Voice biometrics is on the threshold of offering a unique and acceptable solution to address the security concerns of identity. It is slowly making inroads into systems that require authentication of identity, and it is only a matter of time before it is ubiquitously accepted.
Working on the same concept, PerSay, a reputed provider of advanced Voice Biometrics solutions announced its VocalPassword functionality for iPhone (News - Alert), iPad, and iPod touch applications. Once this is in place, the rather cumbersome login and strong password authentication process can be done away with.
iPhone voice authentication, which interfaces with VocalPassword Web service interface, implements an extremely accurate and easy to use process that utilizes a touch-and-record user interface. With minimal resources, it can be embedded into any iPhone app, as the Voice Biometrics functionality requires just a simple spoken pass phrase, after which multi-factor voice-based authentication is possible. In order to buttress the solution, it can be coupled with either a device ID, or a password or both.
“iPhone and iPad users are demanding friendly Apps that utilize the most advanced technology for enhanced experience,” Aley-Raz, PerSay (News - Alert) CEO, said.
Aley-Raz further added that as keyboard use was eliminated, and auto-filling of names and passwords disabled, the PerSay state-of-the-art solution would provide optimal usability with maximum protection. Authentication was required in sensitive enterprise and personal applications, including mobile banking, social networks, payment services, membership clubs, and others. A strong, innovative and usable authentication experience in the form of Voice biometrics would now await these users
PerSay Ltd. is a leading provider of advanced biometric speaker verification products, and its technology relies on the biometric power of voice to verify a speaker’s identity. PerSay’s products have been deployed by leading financial services, telecom operators, healthcare providers, enterprises and law enforcement agencies worldwide. PerSay is a spin-off of Verint (News - Alert) Systems Inc., with offices in Tel Aviv and New York, and a network of partners and system integrators
At Genesys GForce 2010, PerSay, announced that it had successfully completed the deployment of its systems in the top three banks in Israel. Bank HaPoalim, Bank Le umi, and Discount Bank have all rolled out secure Voice Biometric applications to the public.
Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Juliana Kenny