Jumio adds 3D liveness detection
24 October 2018 15:02 GMT

AI-powered trusted identity as a service provider Jumio has announced the addition of FaceTec’s ZoOm 3D Face Liveness Detection to its online identity verification suite.

The firms said ZoOm’s capabilities improve the security, speed and user experience for liveness detection of new users, providing an additional layer of assurance and fraud prevention for digital businesses during the account creation process. This further helps Jumio deliver a more definitive “yes” or “no” decision to our business customers on the identity verification transaction.

Jumio has long offered liveness detection as part of Netverify Identity Verification for both mobile and desktop users. Jumio adopted and integrated FaceTec ZoOm 3D Face Liveness Detection to better thwart fraudsters who are increasingly using spoofing attacks to acquire someone else’s privileges or access rights. They do this by using a photo, video or a different substitute for an authorized person’s face.

After rigorous testing of numerous liveness detection solutions in this quickly evolving space, ZoOm provided the most accurate and secure solution.

“In our tests, ZoOm quickly distinguished itself as the segment leader,” said Philipp Pointner, Chief Product Officer of Jumio. “The interface is intuitive and the liveness detection AI is by far the strongest we have ever seen.”

FaceTec recently announced that ZoOm is the first face biometric authentication software to achieve a Level 1 rating in the iBeta (NIST/NVLAP) Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) certification test. The test determines the real-world effectiveness of anti-spoofing technology in compliance with the ISO 30107-3 global standard.

“More than 1,500 spoof sessions were attempted over six days of demanding testing and ZoOm achieved a perfect 100 percent anti-spoofing score,” said Josh Rose, Chief Technology Officer of FaceTec. “Furthermore, the ISO 30107-3 standard requires test subjects be fully cooperative and provide any and all biometric data requested, ensuring the liveness detection is strong enough to combat complicit user fraud and phishing attacks.”

“In addition to its anti-spoofing detection capabilities, FaceTec’s liveness detection offers some very tangible benefits in terms of a more streamlined user experience and omnichannel support,” said Stephen Stuut, Chief Executive Officer of Jumio. “ZoOm-enhanced liveness detection will be integrated within the Netverify solution at no additional charge to our existing customers. This integration improves the quality of Jumio’s identity verification process which, in turn, provides a better onboarding experience and dramatically reduces the number of manual reviews performed by our business customers.”