We need an easy to use biometric solution which can handle changing text snippets of different lengths.
Universities, e-learning providers and proctoring services often need a reliable solution to assure a student who wants to take an exam is really the individual who is expected to attend to that test. Currently, this check is mainly done with validating the ID cards through a webcam surveillance-session or other personnel intensive techniques.
With KeyTrac, institutions are able to build their own biometric authentication solution which delegates the entire legitimation process to the student. Before a student is redirected to the exam page, the user is forced to type in a short text snippet into a textbox where all keystroke dynamics gets recorded. The typing rhythm gets evaluated against the stored profile of a student. If the security check succeeds, the student can take the exam. Otherwise, appropriate bodies can be informed and are able to take further actions.
Our major requirement is a secure biometric solution which does not break the user experience.
Banks and financial services are more and more faced to an increasing rate of criminal activities and fraudulent behavior. Protecting own concerns and of course customers are the top priorities of every financial company. However, achieving this goal becomes more and more difficult, as the criminal sector is also gearing up. The premature integration of new security mechanisms are often accompanied by new workflows or a broken user experience. This all can lead to confusion of the customer and elevated cancellation rates.
Using keyboard biometrics as a reliable security attribute is straightforward and doesn't change the accustomed user behavior. KeyTrac integrates easily in all modern e-banking web applications without breaking the workflow and without impairing the user experience due to unconventional and repetitive registration processes. Quite the opposite, with KeyTrac there is no need of an extra enrolment process, it can be incorporated directly into the login process or the bank transfer form and utilize the normal user behavior for enrolling a biometric user-profile. Of course, without disturbing the user experience.
We need to reduce helpdesk expensens for resetting passwords with a biometric solution.
Companies' helpdesks are often faced to a large number of “I've forgotten my password…” support tickets, where users request a password reset for their account. Although assigning a new password is not that difficult, it is quite time consuming and restrains from other, sometimes more important tasks. To handle these tickets and keep the helpdesk responsive, it often leads to increase in staff expenditure.
Relieving the helpdesk from that time consuming password-reset-tickets is one of the demands where KeyTrac shines. You have all of the required tools at your fingertips, in order to develop a custom and enterprise-wide solution which uses real and trustable biometric data instead of that sometimes easy guessable “What was the name of your first pet?” questions to reset the password of accounts. Your users no longer have to remember any secret, special-sentence or answer to use KeyTrac. They just need to type in a short and randomly changing text phrase and they are done and able to choose a new password.
Keyboard biometrics offers us a reliable protection of client data against unauthorized access.
Lawyers, human resources and legal services of all kinds are handling sensitive data every day, and is therefore a target of online criminals. To contain this threat, there is nothing really new, just solutions like passwords, hardware tokens and other approaches that will be found out there. But most of them are prone to burglary, loss and other incidents. However, high administrative burdens and training requirements go hand in hand with mostly all of these solutions, which then prohibit the ability to have a higher level of security.
Instead of using a fragile biometric hardware like tokens, KeyTrac offers a different approach for securing sensitive and confidential data. KeyTrac uses the keystroke timing data of individuals to build a unique, secure and unforgeable biometric identifier. You can think of this unique identifier as a “always present” security token which belongs to a single individual as well. However, one of the biggest advantages of this authentication solution: this kind of security token can't be lost or stolen it reduces costs, because hardware tokens no longer have to be replaced.
Our business model is quite unconventional, so we need an exceptional biometrics solution, too.
Especially high tech companies and start ups with some creative, new and often unseen ideas often require an “unconventional” authentication solution to make their vision possible. Some “old-fashioned” solutions like hardware tokens or fingerprint reader etc. are too uncommon, too awkward or expensive for the end user. This situation often prevents new business ideas even before its launch.
Offering a biometric authentication solution, which is easy to integrate, understandable and reliable – even for non-techies – is one of the main goals of KeyTrac. With an open, highly adjustable and RESTful JSON-API KeyTrac can be connected to any solution out there. This offers a variety of new possibilities for tech companies and making their creative business ideas work. Regardless of whether you verifiy the identity of customers of an abo-commerce solution or a simple webshop, KeyTrac is ready and waiting to be integrated into your solution.
The best safety measure is that, everybody is able to use without special training and background.
With the constant rise of computing power it is becoming more and more difficult to offer reliable authentication methods which resist even simple attacks. Most users still rely on short and simple passwords. However, increasing the password policy and requiring longer and more complicated passwords leads to a poor user experience and upset a multitude of your users. For criminals, this dilemma is as an inviation for hijacking user accounts.
KeyTrac puts an end to this situation and offers the possibility for adding an additional security layer to your application which has no effect on the user experience. Even accounts with short and simple passwords – maybe vulnerable for directory attacks – are still safe. Just require KeyTracs' biometric authentication data as a prerequisite for a successful authentication in your application and you are done. As KeyTrac is very flexible and can be utilized to build custom authenticity verfications or authentication solutions you are not limited to these use cases.