ID R&D Announces World’s First Biometric Authentication for Messaging Platforms

New AI-based solution secures communications seamlessly with award-winning proprietary voice, behavioral, and facial biometric technology

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NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, ID R&D, the biometric solutions provider offering proprietary AI-based behavioral, voice, and anti-spoofing user authentication capabilities, releases the industry’s first biometric authentication technology for messaging. The new solution, SafeMessage, offers multi-layer continuous authentication across messaging platforms without any impact to the user experience. ID R&D will be demoing SafeMessage, as well as its other award-winning voice and behavioral biometric products, today at FinovateFall.

SafeMessage provides authentication of verified users when integrated across messaging platforms, including Signal, WhatsApp, Telegram, Skype, Slack, and others. Using SafeMessage, users will receive a positive ID icon with each incoming message, ensuring the authentic biometric identity of the sender. There are no additional steps that are required by a sender to enable this authentication check. All biometric data is collected during the natural interaction between a sender and a device. SafeMessage is designed to provide an additional layer of security for the enterprise and the public at large while communicating on messaging platforms.

Should an employee forget to log out of a computer or lose a cell phone, any attempts to send messages on those devices will be flagged as fraudulent in real time, and any recipients will be alerted immediately that the sender is unauthorized. Parents can be sure that the messages they receive from their children are verified and not sent by imposters.

SafeMessage provides frictionless, yet continuous authentication, and can also differentiate between an authorized user and a voice recording or a computer-generated simulation (for voice input). By integrating multiple biometric technologies and deploying them passively, ID R&D’s solutions protect the most sensitive data and communications against sophisticated attacks while simultaneously enhancing the user experience.

SafeMessage combines voice, behavioral, and facial recognition, along with voice and facial “liveness” analysis to provide unmatched authentication and security. Requiring a mere 1-2 seconds of free speech, keystrokes, or facial scans, SafeMessage adds to ID R&D’s suite of comprehensive, frictionless biometric solutions. For companies and enterprises across industries including fintech, health, customer service, mobile and more, ID R&D offers:

  • IDVoice, its voice biometric solution that instantly authenticates users by evaluating individual users’ biometric voice signature
  • IDBehave, its low-footprint behavioral biometrics solution
  • IDAnti-Spoof, its award-winning security solution that can distinguish between human voice and computer-generated or modified voice (TTS and VC)
  • SafeChat, the industry’s first and only continuous multimodal biometric verification product for chatbots and virtual assistants
  • IDSquared, the company’s flagship solution for mobile login which combines facial recognition and behavioral biometrics during login input

SafeMessage adds to ID R&D’s recent technological developments, including its most recent release of IDVoice, an improvement in voice recognition speed that cut the existing industry standard by more than half. Upon learning about ID R&D’s achievement, Opus Research and biometrics specialist analyst Ravin Sanjith tweeted, “Just 1-2 seconds of net audio for high end accuracy; that could be a real game changer.”

“ID R&D is thrilled to be the first to introduce frictionless authentication to messaging apps and platforms. Now secure and seamless communication is a possibility for all end users, whether over text, mobile app, instant message, chat, or the internet,” said Alexey Khitrov, CEO of ID R&D. “For enterprises seeking to protect sensitive data while delivering an enhanced communications UX, ID R&D’s solutions deliver incomparable results.”

The company was also recently selected as a TechCrunch Top Pick for Fintech at the Disrupt SF conference.

About ID R&D
ID R&D is an award-winning provider of multi-modal biometric security solutions based in New York, NY. With more than 25 years of experience in biometrics, the company’s management and development teams apply the latest scientific breakthroughs to significantly enhance authentication experiences. ID R&D combines a science-driven seamless authentication experience with the capabilities of a leading research and development team. ID R&D’s focus is on behavioral biometrics, voice biometrics, keystroke dynamics, and biometric fusion. In March 2018, the company was named a top-ten AI startup by Microsoft Ventures. Learn more at


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