TeleSign Rolls Out Biometrics Technology

Los Angeles-based TeleSign, which provide mobile identification and authentication services and products, said this week that it has rolled out a new product which uses behavioral biometrics to authenticate users. The company said its new Behavior ID offering lets web and mobile applications measure and analyze a user's behavior, in order to provide continuous authentication of those users. TeleSign said the new tool uses keystrokes, graphical user interface interaction, and other factors, to help prevent account takeover attempts by hackers. TeleSign specifically is targeting account takeover attacks, where a user's credentials are stolen due to weak passwords, bot-attacks, or other means. TeleSign has rolled out an SDK for mobile app developers to tap into the new technology.