Jumio wins biometric payments award
21 November 2019 16:43 GMT

Jumio has announced its Jumio Authentication solution was named a winner of the Payments Awards 2019 in the Best Use of Biometrics Category.

Now in their seventh year, the Payments Awards recognise and celebrate companies which have demonstrated excellence and innovation in the payments space. The Best Use of Biometrics Award specifically recognises a payments solution or a payments project which is utilising some form of visual or behavioural biometric that enables consumers to make payments or businesses to authenticate them.

Jumio Authentication incorporates the world’s first and only iBeta Level 1 and Level 2 certified anti-spoofing technology into its online identity verification suite to capture and process the user’s face images taken from any 2D smartphone camera or webcam. The face frames taken with Jumio Authentication are then reconstituted to create a 3D face map which contains over 100 times more liveness data than a 2D photo. This type of liveness detection ensures the user is physically present and prevents masks, dolls, photos or videos, including deepfakes, from fooling the system, offering the highest security face-based biometric verification available.

“This is a big honour for us, especially in light of the other esteemed nominees in this category. This award speaks to our ongoing commitment to innovation and face-based biometrics in serving the payments industry,” said Philipp Pointner, Chief Product Officer at Jumio. “We’re continuing to evolve, innovate and better serve our payments customers, and biometrics with certified liveness detection is empowering better customer experiences and superior fraud detection.”