VU Security unveils voice and face biometrics for secure video conferencing
VU Security has launched VU Video Call Identity, a biometrics-based authentication solution for secure and frictionless teleconference meetings.
The company said in a news release that the solution, powered by state-of-the-art facial and voice recognition capabilities, will help businesses integrate human identity in their software in order to protect their transactions and enhance the user experience of customers.
VU Video Call Identity is an application programming interface (API) platform, and comes at a time when many people in government, business, the health sector and society around the world, are depending more on video call software to carry out their transactions. Many families are also turning to video call platforms to talk and interact with relatives and friends, but this at the cost of a number of security vulnerabilities which have to be handled, the company states.
The solution, the statement added, has features that enable people to register for a teleconferencing meeting using facial recognition, validate their identity by matching against preexisting databases held by a company or government, and protect against identify fraud via machine learning. The solution can be used for attendance management, recording, and voting and polling that require ‘proof of life’ validation, including vote traceability, according to the announcement.
Sebastian Stranieri, the founder and chief executive officer of VU Security, said with about 316 million Americans being constrained to stay home and with more than half of citizens still working from their homes, video conferencing is now an important tool for businesses.
“Biometric technology streamlines a user’s identification process and enables businesses to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations. Facial recognition is no longer only an application for high-risk locations, such as airports and government buildings. In the context of COVID-19, our solution serves as a proactive way of helping businesses, across industries, to protect their assets,” said Stranieri.
For Gaston Gene, the company’s chief operating officer and director of corporate strategy, the solution has been rolled out to handle some of the security exigencies that have come with remote working and virtual encounters as a result of the global pandemic.
“We saw an excessive usage of technology and cybersecurity taking place through these unprecedented times that created a permanent impact on our society. Our goal is to be a prominent leader in the US and create a seamless and digitally secure experience for our users by quickly identifying fraud and cyber criminality, and our safe, user friendly solutions offer peace of mind as we continue to adapt in this virtual world,” he stated.
The new product launch is aimed specifically at U.S.-based businesses for VU Security, which said it currently operates in over 25 countries throughout Latin America and Europe.