July 10, 2015 — Dallas, TX – Biometric Signature ID, a leading provider of software gesture biometrics, announced a new venture with partner B Virtual Inc., a global leader in online proctoring. The companies will offer a new solution to authenticating identity online which allows a biometric identity established by new users to be matched to legal documents providing proof of identity. This legal confirmation and real-time witnessing at the point of identity creation sets a new standard for authentication and provides a powerful weapon against fraud.
By combining Biometric Signature ID’s innovative gesture biometric with B Virtual’s live online credentialing professionals, Biometric Signature ID will provide a new level of trust that links legal identity with biometric identity for the first time in a consumer level product. Biometrics are distinct physiological characteristics unique to individuals such as fingerprints, DNA, irises, and faces. A gesture biometric is an individual’s way of behaving, in Biometric Signature ID’s case how users draw their passcode using a mouse, finger or stylus. Biometric Signature ID has been independently tested and found to be 99.97% accurate in keeping impostors out.
Rick Beaudry, CEO of B Virtual says, “We are thrilled to have been the chosen partner for Biometric Signature ID. Having our live online professionals utilizing Biometric Signature ID’s technology 24 x 7 worldwide will ensure that the person who creates their biometric signature is being credentialed and then watched as a first step in the process. ”
The addition of B Virtual’s credentialing confirmation acts as a barrier to imposters attempting to game the system by creating a false identity using their own gestures to create a drawn passcode. “Biometric Signature ID adds the necessary insurance that the person creating their passcode is really who they say they are,” says Jeff Maynard, CEO of Biometric Signature ID. “Biometric Signature ID provides truly formidable security, but it is designed to authenticate the user who created the password.Biometric Signature ID is a way to prove beyond a doubt that the person who creates the identity is the same person legally. That’s the radical step forward here.”
Biometric Signature ID is intended to assist healthcare and education institutions, and financial and corporate entities with an innovative process for authenticating and verifying online identities throughout their lifecycle; it provides institutions with unparalleled security confidence that goes beyond anything currently on the market. Biometric Signature ID employs multi-factor authentication, which the U.S. White House urged all online companies to adopt for cyber security in October 2014.
B Virtual Inc.