ID R&D releases SafeMessage, its AI-based biometric authentication for messaging platforms

ID R&D released on Monday SafeMessage, its initial biometric authentication technology for messaging. The new artificial intelligence based solution offers multi-layer continuous authentication across messaging platforms without any impact to the user experience.

SafeMessage provides authentication of verified users when integrated across messaging platforms, including Signal, WhatsApp, Telegram, Skype and Slack.

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.

SafeMessage provides frictionless, yet continuous authentication, and can also differentiate between an authorized user and a voice recording or a computer-generated simulation (for voice input). By integrating multiple biometric technologies and deploying them passively, ID R&D’s solutions protect sensitive data and communications against sophisticated attacks while simultaneously enhancing the user experience.

SafeMessage combines voice, behavioral, and facial recognition, along with voice and facial “liveness” analysis to provide unmatched authentication and security. Requiring a mere 1-2 seconds of free speech, keystrokes, or facial scans, SafeMessage adds to ID R&D’s suite of comprehensive, frictionless biometric solutions.

For companies and enterprises across industries including fintech, health, customer service, mobile and more, ID R&D offers IDVoice, its voice biometric solution that instantly authenticates users by evaluating individual users’ biometric voice signature; IDBehave, its low-footprint behavioral biometrics solution; IDAnti-Spoof, its security solution that can distinguish between human voice and computer-generated or modified voice (TTS and VC); SafeChat, a continuous multimodal biometric verification product for chatbots and virtual assistants; and IDSquared, the company’s solution for mobile login which combines facial recognition and behavioral biometrics during login input.

The ID Behave SDK includes behavioral biometrics such as keystroke dynamics, accelerometer, gyroscope data, and other data points. This solution utilizes the manner and rhythm in which an individual types characters on a keyboard or keypad and synchronizes it with other sensor data. The behavioral data of a user is measured to develop a unique biometric template of the user’s typing pattern or of using a screen on the device for future authentication.

Raw keystroke measurements available from almost every keyboard can be recorded to determine some keystroke statistics (including the time a key is pressed and the time between when the key is “released” and the next key is pressed).

The recorded keystroke timing data, as well as other sensor data, is then processed through a unique neural algorithm, which determines a primary pattern for future comparison.

SafeMessage adds to ID R&D’s recent technological developments, including its most recent release of IDVoice, an improvement in voice recognition speed that cut the existing industry standard by more than half.

“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.”

 


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