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Entersekt integrates NuData Security’s behavioral biometrics for real-time fraud prevention


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Entersekt has upgraded its platform with behavioral biometrics analytics technology from Mastercard subsidiary NuData Security for real-time risk scoring, frictionless access and transacting, and improved customer experience, the fintech announced.

“NuDetect complements Entersekt’s strong device ID with an inherent factor to seamlessly tie the human to the device and brings a new dimension to our regulatory compliant strong authentication suite,” Dewald Nolte, chief strategy officer at Entersekt, said in a prepared statement. “By combining our leading technologies, we unlock new ways to remove friction for users interacting online, on web or mobile. The combination is like none other on the market, in usability and security, and is another exciting leap forward in our mission to make the digital world safer and more user-friendly.”

NuDetect provides continuous verification with behavioral biometrics based on hundreds of anonymized user data points to analyze users and report high-risk accounts in real-time. For enhanced accuracy, it also provides a step-up authentication process including an in-app push prompt or a FIDO-certified security key.

The Entersekt Secure Platform leverages multi-patented customer authentication and endpoint security to enable digital banking and payments services. Mobile apps and desktop browsers operate as second authentication factors thanks to a digital-certificate-based consumer device ID. NuDetect is available for all clients using the Entersekt Secure Platform.

“The COVID-19 pandemic led many consumers to shift more of their shopping online during the first half of this year,” said Michelle Hafner, senior vice president, NuData Security, in the announcement. “Our analysts saw a 500 percent increase in account creation fraud alone during this period, reinforcing the need to leverage state-of-the-art technologies that differentiate between valid users and bad actors. By adding behavioral analytics to the Entersekt Secure Platform, we provide an additional layer of protection while simultaneously reducing friction and improving the customer experience.”

In July, biometric payments security expert Bob Reany took over leadership of NuData Security, replacing CEO Christopher Bailey. Shortly after, Jack Henry & Associates announced choosing the company’s passive biometrics and behavioral analytics technology to reduce fraud in real-time.

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