Blog Tags: Voice id

If you’ve seen the movie, you know what I am talking about. Sugar Man was a completely unknown American singer (Sixto Rodriguez) that became unbelievably popular in South Africa. He remained fairly unknown in his own country until the Academy Award-winning documentary was released a few years ago.

The “Sugar Man” equivalent in the Voice Biometrics world is the South African Social Security Administration (SASSA) project deployed by Net1 and AGNITIO. More than 7 million citizens have already been enrolled and almost 400K verifications are done per month. But very little is known about it outside of South Africa.

In February 2014 SASSA announced the launch of a Proof of Life biometric certification for all pensioners. A clever combination of fingerprints and voiceprin...

Posted by Emilio Martinez, CEO, AGNITIO

Today’s call centers go beyond standard pins, passwords and other identifiers with the use of voice biometrics.  See how our partner, Verint, works with many of the world’s leading financial institutions to identify customers quickly and easily, while employing predictive analysis to prevent fraud -- before it happens.


Posted by Mike Goldgof, VP Marketing, AGNITIO

AGNITIO has been providing biometric voiceprint technology to law enforcement and government agencies to help them protect citizens and prevent crime. Our technology is now making its way into the mainstream to protect consumers and businesses alike in today’s online and mobile world.  Join us in celebrating 10 years of innovation and leadership with this quick video. 

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Posted by Mike Goldgof, VP Marketing, VP Marketing, AGNITIO

As most people know by now, Apple announced at their WWDC this week that they are opening Touch ID APIs to 3rd party developers. This is a great next step for the biometrics industry, as it introduces a means to use Touch ID for mobile payments and other transactions. The implications, however, are greatly understated.

Apple’s model for protecting a user’s fingerprint is that the user’s credentials are kept securely on the device and never shared over the network. This is very consistent with the model advocated by the FIDO Alliance, and this decision now opens up the possibility for IOS devices to be used as part of FIDO deployments. While the devil is in the details (we need to learn more about the specifics of the new Touch ID APIs), it seems feasible for a FIDO client to integrate with the Touch ID sensor using the new APIs.

But what does it have to do with other biometric m...

Posted by Mike Goldgof, VP Marketing, AGNITIO

Last week the FIDO Alliance ( had its first plenary meeting in Europe. Organized by Oberthur Technologies, we enjoyed a rainy spring week in Paris, by the Seine. We had perfect organization and very useful meetings. New members joined the sessions, VISA was announced as the newest board member, and Authentify announced that they will be using FIDO fingerprint authenticator already built into Samsun Galaxy S5 to authenticate their customers.

As a founding FIDO member, it is impressive to see the FIDO ecosystem growing at the speed of light. Now, attending a FIDO meeting is an opportunity to connect with almost any company in the world you could want to meet. The organizers, both those local and FIDO staff, did a great job to make the meetings productive.
The FIDO Allianc...

Posted by Emilio Martinez, CEO, AGNITIO