BehavioSec’s behavioural biometrics right match for Crossmatch
BehavioSec has partnered with identity management firm Crossmatch in a deal that will add keystroke capture to Crossmatch’s composite authentication platform, DigitalPersona, reports David Penn at Finovate (Banking Technology’s sister company).
“We selected BehavioSec’s platform because they are singularly focused on behavioural biometrics and have well-established and proven technology that already serves more than 35 million end users,” Crossmatch director of identity and access management Jeff Carpenter says.
The technology, which provides authentication based on a profile of the user’s keystroke/typing style, adds to DigitalPersona’s current authentication options of OTP, PIN, contact or contactless card, and fingerprint.
By leveraging a passive solution like Behaviosec, the firm says Crossmatch provides an additional security option without burdening the user. This is “key to ensuring a quality user experience and broadens the appeal of the technology”.
BehavioSec partnered with Gemalto in June and teamed up with fellow Finovate alum Kount in May. The Stockholm-based company opened its US office in Manhattan, New York, this spring. With more than $7 million in funding, BehavioSec includes Northzone and Octopus Ventures among its investors.