ImageWare rebrands and upgrades flagship multi-biometric access control solution

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ImageWare is re-releasing its flagship multimodal biometric authentication solution with updates to enable seamless integration of multifactor authentication (MFA) into existing business and consumer applications.

ImageWare’s GoVerifyID is being rebranded as ImageWare Authenticate. Updates to the solution include a cloud backend based on a REST interface, a self-service portal for user management, and application connectors for integration through OIDC and SAML, as well as auto-provisioning for trials or operational implementations. Key authentication benefits include multimodal biometrics through a mobile device without special equipment and biometric matching in the cloud for authentication across multiple devices.

ImageWare Chairperson, President, and CEO Kristin A. Taylor states that the company has a history of addressing emerging threats with innovative solutions, and noting its fast action to provide biometrics for easy user verification and authentication amid a 300 percent increase in cybercrime since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Companies must authenticate consumers for services ranging from mobile banking and money transfers to downloading or accessing high value assets from health records, bank statements and insurance documents all the way to Big Game Bowl or concert tickets,” says Taylor. “With the launch of ImageWare Authenticate, we will help organizations better secure their applications and data while ensuring a low-friction end-user experience by enabling users to scan biometrics with an easy-to-use mobile app on their iOS or Android device.”

Even prior to the pandemic, the FBI was recommending multi-factor authentication with technology like biometrics.

ImageWare Authenticate supports fingerprint, palm print, voice and face biometrics, the latter with anti-spoofing technology, and the company points out that combining biometric modalities can deliver increased accuracy.

New client win

The company has also signed up Wisconsin’s Landmark Credit Union and Catlin Bank of Illinois as customers to verify employee identities for access to critical business applications with ImageWare Authenticate’s biometric capabilities.

“There’s no doubt that common, non-biometric two-factor authentication (2FA) is weak; we know that this is a common attack vector which leads to costly breaches,” comments Jeff Fauver, president and CEO of Catlin Bank. “The ImageWare Authenticate solution provides the flexibility we need to protect application and network access. Today’s environment is forcing us to deal with remote access, and we’re happy to be working with a leader like ImageWare to secure our network perimeter.”

ImageWare also recently appointed a new VP and a new CFO, and is considering joining the Nasdaq.

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