New Features Detect Malicious Use of TOR and VPNs to Hijack Accounts, Adding to Technology Earning Positive Hands-on Review and Awards
SAN FRANCISCO, November 7, 2018 – BehavioSec, the first vendor to pioneer behavioral biometrics, today announced a series of new features to its BehavioSec Behavioral Biometrics Platform (Version 5.0) giving banks, fintech firms, retailers and cloud service providers continuous authentication defenses against costly account hijacking and fraud committed with stolen passwords and other credentials.
BehavioSec’s software platform defending Web portals, storefronts and mobile apps can now detect suspicious use of attack obfuscation techniques, including the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) and TOR-routed traffic during login attempts and sessions. The platform also adds Docker container support to simplify on-premise deployments and a real-time feed of more than 1.5 billion compromised devices, pushing anti-fraud defenses further out to identify attackers before they begin compromising accounts. BehavioSec was recently awarded three new U.S. patents recognizing inventions behind these capabilities, which arrive as the company grows rapidly and receives multiple awards in 2018.
“Our financial services, retail and other customers all have common digital transformation goals – they need to rapidly scale security in ways that drive customers’ trust and improve the user experience across Web and mobile interfaces,” said BehavioSec VP of Products, Jordan Blake. “Today with Docker support, enhanced detection and integration updates, we continue to turn the tables on fraud by making ‘the human algorithm’ the strongest link in security. By continuously authenticating users according to unique behavioral attributes – instead of a password or text message someone can steal – BehavioSec reinvents anti-fraud as traditional password-driven security is increasingly known for performance limitations and needless friction.”
“Mobile-driven fintech plays and digital transformation in financial services increase pressure on institutions to rethink how they fight fraud and manage the user experience on new digital platforms that are their future,” said Al Pascual, Senior Vice President of Research and Head of Fraud & Security at Javelin Strategy & Research. “As banks and credit unions grapple with how to prevent account-takeovers from denting their new mobile and digital-first offerings, they turn to behavioral biometrics as part of the foundation for interaction.”
The BehavioSec Behavioral Biometrics Platform seamlessly integrates with Web and mobile applications to give organizations immediate continuous authentication protection for existing user credentials. Analyzing user behaviors including typing patterns, touchscreen pressure and device handling, BehavioSec spots differences between how authorized users and malicious bots or imposters behave. This provides assurances that compromised credentials cannot be readily used for fraud and helps businesses improve risk scoring by flagging transactions and logins requiring additional screening.
New features in version 5.0 of BehavioSec’s platform include:
New Account Fraud Detection
Faster Deployment and Integrations
These features expand four specific advantages for BehavioSec’s customers:
BehavioSec recently joined a SANS Institute webcast defining behavioral biometrics and detailing the results of a hands-on product review of BehavioSec’s platform. Recent awards include BehavioSec’s inclusion in CB Insights’ Fintech 250 list of companies transforming financial services and in the prestigious “GSMA 100” noting innovations in secure delivery of mobile content and services. A previous winner of the coveted SINET 16 security start-up competition, BehavioSec’s key partners include Cisco, Crossmatch, Gemalto, NEVIS, Nuance and OneSpan.
BehavioSec is the first vendor to pioneer continuous authentication with behavioral biometrics. The company’s Behavioral Biometrics Platform is widely deployed across Global 2000 companies for its proven ability to dramatically reduce account fraud and data theft. Founded in 2008 on groundbreaking academic research, BehavioSec’s technology safeguards millions of users and billions of transactions by continuously verifying digital identities with superior precision, in real-time. BehavioSec investors include Forgepoint Capital, Cisco Investments, ABN AMRO, Conor Ventures and Octopus Ventures. BehavioSec is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and has global operations throughout Europe and Asia Pac.
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