HID Approve supports facial recognition


Apple’s Face ID, included in its new iPhone X for secure access to mobile banking and digital signatures, can also be used to secure remote access to employee data and applications.

HID Global customers now have an easy way to implement Face ID using its mobile authentication platform, either as a turnkey application or directly integrated into existing corporate apps using the HID Approve software development kit (SDK).

“HID Global now delivers an easy way for organizations to take advantage of Apple’s Face ID capability,” says Martin Ladstaetter, Vice President of Product Management, IAM Solutions, with HID Global.  “With the growing demand for an optimized user experience, facial recognition with HID Approve is a great addition for banks and enterprises that also want a high level of security.”

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, and an ASSA ABLOY Group brand, is able to combine facial recognition technology with threat detection and other risk-based intelligence – so that organizations can quickly recognize potential fraud or misuse while improving and personalizing the user experience. 

The company is developing new capabilities that make it easier for financial institutions to detect cyber threats such as malware, ransomware, application hacking, phishing and fraudulent transactions. Facial recognition will play an integral role, providing valuable data for predictive analytics and other artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.