Logging in, signing on and entering passwords or one-time PIN codes are barriers to optimal end-user and enterprise experiences. Existing biometrics solutions do not solve this problem (due mainly to hardware limitations), but there are some interesting technologies emerging which, if you can manage to get past the Minority Report feeling, stand to vastly improve mobile security.
Case in point, mobile identify protection service EyeVerify has announced a beta of its EyePrint Verification System - an impressive replacement for entering passwords on smartphone.
The progam is designed to help application developer participants integrate, test and deploy EyeVerify's mobile authentication solution. The program essentially provides access to the copany's technology which uses built-in cameras with smartphone devices to image and 'pattern match' the unique veins in the white's of user's eyes. The beta includes prototype applications, SDK access, technical and engieering support, along with quality assurance test plans and results.
"We're living in a world where we conduct our lives online and on the go, and yet we're plagued by password sprawl and identity theft and fraud," said Chris Barnett, EyeVerify's EVP of Global Sales and Marketing. "Eyeprinting solves this issue and, unlike other biometric verification offerings, is the first and only reliable mobile security solution that does not require additional hardware to deploy."