and efficient remote onboarding and digital identity verification solutions is essential,” comments RelyComply Director Bradley Smith. “Unfortunately, these processes can be incredibly frustrating for users, resulting in increased abandonment and decreased customer satisfaction. ID R&D’s passive liveness solution enables us to reduce risk without adding extra steps or effort for the customer.”

“Bandwidth in Africa is scarce and expensive for many users. Customers don’t want to be using it on taking videos for liveness checks,” adds Smith. “ID R&D’s use of the same image taken for facial recognition results in no incremental traffic to the server.”

“The ability to accurately detect a spoofing attack with liveness detection is now a must-have whenever facial recognition is used for remote authentication and onboarding. But equally is the ability to deliver good customer experiences that are convenient and friction-free,” says Alexey Khitrov, president and co-founder of ID R&D. “We’ve worked tirelessly to develop a product that does both and were thrilled to be part of the RelyComply solution.”

ID R&D also launched a fraud intelligence tool based on voice biometrics in May.

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