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BehavioSec Brings Behavioral Biometrics to Identity Management Specialist Crossmatch

Multiple Best of Show winner BehavioSec has partnered with identity management innovator Crossmatch in a deal that will add keystroke capture to Crossmatch’s composite authentication platform, DigitalPersona.

“We selected BehavioSec’s platform because they are singularly focused on behavioral biometrics and have well-established and proven technology that already serves more than 35 million end users,” Crossmatch director of identity and access management Jeff Carpenter said. The technology, which provides authentication based on a profile of the user’s keystroke/typing style, adds to DigitalPersona’s current authentication options of OTP, PIN, contact or contactless card, and fingerprint.

By leveraging a passive behavioral biometric solution like Behaviosec, Crossmatch provides an additional security option without burdening the user. This is key to ensuring a quality user experience and broadens the appeal of the technology. As BehavioSec CEO Neil Costigan put it: “with this partnership, Crossmatch expands the flexibility of its platform and BehavioSec expands the reach and pervasiveness of its behavioral analytics engine into a new commercial market.”

Founded in 2009, BehavioSec demonstrated BehavioSec on Demand at FinovateFall 2015. We profiled the company this fall as part of our look at FinovateAsia Best of Show winners, our review of Finovate alums that specialize in cybersecurity solutions, and our feature on Best of Show winning alums, Safe Spaces: The Beset of the Authenticators, Verifiers, and Fraud Fighters.

Named to the European Fintech 100 and selected to be part of FinTechCity’s Fintech 50, BehavioSec partnered with Gemalto in June and teamed up with fellow Finovate alum Kount in May. The Stockholm, Sweden-based company opened its U.S. office in Manhattan, New York, this spring. With more than $7 million in funding, BehavioSec includes Northzone and Octopus Ventures among its investors.