Redrock Biometrics’ PalmID Agent released to Apple app store
Redrock Biometrics has released its PalmID Agent software to the Apple app Store, completing its integration with the Microsoft Active Directory platform, the company announced.
Part of PalmID Identity Provider, the app was developed to provide a seamless passwordless sign-in experience for online users.
“Signing in with social accounts is highly popular and convenient but it is not very secure,” said Lenny Kontsevich, Co-Founder of Redrock Biometrics, in a prepared statement. “Multi-factor authentication is much more secure, but requires additional effort.”
The PalmID Agent is connected to the user’s phone. It replaces the username, while the palm replaces the password, preventing loss of theft. PalmID is a certified anti-spoofing detector that does not accept duplicates for sign-in.
The PalmID Identity Provider feature together with the PalmID Agent are included in the Microsoft Active Directory B2C feature for customer web applications. The user scans a QR code with the PalmID app and is signed in when showing the matching palm print biometrics to the camera.
PalmID can also replace OTC/OTP (one-time code/one-time password) with palm biometrics to optimize and secure payments, sensitive transactions and for password recovery.
“We are excited to see the tremendous interest in our solution and to be supporting the Microsoft Azure AD B2C platform with enhanced security for engaging with their customers,” said Kontsevich. “PalmID is rapidly becoming the biometrics of choice in the present ‘New Normal’ environment, where the words ‘touchless’ and ‘privacy’ sound like a mantra.”
In an interview with Biometric Update, Kontsevich argued palm vein recognition represents the future of biometrics post COVID-19.
Redrock Biometrics CEO and Co-Founder Hua Yang was recognized this month by Technology Innovators Magazine for industry expertise and leadership.