Fingerprint vendor UPEK Inc. and online age and identity provider IDology Inc. have partnered to offer authentication services to online businesses. The joint solution is being demonstrated at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.
The partnership combines IDology’s ExpectID service with UPEK’s Authentication Service. Consumers open an account and answer multiple choice questions regarding information about their past. The questions are derived from IDology searching public data sources for information about the individual. The consumer would also register a fingerprint that would be used to access the sites in the future. It was unclear how consumers would obtain the fingerprint scanner.
“Both business and consumers are increasingly facing online threats and are looking for ways to better protect themselves,” said Jon Dancu, president and CEO of IDology, Atlanta.