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Aware upgrades mobile biometric authentication software Knomi with device-centric features

Aware upgrades mobile biometric authentication software Knomi with device-centric features

Aware has released Knomi D v2.7.3, an improved version of its mobile biometric authentication framework, enhanced with device-centric features for facial recognition and biometric liveness detection for anti-spoofing, the company announced.

“We are pleased to introduce an enhanced version of our on-device solution, Knomi D,” Rob Mungovan, chief commercial officer at Aware, said in a prepared statement. “We place a strategic emphasis on offering our customers a flexible approach to their facial recognition and authentication needs. This upgrade furthers the Knomi line so that regardless of the implementation a customer chooses—server-centric, browser-based or on-device—they have the ability to balance passwordless security with convenient usability.”

To provide multifactor authentication without passwords, Knomi leverages face and voice biometrics which are now enhanced on mobile devices with the new version released. In May, Aware added voice recognition and passive liveness to prevent spoofing and deliver secure passwordless authentication.

Knomi D was developed for use with inconsistent or limited network connectivity, regardless of geography, while complying with stringent privacy and security requirements. The Knomi D API design is the same as Knomi S (server-centric).

While Aware’s revenue from biometrics software and services declined in Q2, the company is positive about the future. Bob Eckel, Aware’s chief executive officer, expressed optimism with the company’s positioning in its second quarter report, and said that while procurement delays are expected to continue, biometrics will play a key role in the next generation of solutions born from the pandemic’s challenges. In May Aware launched a stock repurchase plan and appointed a new CFO.

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