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Security: Business use of Biometric Authentication to Grow Rapidly

By Dick Weisinger

Workers will soon be using biometrics authentication on a regular basis to gain access to their workplace information. Gartner says that in just three years that 70 percent of organizations will be using biometric access for their smartphone apps, compared to less than 5 percent today.

Ant Allan, research vice president at Gartner, said that “biometric authentication uses biological or behavioral traits unique to each person and offers better UX/CX and accountability than other common methods. Implementing this via smartphone apps provides more consistency in UX/CX and is technically simpler than supporting it directly on a variety of different endpoint devices.”

Markets and Markets research estimate that the facial recognition market will be worth $7.76 billion in 2022.

Biometic authentication has a big advantage of convenience. But the downside to the technology however is that currently it is often spoofed without too much effort. There are numerous reports of software falsely accepting spoofed fingerprints and facial recognition. But technology vendors have made vigorous attempts to combat spoofing.

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