Acuant launches facial recognition solution
28 February 2017 16:26 GMT

Data capture and identity verification software firm Acuant has announced the launch of new face recognition-enabled technology.

Acuant’s new biometric product is the mobile and desktop Acuant FRMTM facial recognition and match solution.

“We are past the days when two factor authentication, such as entering a password and answering a knowledge based question, is sufficient. Businesses and consumers globally want more protection, but the friction involved with instituting more steps is also a concern,” stated the company.

In its statement, the firm said the addition of Acuant FRM - facial recognition and match technology - addresses not only the need for stronger biometric based security offerings, but also the fact that many workflows are increasingly mobile or web based and even sharing economy focused.

“Acuant FRM is as easy as taking a selfie and comparing it to extracted biometric data contained in the government issued ID.  Results are given in seconds reducing fraud by matching the face biometrics of a selfie to the face image on the ID and authenticating they match. In addition, Acuant FRM provides liveness detection to prevent fraudsters from using static images. This ensures that not only does the face match, but there is indeed a live person in front of the camera”.

Acuant’s facial recognition works with any mobile device and OS and allows for the option of using a local camera for desktop environments. AssureID’s additional security features include geo-location services so you know where the person is scanning an ID from to flag suspicious behavior, and the ability to check against established (or custom) watch lists such as Interpol and OFAC.

Acuant CEO Yossi Zekri. “Technology solutions must offer robust protection against the rise of sophisticated and prevalent identity fraud- however they must also be solutions that are easily adopted and even familiar, such as taking selfies for facial recognition.”