HID Global announced a partnership with BehavioSec, a behavioral biometrics company, to combine its technology with HID Global’s 4TRESS Authentication Server.
The new product employs behavioral “fingerprints” as an additional authentication mechanism. Not only will the new system increase security when a user is first logging on to a network but it will also continuously monitor a session to ensure that a third party has not intercepted any data or taken over for the user.
BehavioSec’s Behaviometrics solutions can create digital fingerprints of users’ ongoing keyboard pressing patterns, including speed, frequency and pressure, when interacting with computer applications and web sites. The system can detect deviations from a user’s normal behavior and whether an attacker takes control of a computer.
By integrating Behaviometrics into the 4TRESS Authentication Server Fraud Detection System, customers can now benefit from:
- Improved user experience by using the behavioral “fingerprint” as an authentication mechanism. If the system is confident that a user is whom they claim to be based on behavior, device type, location and other user-transparent parameters collected and analyzed by the Fraud Detection System, the user will not need to re-authenticate.
- Increased security by adding transparent behavioral analysis to user interactions with the application or system. This makes the initial authentication more secure and provides ongoing protection after the initial login.
- Strengthened audit capabilities by capturing deviations in user behavior. This information can be useful for forensics studies around internal and external data breaches. It can also help assess whether a session was hijacked or the authenticated user committed the fraud.