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Acuant achieves Level 1 and 2 biometric liveness detection compliance in iBeta testing

Acuant achieves Level 1 and 2 biometric liveness detection compliance in iBeta testing

Acuant’s biometric liveness detection technology has been confirmed presentation attack detection (PAD) Level 1 and 2 compliant in testing by iBeta Quality Control, and therefore effective for combatting synthetic identity fraud through biometric spoof attacks.

The Level 2 test results show Acuant’s FaceID biometric facial recognition with liveness detection meets the standards of ISO/IEC 30107-3, and can prevent attacks with printed images or photos, masks, dolls, static images, and recorded or synthetic video, including deepfakes.

Relatively few facial recognition providers have passed Level 2 compliance testing, with Aware the most recent example.

Acuant says it is seeing increased demand for biometric authentication to replace legacy methods like knowledge-based authentication and SMS-based two-factor authentication across all industries to simplify and secure account onboarding, comply with know your customer (KYC) and anti money-laundering (AML) regulations, and fight fraud. The company also says it was the first to introduce a seamless workflow for capturing an image of a government-issued ID, authenticating it, and binding it to a real person within seconds through a selfie biometric match.

“At Acuant we pride ourselves on being on the forefront of digital identity. Facial recognition technology is no exception,” said Yossi Zekri, President and CEO of Acuant. “We will always offer our partners and clients best of breed solutions to keep up with the growing sophistication of both fraudsters and customers. Our goal is to fight fraud while keeping businesses thriving with happy, trusted customers.”

Acuant’s AssureID document authentication runs more than 50 forensic tests on IDs, and combines with the three classes of FaceID to meet the needs of different industries and use cases, according to the announcement. The three classes are Acuant FaceID Standard, which offers an optional liveness blink test or ‘Advanced Passive Liveness Test,’ FaceID Government for regulated industries, with optional Advanced Passive Liveness Testing, and FaceID Enhanced with server-based liveness detection for high risk environments.

Passive liveness was added to FaceID by Acuant earlier this year.

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