Q&A With Christophe Remillet, Founder of OneVisage

by admin on July 1, 2017

LTP Team: What is the problem with two-factor authentication?

Christophe Remillet: On one hand, you have passwords and PIN codes that are painful and unsafe. On the other hand, you have two authentication factors or two-step authentication solutions that are seriously impairing the end-user experience, resulting in >30% of transaction abandonments. So it has to be simpler and safer.

LTP: Are the new generation of millennials more willing to switch to biometric authentication?

CR: Recent reports indicate that 75% of generation Z wants to use biometry. Biometric solutions need to be aligned with the nature of the transaction. For example, low-value payments must be instantaneous and shouldn’t require any specific actions from users, whereas high-value transactions should not necessarily be that fast but should be really secure.

LTP: Banks are slow at adopting biometric authentication. Why? 

CR: There are multiple root causes that are slowing down the process. First, it’s mainly about finding a biometric solution that really preserves five criteria/key values: user-experience, security, universality (aka multi-channels), cost-effectiveness and data privacy. Until OneVisage, no one in the market came with a solution that fulfilled these five criteria. Second, as a matter of fact, most core banking systems were designed +20 years ago, when the concept of multi-channels didn’t really exist at that time. Taking into account the mobile device revolution is a big change and banks need time to adapt their infrastructure and product offerings. Lastly, there are important data protection and privacy regulations that are coming out, which must be taken into account per country, therefore making the whole adoption process complex.

Q&A With Christophe Remillet, Founder of OneVisage

LTP: Why is now the right time to adopt 3D authentication?

CR: In a nutshell, the market is now looking for security and universality. As a matter of fact, we are now in 2017 and there are roughly 50 mobile devices which are fingerprint-enabled out of more than 24,000 mobile devices. If you do the math, you’ll see that less than 18% of mobile device owners worldwide can use this biometric modality. With more than 2.2 billion devices shipped out there, it becomes now urgent to find out a truly universal solution that runs on mobile devices. Facial authentication is the only one that fulfills great user experience, simplicity, cost-effectiveness, and universality. But the industry has focused on 2D-based solutions (2D facial, 2D eyes regions) to ease the user-experience, sacrificing the security. It is now well-known that all of these 2D solutions can be spoofed in minutes or even seconds by just using a picture or video of you. This is where 3D facial authentication is changing the game. 3D facial authentication is redefining the anti-spoofing and hacking limits. As an example, OneVisage is the only one that can guarantee 100% spoof-proofing to any printed or static picture of you.

LTP: Apple and Samsung’s new 3D camera will push banks to 3D authentication. Can you elaborate on this statement?

CR: Yes, you’re right. We are really impatient at OneVisage to see the first mobile devices embedding these 3D cameras. This will be a game changer as it will immediately propose to people the simplest and natural authentication process: an individual will just have to look at the camera to get strongly authenticated in less than one second. It cannot be simpler. The second key benefit will be about totally rejecting any spoofing attacks based on video replay or use of 3D avatars. In other words, it means that it will be impossible to spoof (not to be confused with a hack) such a biometric system, therefore providing a superior level of security than security tokens (which you can exchange or get stolen easily). We expect the accuracy to be so high that identical twins will be distinguished easily.

LTP: Why will OneVisage lead the 3D authentication space for banks?

CR: OneVisage is positioned as an independent 3D biometric solution provider in the market. Banks are looking to fully control solutions and low-coupling to any specific vendor or solution. Using the 3D facial biometric solution of a specific manufacturer will be total nonsense for a bank as it would immediately mean that the bank is depending on that specific solution. And on top of it, the bank would just give its customers database to the manufacturer. This is where OneVisage is acting as an agnostic third party, making the bridge between financial services and manufacturers.

LTP: If OneVisage’s product is successful, how will this positively impact banks in the next five years?

CR: OneVisage’s 3DAuth technology will be a game changer as it will allow financial services to offer higher security than security tokens or other biometric means, enable tens of millions of people to access digital financial services by just using their own mobile device without requiring any specific hardware at the price or even at a fraction of the price of password-based solutions with a strict observation of individual’s data privacy and protection. Banks will allow to nearly eliminate identity theft and make customers have a greater digital banking experience while better protecting their data privacy.

Link to article: https://letstalkpayments.com/q-and-a-with-christophe-remillet-founder-onevisage/

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OneVisage Announces First 3D Facial Authentication Solution Running on iOS

by admin on June 22, 2017

OneVisage, the award-winning and leading 3D facial authentication company today announced that it will unveil first 3D facial authentication solution that runs on iOS platform. As of today, there is no 3D facial authentication solutions available on iPhone or iPad mobile devices.

According to market experts, first front 3D cameras and 3D facial verification solutions should be unveiled later, in Fall this year by few major equipment manufacturers.

Today is a special day as we are proud to announce the first full 3D facial authentication solution that runs on iOS mobile devices. Financial services and identity management solution providers are looking to offer the same user-experience and high-level of security to all their customers, regardless if they use an iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S8 or Huawei Honor as an example. We can now potentially address more than 60% of mobile device owners in the world – aka more than 1 billion people – which probably positions us as the most universal and strongest authentication solution in the market.” said Praveen Gajjala, Sales Director EMEA of OneVisage.

Omni-channel management is key for financial services to offer the same experience to customers across branch, mobile and on-line channels. According to 2016 North America Consumer Digital Banking Survey made by Accenture Consulting, only 27% of consumers say that omni-channel experience is seamless.

We listened financial services and learnt that omni-channel and universality are key features. Allowing customers to log in their e-banking account on their laptop or mobile device, by only using their mobile device, is now a must-have feature. Our 3DAuth solution is uniquely poised for being the universal solution to address nearly all authentication use cases for banks, payment service providers and card issuers, regardless the user’s mobile device platform.” said Brian Haverty, Vice President of Sales, Americas.

According to analyst Ming Chi-Kuo interviewed by Business Insider UK in February 2017, Apple’s next generation 3D iPhone camera could reinvent user experience.

We are really impatient to see the first smartphones coming with 3D front cameras, which are foreseen to be unveiled in October-November this year. When combined to our unique 3DAuth technology, such devices will allow instantaneous, very strong authentication, users just making single shot selfies in few hundred milliseconds. Security will be seriously reinforced as it will be impossible to spoof such devices with a video, 3D avatar or virtual reality tool. We believe this will announce the beginning of the 3D facial authentication revolution that will supersede any other biometric alternatives, making passwords and pin-codes things of the past. This will be a major change in our everyday digital live.” said Christophe Remillet, CEO of OneVisage.

CEO Christophe Remillet and Praveen Gajjala, OneVisage EMEA Sales Director, will be exhibiting and meeting with financial services partners at Money 20/20 – Europe in Copenhaguen, Denmark. Christophe and Praveen OneVisage SA – Rue de Bourg 25 – 1003 Lausanne – Switzerland www.onevisage.com will provide live demonstrations of the latest OneVisage authentication software developed for financial services, using both iOS and Android mobile devices.

3DAuth SDK for mobile devices is currently available via an exclusive alpha/beta program. Please contact us for further information.

To set up an appointment at Money 20/20 Europe 2017, please visit our website http://onevisage.com/events or send an email at info@onevisage.com or call us: +41 21 566 70 55 (Europe) +1 650 544 4051 (North America).

For general information inquiries, please send an email at info@onevisage.com

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OneVisage® Breaks Ground by Announcing First 3D Facial Authentication Solution Running on iOS At Money 20/20 Europe

by admin on June 20, 2017

PressRelease-Banner3DAuth™ SDK is first to enable 3D facial authentication on iOS devices, providing secure digital financial services to more than 60% mobile devices owners[i]  


LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – June 20th, 2017 – OneVisage, the award-winning and leading 3D facial authentication company today announced that it will unveil first 3D facial authentication solution that runs on iOS platform. As of today, there is no 3D facial authentication solutions available on iPhone or iPad mobile devices. According to market experts, first front 3D cameras and 3D facial verification solutions should be unveiled later, in Fall this year by few major equipment manufacturers.

Today is a special day as we are proud to announce the first full 3D facial authentication solution that runs on iOS mobile devices. Financial services and identity management solution providers are looking to offer the same user-experience and high-level of security to all their customers, regardless if they use an iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S8 or Huawei Honor as an example. We can now potentially address more than 60% of mobile device owners in the world – aka more than 1 billion people –  which probably positions us as the most universal and strongest authentication solution in the market.” said Praveen Gajjala, Sales Director EMEA of OneVisage.

Omni-channel management is key for financial services to offer the same experience to customers across branch, mobile and on-line channels. According to 2016 North America Consumer Digital Banking Survey made by Accenture Consulting, only 27% of consumers say that omni-channel experience is seamless.

We listened financial services and learnt that omni-channel and universality are key features. Allowing customers to log in their e-banking account on their laptop or mobile device, by only using their mobile device, is now a must-have feature. Our 3DAuth solution is uniquely poised for being the universal solution to address nearly all authentication use cases for banks, payment service providers and card issuers, regardless the user’s mobile device platform.” said Brian Haverty, Vice President of Sales, Americas.

According to analyst Ming Chi-Kuo interviewed by Business Insider UK in February 2017, Apple’s next generation 3D iPhone camera could reinvent user experience.

We are really impatient to see the first smartphones coming with 3D front cameras, which are foreseen to be unveiled in October-November this year. When combined to our unique 3DAuth technology, such devices will allow instantaneous, very strong authentication, users just making single shot selfies in few hundred milliseconds. Security will be seriously reinforced as it will be impossible to spoof such devices with a video, 3D avatar or virtual reality tool. We believe this will announce the beginning of the 3D facial authentication revolution that will supersede any other biometric alternatives, making passwords and pin-codes things of the past. This will be a major change in our everyday digital live. » said Christophe Remillet, CEO of OneVisage.

CEO Christophe Remillet and Praveen Gajjala, OneVisage EMEA Sales Director, will be exhibiting and meeting with financial services partners at Money 20/20 – Europe in Copenhaguen, Denmark. Christophe and Praveen will provide live demonstrations of the latest OneVisage authentication software developed for financial services, using both iOS and Android mobile devices.

3DAuth SDK for mobile devices is currently available via an exclusive alpha/beta program. Please contact us for further information.

To set up an appointment at Money 20/20 Europe 2017, please visit our website http://onevisage.com/events or send an email at info@onevisage.com or call us: +41 21 566 70 55 (Europe) +1 650 544 4051 (North America).

For general information inquiries, please send an email at info@onevisage.com

 About OneVisage®

OneVisage® is a leading cyber-security company founded in 2013 with offices in Lausanne, Switzerland (headquarters) and Sunnyvale, CA (USA), that enables financial services, Identity & Access Management providers and cyber-security integrators to reduce identity theft and transaction abandonments. Our 3DAuth™ solutions provide higher security, data protection and greater user’s experience than passwords, security tokens or other biometric modalities at a fraction of their prices by using cutting edge 3D facial authentication technology running on consumer-grade mobile devices. OneVisage® has been awarded Edison Awards 2016 – ICT Security Gold medal, Red Herring 2015 Top 100 Europe, CTIA Startup Lab 2015 – Identity Management Winner. OneVisage® is proud to be the only “Swiss Made Software” biometric company and is a member of the FIDO alliance and European Association for Biometrics (EAB) associations.

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[i] As of June 5th 2017: Android 5.0 (or higher) represents 71.5%, iOS 10.0 (or higher) represents 86%, representing approximately in total more than 60% of mobile devices shipped out in the market. Sources: https://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.htmlhttps://developer.apple.com/support/app-store/

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OneVisage unveils First Passwordless Biometric Solution at SIBOS 2016

by admin on September 28, 2016

OneVisage unveiled at SIBOS 2016 in Geneva its 3DAuth PaaS platform. This is the first biometric authentification solution for mobile devices that is totally password-free for customers, co-workers and IT administrators. The solution opens new perspectives in fast growing industries such as fintech.

OneVisage, one of the leading 3D facial authentication companies developing breakthrough digital identity solutions for financial services and Identity and Access Management (IAM) providers, announced that its 3DAuth digital identity verification platform now provides a complete passwordless experience to users and IT administrators. The solution was unveiled Monday at SIBOS 2016 exhibition in Geneva.

“According to a PwC information security 2015 survey, current and former employees in financial services organizations still represent nearly two third (64%) of security incidents. As most of, not to say all, financial services companies rely on passwords or pin codes for handling their core application systems – even when biometric alternatives are in place – we realized how dangerous and inconsistent this situation is from a security angle.” said Christophe Remillet, CEO, OneVisage.

“As everybody knows, password systems are now broken. We are proud to unveil at SIBOS 2016 what seems to be the first authentication solution that totally eliminates passwords and pin-codes. Upon discussing with bank security managers and IT administrators, we realized the difficulty and pain for them to manage tens, even hundreds of passwords. But beside painful administrative tasks, “what you have” solutions such as passwords or security tokens create weak security points as well as non-repudiation issues that are very difficult to detect and overcome. Thanks to 3DAuth facial authentication platform, financial services can now protect themselves against internal threats while making important security cost savings.” said Christophe Remillet, CEO, OneVisage.

OneVisage is a leading cyber-security company founded in 2013 with offices in Lausanne and Zurich. The startup enables financial services, Identity and Access Management providers and mobile operators to reduce identity theft and transaction abandonments. OneVisage was among the Red Herring 2015 Top 100 Europe startups, CTIA Startup Lab 2015 – Identity Management Winner and Edison Awards 2016 – Gold winner in category “ICT security”. The company is also a member of the FIDO alliance and European Association for Biometrics (EAB)

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Full article: http://www.startupticker.ch/en/news/september-2016/onevisage-announces-first-passwordless-biometric-solution-at-sibos-2016

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La fin des mots de passe dans les banques?

by admin on September 26, 2016

Onevisage. La startup basée à Lausanne lance un système d’authentification biométrique en trois dimensions. Conçu pour être intégré directement dans les systèmes IT bancaires.

La société OneVisage profite du salon Sibos, qui s’ouvre aujourd’hui à Genève, pour dévoiler un système d’authentification biométrique permettant de franchir une étape de plus dans la sécurité. Créée en 2013, elle avait communiqué l’an dernier sur son système de «selfie 3D», …

Lire la suite de l’article: http://www.agefi.com/quotidien-agefi/suisse/detail/edition/2016-09-26/article/onevisage-la-startup-basee-a-lausanne-lance-un-systeme-dauthentification-biometrique-en-trois-dimensions-concu-pour-etre-integre-directement-dans-les-systemes-it-bancaires-436271.html

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OneVisage® Announcing First Passwordless Biometric Solution at SIBOS 2016

by admin on September 23, 2016

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3DAuth PaaS platform is first biometic authentication solution for mobile devices that is totally password-free for customers, co-workers and IT administrators


 LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – September 23rd 2016 – OneVisage®, the award-winning and leading 3D facial authentication company that develops breakthrough digital identity solutions for financial services and Identity & Access Management (IAM) providers, announced today that 3DAuth™ digital identity verification platform now provides a complete passwordless experience to users and IT administrators. The solution will be unveiled at SIBOS 2016 exhibition on Monday 26th of September.

According to a PWC information security 2015 survey, current and former employees in financial services organizations still represent nearly two thirds (64%) of security incidents. As most of, not to say all, financial services companies rely on passwords or pin codes for handling their core application systems – even when biometric alternatives are in place – we realized how dangerous and inconsistent this situation is from a security angle.” said Christophe Remillet, CEO, OneVisage.

As everybody knows, password systems are now broken. We are proud to unveil at SIBOS 2016 what seems to be the first authentication solution that totally eliminates passwords and pin-codes. Upon discussing with bank security managers and IT administrators, we realized the difficulty and pain for them to manage tens even hundreds of passwords. But beside painful administrative tasks, “what you have” solutions such as passwords or security tokens create weak security points as well as non-repudiation issues that are very difficult to detect and overcome. Thanks to 3DAuth facial authentication platform, financial services can now protect themselves against internal threats while making important security cost savings.” said Christophe Remillet, CEO, OneVisage.

OneVisage® will exhibit the alpha release of 3DAuth PaaS™ platform at SIBOS 2016 – Stand G54 (Swiss FinTech corner) on Monday 26th of September.

To set up an appointment at the show, please send an email at info@onevisage.com, visit our web site or call us: +41 21 566 70 55

For information about SIBOS or the Swiss FinTech corner, please visit www.sibos.com or swissfintechcorner.ch

For general information inquiries, please send an email at info@onevisage.com

About OneVisage®

OneVisage® is a leading cyber-security company founded in 2013 with offices in Lausanne and Zurich, Switzerland, that enables financial services, Identity & Access Management providers and mobile operators to reduce identity theft and transaction abandonments. Our 3DAuth™ solutions provide higher security and greater user’s experience than passwords, security tokens or other biometric modalities at a fraction of their prices by using cutting edge 3D facial authentication technology running on consumer-grade mobile devices. OneVisage® has been awarded Red Herring 2015 Top 100 Europe, CTIA Startup Lab 2015 – Identity Management Winner and Edison Awards 2016 – Gold winner in category “ICT security”. OneVisage® is a member of the FIDO alliance and European Association for Biometrics (EAB) associations.

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StartupTicker: OneVisage se lance à la conquête du marché américain

by admin on May 7, 2016

BiometrieQuelques jours seulement après avoir remporté la Médaille d’or aux Edison Awards 2016 dans la catégorie « Solutions sécuritaires », OneVisage a été sélectionnée pour présenter sa technologie de reconnaissance faciale 3D au FinovateSpring qui se tiendra les 10 et 11 mai à San José en Californie. Cet événement Fintech de référence marque pour la startup lausannoise le début d’une campagne d’un mois sur le marché américain.

Forte de son récent succès aux Edison Awards 2016, OneVisage a été sélectionnée pour présenter mardi prochain sa solution smartphone de reconnaissance faciale 3D lors du prestigieux FinovateSpring. Christophe Remillet, CEO de la startup lausannoise, se réjouit de cette opportunité unique. Lors de son pitch, il compte démontrer – en première mondiale – comment sa solution résiste à une attaque de type “Video Replay” qui met généralement à mal les solutions 2D existantes.

Le pitch au FinovateSpring de San José marquera le début d’un mois en Amérique du Nord pour OneVisage. Le même jour Christophe Remillet a été invité à s’exprimer sur les thématiqeus de la sécurité bancaire, la confidentialité et le rôle de la Suisse dans le cadre du Swiss Fintech Dinner organisé par le Swiss Business Hub USA.

Comme on peut l’apprendre dans une interview publiée récemment sur le blog d’Alp ICT, OneVisage propose aujourd’hui deux produits dans l’authentification faciale 3D. Le premier est un kit de développement logiciel qui permet aux clients de la startup d’intégrer sa solution dans leurs applications. Le second produit est un « Platform as a service », c’est à dire un package logiciel complet qui intègre l’application SelfiLogin.

Après son passage à San José, OneVisage prendra part pendant trois semaines au CTI Market Entry Camp USA organisé par Swissnex San Francisco. Ce programme permettra à la startup de Christophe Remillet de valider son modèle d’affaires aux Etats-Unis et de rencontrer toute une série de clients et d’investisseurs potentiels.

Article rédigé par Eugène Schön, StatupTicker.ch

Lien vers l’article: http://startupticker.ch/en/news/may-2016/onevisage-part-a-la-conquete-du-marche-americain

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OneVisage® Will Unveil 3DAuth PaaS™, First 3D Facial Authentication Platform That Enables Transactions in 5 Seconds at MWC 2016

by admin on February 19, 2016

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3DAuth PaaS™ platform as a service is first 3D facial biometric solution running in client mode – FIDO UAF designed – that authenticates an individual in 5 seconds on consumer-grade smartphones


LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – February 19th 2016 – OneVisage®, the award-winning and leading 3D facial authentication company that develops breakthrough digital identity solutions for financial services, Identity & Access Management (IAM) providers and mobile operators, announced today that the alpha release of its 3DAuth PaaS platform as a service will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2016. SelfiLogin mobile application alpha release is also part of the new 3DAuth PaaS proposed to financial services and IAM providers to enable easier, safer and more cost-effective digital banking services for mass-markets.

At the MWC 2016 show, demonstrations of the 3DAuth PaaS platform performing authentications in client mode (FIDO UAF ready certification planned in spring 2016) or server mode will be organized. 3DAuth PaaS is also first 3D facial biometric solution to implement a context-sensitive algorithm that adapts the accuracy of the biometric capture to the nature of the transaction (low, mid or high-value transaction).

We had many discussions with customers, prospects and partners last year and identified urgent needs to first deliver an off-the-shelf digital identity platform as a service and second, demonstrate that our technology was able to deliver fast performances. By preserving superior level of security and without sacrificing the end-user experience, of course. It was a big challenge. That’s why we are really excited to unveil 3DAuth PaaS alpha release, the first 3D facial authentication platform as a service at MWC 2016. 3DAuth PaaS can now perform 3D facial authentications in client mode (FIDO UAF design) or server mode. Depending on where the biometric model is securely stored, either in the mobile device or server, digital service providers will be offered the choice to decide which option best fits their use cases and business models.” said Ronny Guggenheim, Chief Commercial Officer, OneVisage.

For MWC 2016, we fixed the objective to perform local 3D facial authentication in 5 seconds. Compared to the 45 seconds it took last year to perform high-value transaction authentications in server mode, this is a huge performance step ! Especially if you think that the face model accuracy has been improved while capturing 30’000 points in 4 seconds instead of 8 last year. But we won’t stop here and we aim to perform low-value transaction authentication journey time, end to end, in less than 3 seconds this fall. This performance objective is very important to show off to service providers that 3D facial biometric modality is now ready to be massively adopted by digital consumers.” said Christophe Remillet, CEO, OneVisage.

OneVisage® will exhibit alpha releases of 3DAuth PaaS™ platform and SelfiLogin™ mobile client at Mobile World Congress 2016 – Hall 8.1 – Stand G58 (Swiss Pavilion) with the support of the Swiss Commission for Technology & Innovation, Switzerland Global Enterprise and Alp-ICT.

To set up an appointment at the show, please send an email at info@onevisage.com, visit our web site or call us: +41 21 566 70 55

For general information inquiries, please send an email at info@onevisage.com

 

About OneVisage®

OneVisage® is a leading cyber-security company founded in 2013 with offices in Lausanne and Zurich, Switzerland, that enables financial services, Identity & Access Management providers and mobile operators to reduce identity theft and transaction abandonments. Our 3DAuth™ solutions provide higher security and greater user’s experience than passwords, security tokens or other biometric modalities at a fraction of their prices by using cutting edge 3D facial authentication technology running on consumer-grade mobile devices. OneVisage® has been awarded Red Herring 2015 Top 100 Europe and CTIA Startup Lab 2015 – Identity Management Winner. OneVisage® is a member of the FIDO alliance and European Association for Biometrics (EAB) associations.

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