AGNITIO wins the world final of the Global Security Challenge

AGNITIO won yesterday the Final of the Global security Challenge (GSC) contest in London. The GSC offers a $500,000 prize fund to the most innovative security startups and SMEs. Supported by US Government agency Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) and industry giant BAE Systems plc, GSC attracted more than 200 companies from 30 countries with unique technologies and great disruptive potential. 

AGNITIO has gone through three selection processes including two rounds of presentations to international juries at regional and global level. The final jury has chosen AGNITiO among six security companies from USA (2), UK, Israel and NZ. 

AGNITIO presented its unique applications of Voice Biometrics ranging from military deployments, to forensic precision. Applications for strong authentication and fraud detection using natural conversations as well as  match-on-device mobile solutions, were also presented.

"This is a great recognition for AGNITIO's team. With this award the jury also recognizes the power of Voice Biometrics as a technology that enables unique capabilities in the security space", said Emilio Martinez CEO of AGNITIO. "The jury was impressed by the critical problems that a real Voice Biometric technology can solve, as opposed to the weak versions known today. With this award, Voice Biometric technology reaches maturity in the security space”. 

 AGNITIO SL is a privately owned company with venture capital funding from Nauta Capital (Spain) and Elaia Partners (France). It is the worldwide leader in voice biometrics technology for surveillance and authentication Solutions. AGNITIO's portfolio of products addresses a wide range of government and corporate applications. The company's technology was initially co-developed with some of the world's most reputable police organizations and is currently deployed in over 25 countries. 

With its capability of performing text independent voice verification in any language and across different voice channels, AGNITiO provides the most advanced voice biometric technology currently available for the government and corporate sectors

About the Global Security Challenge. The Global Security Challenge (GSC) is an annual prize competition for security innovators, start-ups and investors. It provides a valuable launching pad for security innovation and each year over $500,000 USD is awarded to entrepreneurs and researchers within the security technology field. The mission of the GSC is to stimulate technological innovations that make airports, cities and enterprises safer without encroaching on civil liberties.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011