October 23, 2014 10:37 AM ET

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Company Overview of Authentify, Inc.

Company Overview

Authentify, Inc. provides automated authentication services for online business enterprises. It offers user authentication, transaction confirmation, transaction authentication, voice biometric, and other authentication functions for banks, E-commerce sites on the Internet, payment providers, online auction sites, insurance companies, online trading sites, and credit unions. The company provides automated out-of-band authentication that enables organizations to perform real-time, multi-factor user authentication during an Internet session. It offers its services for identity and access management, financial services, E-commerce, and healthcare applications. Authentify, Inc. has strategic all...

8745 West Higgins Road

Suite 240

Chicago, IL 60631

United States

Founded in 1999





Key Executives for Authentify, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 66
Managing Director
Chief Technology Officer
Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Authentify, Inc. Key Developments

Authentify Inc. Announces Expanded Biometric Support for Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Reader

Authentify Inc. disclosed its expanded biometric support by announcing its support for the Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint reader. Having deployed speech recognition applications since 2001 and voice biometrics since 2004, the fingerprint reader on the S5 is the first fingerprint device to be supported by Authentify. Mobility has added a level of difficulty with regard to knowing user or customer, offered Rolfe. An end-user and a device can be almost anywhere. Ensuring the device is still in the hands of the same user is critical, and biometrics are the most reliable way to do so. The company able to handle a wide range of use cases and end-users employing multiple biometrics. The FIDO model has done a great deal to spur thinking around the use of multiple biometrics for some users Relative to the widely reported successful hacks of both the S5 and Apple iPhone fingerprint sensors, Rolfe was optimistic: Successfully hacking a fingerprint reader with a gelatin model requires access to both the phone and the end-user. Most crimes committed online are remote, and the cybercriminals don't have access to the end-user. It's a very labor intensive hack. Plus, both Apple and Samsung are working on improved liveness detection to thwart spoofing via gelatin models. The Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint reader will be supported in release 3.5 of the Authentify xFA platform.

American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Selects Authentify, Inc. for NSTIC Trusted Online Identities Pilot

Authentify, Inc. announced that it has been selected to support the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)'s pilot project for raising the level of trust in online identities. Known as the Cross Sector Digital Identity Initiative (CSDII), the pilot is being conducted under the auspices of the federal National Strategy for Identity in Cyberspace (NSTIC) program and managed by its program office in the U.S. National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). The initiative will demonstrate the viability of leveraging Department of Motor Vehicles' (DMV) in-person identity proofing services to create a digital credential that can strengthen online authentication and trust when individuals access online services while also better maintaining user privacy and identity security. Authentify will provide the infrastructure to issue mobile digital credentials once an identity has been vetted by AAMVA members and out-of-band (OOB) authentication services to validate the identity token's authenticity when it is used online.

HydrantID Selects Authentify's Services to Strengthen Online SSL Certificate Delivery

Authentify, Inc. announced that its services have been selected by HydrantID to strengthen the provisioning process for purchasing Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates via HydrantID's customer portal. HydrantID joins a cadre of security conscious organizations who use Authentify. SSL Certificates are a mostly invisible yet critical component of e-commerce. A valid SSL certificate helps prove a website is legitimate and contains authenticated information about the certificate holder, including the domain to which the certificate was issued and the name of the Certificate Authority who issued the certificate. Authentify delivers its phone-based authentication work flows as a Web service. HydrantID officially rolled out the service, effective September 2013.

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