AimBrain has launched a new online platform that lets anyone have access to biometrics authentication technology for free, for life. Called AimBrain On Demand (ABOD), the platform allows subscribers to access free APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for voice and face recognition technology that can be integrated on both mobile and web-based apps. Other features such as behavioural recognition and lip movement tracking for liveliness detection can also be accessed on a paid-for plan.
ABOD was designed to cut-short the sales loops businesses and developers have to go through before they can get their hands on biometrics technology. Users only have to fill-in a form with basic information before having access to biometrics APIs and SDKs, considerably raising the bar in terms of cyber-security by replacing old-school methods of passwords and PINs.
The ABOD platform is free for life and includes up to 1,000 SDKs and APIs authentication requests per month which is considered more than enough for most small businesses to test the capabilities of biometrics technology and evaluate its potential. It is important to add that this limit can be shared across multiple apps so developers can test biometrics technology in different environments and manage different projects, all with one dashboard.
So how does it work? The sign-in process has four very simple steps.
- Users must first register through this site. No credit card details are required, and once all the information has been filled in, you will receive a link to activate your personal dashboard.
- Once registered, users must choose the desired Software Development Kit (SDK)/API. All developer tools have been designed for web, iOS and Android in order to cover the most popular platforms.
- The next step is integrating SDKs into your apps to add another layer of biometric authentication security onto your project.
- And last but not least, once you have integrated your app, you can start adjusting your false reject and false accept rates to suit your own risk thresholds. And you’re all done!
Businesses or projects using SMS to send two factor authentication (2FA) will see an instant reduction in overheads with the free ABOD platform, as well as benefiting from the secure encryption and templating of biometric data, eradicating the risk of interception and account takeover.
For users looking to ‘power-up’, the paid-for version of ABOD is not only about removing the SDK and API request cap completely, but also accessing the full range of the technology AimBrain offers. This includes behavioural recognition module, AimBehaviour, which tracks and records the way a user types and clicks (pressure, time etc.) and the latest addition to the AimBrain family, AimFace//LipSync, which combines facial recognition, voice recognition with a randomised challenge and lip-movement tracking for liveliness detection.
AimBrain has reported that since the launch of ABOD earlier last month, almost 100 businesses and individuals have already subscribed to the platform and have started testing AimFace and AimVoice extensively. Users range from consultants and financial services to individual app designers. Feedback so far shows that they are using it for enterprise testing for the larger corporations, whilst the individuals are using ABOD in place of 2FA or for account/user access. Individual developers and small businesses are also already actively using the technology within their customer-facing web and mobile apps.