Sensory Releases AppLock Fave/Voice Recognition
Sensory today announced the first full-feature release of its free and highly secure face and voice biometric fusion app called AppLockFace/Voice Recognition on the Google Play store.
The app combines advanced deep learning face and voice biometric authentication technologies.
"Excitement for biometric technologies on mobile devices continues to be a driving force for innovation and adoption in the mobile space. We designed our AppLock Face/Voice Recognition app to provide users a seamless option for securing any app installed on their Android devices with our proprietary face and voice biometric technologies. By combining face and voice biometrics we are able to provide users with more than twice the security of single-mode biometrics like fingerprint and iris," said Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory, in a statement.
Once AppLock Face/Voice Recognition is installed, users are taken through a quick enrollment and setup procedure. During enrollment, users can select from three pre-determined voice passphrases or set their own. Then, by simply looking at the camera and repeating the passphrase three times, the user is enrolled and can then select which apps to protect, as well as the level of security for each.
AppLock Face/Voice Recognition offers two modes of biometric security: convenience mode, which uses either face or voice based on whichever biometric is verified first, or TrulySecure mode, which requires verification of both face and voice biometrics . In the advanced settings menu, users can further secure their apps by enabling liveness detection, ensuring that a photo of the user wont trigger a false accept.
When opening any app protected by AppLock Face/Voice Recognition, a window instantly appears prompting the user to get in sight of the camera, while in parallel the microphone begins listening for the user's voice saying the enrolled passphrase. The user verification process is nearly instant, and once identity is verified the window quickly disappears and the app opens.
"Security apps are an interesting category on the Google Play Store. We've found that in order to keep mobile users using a security app long-term, it must possess significant security advantages while not obstructing the user experience. The moment an app becomes inconvenient, it gets deleted. For this reason, we purposefully designed AppLock Face/Voice Recognition to be extremely secure, yet simple to set up, robust in features, and discreet in function," said Gordon Haupt, senior director of vision technologies at Sensory, in a statement.
AppLock Face/Voice Recognition only requires a front facing camera and microphone, making it compatible with virtually all Android smartphones and tablets.
AppLock Face/Voice Recognition is powered by Sensory's TrulySecure technology, a deep-learning face and voice biometric authentication solution. Sensory offers TrulySecure SDKs for all major operating systems.
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