One of the problems with passwords is that they’re easy to hack, giving an unauthorized user access to personal information once the combination is entered. Identity Security Software Inc. has come up with an identity and access management system that goes beyond authenticating the user at log in. The company’s iDentifyME software platform continually validates the user during the online session.
Identity Security Software doesn’t own biometric identification or authentication hardware sensors. Instead, the company is collaborating with biometric hardware vendors to integrate their software under a single package – the iDentifyME platform.
“We are able to achieve what an independent biometric vendor may not be able to step into,” says Asad Syed, CTO at Identity Security Software. “The iDentifyME platform architecture is capable of integrating with facial and iris pattern recognition, eye tracking, emotion analysis, proof of life signs, finger and palm print, keystroke dynamics, voice pattern, and gait and motion recognition technologies.”
Syed won’t name the partners because of ongoing legal negotiations during the testing phase. He will only say that “leaders in the industry” are providing proprietary algorithms and biometric sensors.
“Biometric technologies have independently reached 99.9% accuracy today. The challenge in this field now is, if we take a huge deployment say of one billion users, then 99.9% accuracy means we will still be getting around one million user identifications wrong,” Syed says. “This is the major hurdle in making biometric identification and authentication a mainstream technology. My company’s goal is to solve this challenge and make biometric identification and authentication more reliable and the de facto standard as a mainstream authentication technology.”