NASHVILLE, Tenn. August 8, 2016 – mSIGNIA, the inventor of digital biometric technology and a leader in frictionless user authentication, today announced it has been named as a sample vendor in the Gartner “Hype Cycle for Mobile Security, 2016” report. mSIGNIA was named in the Mobile Platform Health Checks and Mobile-Apt User Authentication Methods categories.1
“As mobile becomes the most preferred method to bank, shop and otherwise connect with online services, it is critical to protect against fraud without disrupting the customer experience,” said Paul Miller, CEO of mSIGNIA. “mSIGNIA is grounded in mobile security and identity. Our patented digital biometric technology enables online services to safely and easily recognize returning users so confidence is not sacrificed for convenience.”
Mobile service providers need to find the right balance between security and user experience. Today, many services rely on 2-factor authentication to authenticate users. SMS text messaging, the most-widely used factor, was recently denounced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as an insecure method to authenticate a user’s device, as the message can be easily intercepted or misdirected. mSIGNIA uses an “associated push” method to verify the receiving device based on device indicators as well as the user’s changing data. If no anomalies are detected, the authentication process is invisible to the user.
Earlier this year, mSIGNIA was named as a Cool Vendor in the 2016 Gartner Cool Vendors in UEBA, Fraud Detection and User Authentication report.2
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1Gartner “Hype Cycle for Mobile Security, 2016” by Dionisio Zumerle and John Girard, 14 July 2016
2Gartner, “Cool Vendors in UEBA, Fraud Detection and User Authentication, 2016” 02 May 2016