mSIGNIA, the leader in analytical authentication and inventor of Digital Biometrics, provides frictionless, multi-factor authentication of users and devices. mSIGNIA’s mobile-first iDNA platform features patented Digital Biometrics which uses anonymized versions of personalization and log data on the device to identify a user and their device. This data (and the way it changes) form a user’s Digital Biometric which is more unique than their fingerprint and independent of hardware. Since such data is often synchronized across devices, mSIGNIA can recognize users across devices and even on new devices. mSIGNIA is an elected technical advisor to the EMVCo Board.
mSIGNIA was founded by Paul Miller and George Tuvell and has grown to a team of approximately 20 professionals in the US and Europe.
Paul Miller has been in security since 1993 and mobile security since 1999. His prior experiences include leading global mobile security efforts at Symantec, Gemplus (now Gemalto) and GTE Cybertrust as well as innovative startups in the US and Switzerland. He has served on numerous industry boards including Radiccho (the first ever mobile security consortium), Liberty Alliance (the first identity consortium), EMVCo and Global Chipcard Alliance for payments and a European Commission project on trusted transaction roaming. He holds about ten patents with more pending.
George Tuvell’s entire career – since 1999 – has been in mobile security. mSIGNIA is George’s 3rd mobile security startup. His prior startup, SMobile Systems, was a global innovator in operator-grade mobile security solutions for large customers including AT&T, Sybase, Vodafone, Nokia, and VeriSign; Juniper Networks bought SMobile in 2010. He has worked with security industry associations including the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group, Mobile Anti-Virus Research Association, Oceanos and EMVCo. He is an inventor on about ten patents before founding mSIGNIA and about ten more with mSIGNIA.
Our Patented Technology
mSIGNIA invented analytical authentication which identifies users and devices based on their changing, personalized data — not just static keys and device hardware identifiers. No other vendors can make this claim.
Our products are protected by one or more patents including those shown below as well as international patents and other patents pending. mSIGNIA’s US patent 9,559,952 was reviewed in an IPR court and it found all 24 claims were valid inventions.
mSIGNIA machine learning products use privacy-compliant technology which analyzes a user’s personalization data to immediately recognize the user, their device and even ensure the integrity of the software running on the device. Using ongoing analytics, we learn the data and how it changes over time for a particular user to develop the user’s digital biometric profile. Data that does or can change — such as geolocation, communication logs, contacts, music and photo counts, and calendar entries — is scored differently than hardware identifiers, assigning a more accurate confidence score and providing a more reliable method of risk assessment.
When it comes to continuous authentication, change is a good thing. And mSIGNIA is the only patented solution that can anticipate data change, analyze it and use it to authenticate your users and the devices accessing your web service.