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Keyless brings multi-factor biometrics to Microsoft Azure AD B2C

Cloud-based passwordless authentication does not store or process personal data

biometric facial recognition

Cybersecurity firm Keyless has announced a partnership with Microsoft Azure AD to provide the first password-less authentication to the platform’s B2C clients. The solution also allows clients to comply with PSD2 and GDPR guidelines to offer their users cloud-based multi-factor checks to authenticate via face biometrics.

In addition to facial recognition, Keyless also announced the roll-out of behavioral biometrics in late 2021.

Now a certified ISV partner of Microsoft Azure AD, the company promises a streamlined and secure authentication experience thanks to its multiparty computation method. This innovative approach virtually eliminates biometric data theft as no personal data is processed or stored. Aside from offering secure multiparty authentication, Keyless is also device-independent and system-agnostic, allowing Microsoft Azure AD B2C clients to deploy the solution to a broad range of customer systems and devices.

Keyless CEO and Co-founder Andrea Carmignani said, “We’re delighted to announce that we are now working with Microsoft as a certified partner to help drive the adoption of password-less multi-factor authentication solutions to help businesses eliminate threats caused by compromised and weak credentials.”

Keyless has also streamlined the enrollment process. Accounts can be activated by scanning a QR code that is sent with an installation link. Once this step is completed, customers can link their accounts by recording a biometric selfie video to authenticate themselves. The company also allows prospective Microsoft Azure AD B2C customers to register for a product demo.

“Since Keyless is a software solution, and not dependent on hardware devices, Keyless users each have a universal set of biometric templates that are used across all their devices and accounts. This prevents adversaries from trying to steal a user’s identity by enrolling with fraudulent biometrics, while also preventing users from sharing accounts by allowing others to register for biometric authentication on other devices,” continued Carmignani.

The company announced a $2.2-million funding round to bring face biometrics and multi-party computation to enterprise cybersecurity.

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