ID R&D launch biometric messaging tech
24 September 2018 16:14 GMT

Biometric solutions provider ID R&D has launched authentication technology for messaging apps.

The new solution, SafeMessage, offers multi-layer continuous authentication across messaging platforms without any impact to the user experience. ID R&D will be demoing SafeMessage, as well as its other award-winning voice and behavioral biometric products,at FinovateFall.

SafeMessage provides authentication of verified users when integrated across messaging platforms, including Signal, WhatsApp, Telegram, Skype, Slack, and others. Using SafeMessage, users will receive a positive ID icon with each incoming message, ensuring the authentic biometric identity of the sender. There are no additional steps that are required by a sender to enable this authentication check. All biometric data is collected during the natural interaction between a sender and a device. SafeMessage is designed to provide an additional layer of security for the enterprise and the public at large while communicating on messaging platforms.

Should an employee forget to log out of a computer or lose a cell phone, any attempts to send messages on those devices will be flagged as fraudulent in real time, and any recipients will be alerted immediately that the sender is unauthorized. Parents can be sure that the messages they receive from their children are verified and not sent by imposters.

The firm said SafeMessage combines voice, behavioral, and facial recognition, along with voice and facial “liveness” analysis to provide unmatched authentication and security. 

“ID R&D is thrilled to be the first to introduce frictionless authentication to messaging apps and platforms. Now secure and seamless communication is a possibility for all end users, whether over text, mobile app, instant message, chat, or the internet,” said Alexey Khitrov, CEO of ID R&D. “For enterprises seeking to protect sensitive data while delivering an enhanced communications UX, ID R&D’s solutions deliver incomparable results.”