Aware Combines Face and Voice in Knomi Version 2.6 

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Aware, a provider of biometrics software and services, has released Knomi 2.6, the latest version of its mobile biometric software with passive facial liveness and authentication combined with speaker recognition before providing access to applications and networks.

With Knomi 2.6, face and speaker recognition are combined into a single platform.

"We are excited to introduce this truly unique product to the market," said Rob Mungovan, Aware's chief commercial officer, in a statement. "It's a significant advancement in the ongoing pursuit of strong, secure, passwordless authentication. With Knomi 2.6, our customers can authenticate users through their face or their voice. Additionally, both biometrics can be implemented in a fused approach to ensure a super strong, difficult to repudiate, passwordless authentication. We believe the combination of face plus voice biometrics, with face liveness and voice liveness, make Knomi 2.6 a one-of-a-kind-offering."

Knomi 2.6 includes algorithms for voice liveness, or anti-spoofing, to analyze the spoken phrase to ensure it originates from a live human and is not a recording or synthetically generated voice presented by a machine or device. It enables a system to associate a spoken phrase to a specific person in a process similar to face recognition supporting any language, phrase, or sentence to verify user identities.

"We know firsthand that managing security without compromising privacy is key to our customers, and Knomi 2.6 mobile biometric enrollment and authentication makes the promise possible," said Mohamed Lazzouni, chief technology officer at Aware, in a statement. "Using face and voice liveness detection running on the user's device, Knomi 2.6 raises the bar on protecting user privacy and security against presentation attacks, with the convenience of taking a selfie and recording a voice memo. An advanced architecture that uses minimal on device software while retaining key processing on the server helps both users and administrators take full advantage of the technology while keeping the management overhead of the platform low, easy to maintain, and highly adaptable to customer needs."

Knomi applies a variety of biometric algorithms to enable mobile onboarding and passwordless authentication experience. Its web services and mobile device SDKs work together to perform biometric capture, liveness detection, and matching, with face and voice modalities supported.

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