What is vFace?
Our facial recognition platform provides choice to anyone that may not have the latest technology but wants to protect their data using the latest security capabilities.
The easy to use app-based facial recognition software lets you eliminate passwords. As a result, it delivers Mobile Multi-Factor Authentication and Digital Identity Verification to both employees and customers.
As an important part of the Authentication Management module of the VeridiumID passwordless strong authentication platform, vFace uses any smartphone’s front-facing camera or laptop/desktop webcam to provide facial recognition authentication for users.
Benefits of vFace
“Windows Hello” without “Windows” and without “Hello”
Most of us will have seen the exceptional user experience of Windows Hello with Microsoft Surface Pro. Opening your laptop and looking at your device to unlock the desktop is a frictionless and secure process to ensure the correct user was accessing the device.
Those who actually used “Hello” soon discovered it had its limitations. Yes, you could unlock your laptop, but could you use “Hello” to deliver secure access to your entire application suite? Sadly, the answer was no, Microsoft designed “Hello” with Microsoft in mind, so Windows and Office 365 worked beautifully with it, all your other applications did not.
For those that were interested in Windows Hello, further limitations were identified.
Firstly, you needed to upgrade to Windows 10, perhaps not a big deal, depending on how well your applications worked in a Windows 10 environment.
Secondly, you need specific hardware for Windows 10 to work, this meant a hardware refresh for many. Then Enterprise organisations discovered further limitations, Windows Hello for Virtual Desktops was not an option, you couldn’t roam with “Hello”, users were tied to specific devices, but the biggest issue was that while “Hello” delivered passwordless user experience for Windows 10 logon and Office 365, that was a fraction of an Enterprise organisations application estate.
Veridium is Leading the Biometrics Race
Veridium have traditionally delivered a passwordless authentication approach to an organisations entire application estate, from Windows logon, VPN access, WEB and SaaS applications, mobile and even legacy applications through phone as a token.
Using your mobile phone, coupled with your biometrics, users are able to securely authenticate to all of their applications and services, without a password and without a token, improving user experience and enhancing security, by eliminating credential sharing, phishing attacks, brute force attacks and keyboard loggers all while driving down operational costs for organisations.
Veridium enhanced this capability even further, eliminating the requirement to use a mobile phone as a token and allowing users to use Windows “Hello” from their Windows 10 device to authenticate not just to the desktop and O365, but to their entire application estate.
However, this didn’t solve the problem for users without Windows 10 and the correct hardware to run “Hello”.
Veridium have developed our own suite of biometric capabilities to solve a number of different use cases for organisations. Our 4 Fingers TouchlessID technology turned a mobile phone into a fingerprint scanner while Veridium vFace technology brought facial recognition capability to mobile devices without inbuilt facial recognition capability.
Veridium designed vFace to be cross platform, allowing us to deliver facial recognition to mobile devices running Android and iOS, as well as the capability to deliver facial recognition to a laptop or desktop device with a webcam and a browser.
Go Passwordless without
Veridium vFace, delivers a “Windows Hello” experience of using a facial recognition for passwordless user authentication. It’s device agnostic, it will run on Windows 7,8, 10 and Server operating systems, Mac, Chromebook, Linux and thin clients. There are no specific hardware requirements other than a Webcam and a Browser on the device.
It allows organisations to deliver passwordless authentication to their entire application estate, Windows, VPN, WEB, SaaS applications, native and virtual applications, all through a simple, frictionless and secure user experience of looking at your Webcam.
Veridium can now deliver “Windows Hello” type experience without Windows, without specific hardware requirements and importantly, deliver passwordless authentication to an organisations entire application estate.