Biometric Technology

Aware is a leading global provider of software products and solutions for biometric identification and authentication. They are used for variety of applications including financial services, enterprise security, border management, and law enforcement. Aware is a publicly held company (NASDAQ: AWRE) based in Bedford, Massachusetts.

Biometric Solutions Use Cases

INTERVIEW: Rob Mungovan, Chief Commercial Officer, Aware

2020-06-01T11:55:19-04:00By |

Aware has been an important player in the biometrics industry for decades now, but the company has enjoyed renewed attention in recent years thanks to its Knomi solution. A mobile authentication app that first relied primarily on facial recognition, Knomi has just undergone an upgrade, with voice biometrics added to the mix alongside enhanced liveness [...]

Addressing Vendor Lock-In in ABIS Systems | White Paper

2019-12-20T12:24:12-05:00By |

“Vendor lock-in” is a term that describes when a technology vendor imposes switching costs upon their customer—intentionally or otherwise—to make it unattractive for them to replace their installed products. It’s done by designing and deploying a system in such a way that makes it exceedingly difficult, risky, or expensive to replace part or all [...]

Liveness detection in biometrics is essential for mobile authentication and onboarding

2020-01-29T12:36:05-05:00By |

Mobile biometrics offer banks and other businesses a way to more effectively verify the identities of their new and existing customers. Mobile onboarding allows a prospective banking customer to open an account without visiting a branch. Biometrics make this identity proofing process more robust and secure. New customers can then use their biometrics in place [...]

Optimizing biometric algorithms for large-scale law enforcement applications

2020-01-20T11:25:07-05:00By |

The use of biometrics in law enforcement dates as far back as the late 1800s. But early matching methods such as the Henry System were time-consuming and often inconclusive; it wasn’t until the 1970s that computers began helping law enforcement agencies automate fingerprint matching to achieve greater efficiency and accuracy. In the 1980s, the FBI [...]

PODCAST: Aware’s David Benini Talks On-Device Biometrics & Enterprise Security

2020-01-20T11:26:02-05:00By |

An expert conversation on the death of the password, biometric liveness detection, and the future of identity in the workplace. It’s On-Device Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, a five-week deep dive on the authentication paradigm that’s killing passwords. That’s why, in the latest episode of The FindBiometrics & Mobile ID World Podcast, host Peter Counter sits down with David Benini, [...]

Aware Biometrics Blog makes Top 25 Biometric Blogs list

2020-01-20T11:29:07-05:00By |

Biometrics Blogs List. The Best Biometrics Blogs from thousands of Biometrics blogs on the web using search and social metrics. Subscribe to these websites because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking [...]

White Paper   |   Mobile Biometric Authentication: Device-centric vs. server-centric architecture

2020-01-20T11:29:47-05:00By |

Multiple biometric modalities for authentication can achieve higher biometric performance. Introduction: Biometrics use “inherent” factors (something the user is) to authenticate a user’s identity. Relative to knowledge- and possession-based authentication methods (something the user knows and something the user has), inherent authentication factors like biometrics are difficult to steal and spoof. We can’t easily tell when a fraudster uses a stolen password or mobile device, but with biometrics and liveness detection we can better detect when a fraudster is at work so that their access can be prevented.

Mobile biometric authentication: A password-free future comes into focus

2020-01-20T11:29:53-05:00By |

Introduction If you looked into your Magic 8-Ball and asked, “Will I ever be able to stop using passwords for authentication?” it would certainly reply: “Outlook good.” And the outlook is good considering biometrics are making authentication simpler and more secure than ever. Passwords have never looked so retro. But if you asked us the same question, [...]

Mobile biometric authentication: Multimodal approaches for improved matching and spoof detection

2020-01-20T11:29:59-05:00By |

The Future of Mobile Authentication: Multimodal Biometrics - The vast majority of modern authentication implementations strive to maximize both security and convenience; that is, to: - Make it as difficult as possible for a fraudster to steal or spoof the rightful user’s authentication factors (e.g. device, password, token, biometric). - Avoid interference with access to the protected asset or service for the rightful user. - Dissuade the user from circumventing the intended security mechanisms.

The State of Biometrics Solutions: Use Cases and Advances

2020-01-20T11:30:19-05:00By |

Global Market Insights estimated that the biometrics market will be worth $31 billion by 2023, with future growth driven by consumer-facing applications like mobile authentication. Consumer electronics, healthcare, banking, and even the home safety industry are integrating advanced biometrics capabilities into their products, services, and operations. This is in part because biometric technology is performing [...]