Animetrics App Uses Facial Recognition to Secure Smartphones
Animetrics Inc. has begun offering FaceR CredentialME in Apple's iPhone App store and FaceR CredentialME AppLock in Google's Android Market.
FaceR CredentialME AppLock enables the Android smart phone user to use facial recognition as the biometric authentication to unlock any application installed on the user's Android device. CME AppLock provides the options of using a password or letting the device camera automatically take a picture of your face and thereby verify the user via face recognition to secure the user's choice of applications.
Based on the same technology used by the U.S. Department of Defense, FaceR CredentialME accurately verifies your identity using only your face. CredentialME demonstrates real facial recognition authentication using cloud-based facial search and retrieval applications.
FaceR CredentialME for the iPhone does the same face recognition and authentication as the Android CredentialME AppLock only it does not control securing individual applications on the iPhone.
Both applications can be used as a second-factor authentication via bundling with third party applications.
With the advancement of smartphones and the projected increase in usage for handheld computers, especially with the introduction of 4G, end users are going to be doing things they just couldn't do before. More data and personal information is going to be stored and accessed directly from the end user's mobile phone. Paul Schuepp, president and CEO of Animetrics said, "We're carrying in our pocket now full-functioning, powerful computing and communications devices with integrated applications that run our businesses, our social networks, our life. It has become most important to protect our applications so that only I can use my private and personal apps. FaceR CredentialME provides the powerful security of an easy to use biometric. Your face is your credential and only your credential. Enterprises and consumers can use this powerful tool to secure their mobile systems via a wireless connection to a cloud-based security solution."
Both versions of the FaceR applications are based on Animetrics Patented 2D-3D FACEngine facial recognition technology. CredentialME is also offered for use to smartphone application developers to embed for primary or two-factor authentication in securing their app.