A new biometric standard, proven to protect mobile payments
trinamiX Face Authentication is a turnkey solution based on a powerful hardware/software setup for easy smartphone integration. It introduces a new liveness check to available biometric authentication: the detection of skin. Thanks to our patented technology Beam Profile Analysis, the solution can reliably identify different materials and thus distinguish a life-like mask or AI-generated deepfake from a real face.
Our solution was put to the test of accredited institutes and proved to fulfill the highest levels of leading biometric security standards – even while integrated behind OLED. That’s how we create the next generation of secure face authentication for particularly sensitive smartphone applications like mobile payment.
Growing demand for higher biometric security
trinamiX aims to solve one of today’s biggest mobile payment challenges: Its vulnerability. When it comes to the security of user authentication, mobile payment is among the most demanding yet most vulnerable smartphone use cases. Fraud attacks are already pushing security systems beyond their limits. The means to trick these systems, e.g. 3D-printed realistic replica of someone’s face, have never been more accessible – yet making spoof attacks increasingly attractive and successful.
Today’s biometric standards will no longer be sufficient to protect mobile payments in the future. Hence, accredited institutes and organizations for biometric security, e.g. the international FIDO® Alliance, are currently raising the bar of their requirements. Common authentication solutions need to evolve in order to meet these security standards.
Tested and certified for highest security
Today’s face authentication solutions can meet tomorrow’s biometric standards by incorporating trinamiX technology. A realistic face replica, e. g. a life-like silicone mask with accurate three-dimensional shape, can make it through a standard system with 2D/3D recognition but will not pass trinamiX skin detection. This is how trinamiX answers the high demands of mobile payment applications.
Our solution has been tested and certified by accredited assessment institutes according to AndroidTM Biometric Class 3 (Google), the IIFAA Biometric Face Security Test Requirement as well as FIDO Level A, B and C. We are the first and only company to successfully reach FIDO Level C, which is the alliance’s soon-to-be highest standard. Over a period of many weeks, our technology was exposed to countless spoof attempts. It was finally accredited to be spoof-proof against these attacks, including ultra-realistic masks (Spoof Acceptance Rate according to report = 0 %). As the world’s first solution, trinamiX Face Authentication also fulfills all these highest standards while the hardware is mounted behind an OLED display.
Premium performance with unmatched affordability
While developing a unique liveness check based on skin detection, we are determined to accomplish excellent convenience and performance for end consumers while keeping the solution affordable for smartphone manufacturers. During authentication, the facial recognition as well as skin detection are operation simultaneously and based on one single optical path. Thanks to its lean setup and low hardware requirements, the integration of trinamiX Face Authentication is easy and cost-efficient.
trinamiX Face Authentication performs in real-time (unlock duration: < 250 ms) and from darkness to bright sunlight (100 k Lux). We are thus providing a contactless, frictionless and highly reliable biometric authentication method. During mobile payment transactions, it ensures that a given user is authorized – by verifying their identity as well as their liveness.
The next generation of smartphones
trinamiX Face Authentication reliably protects users against advanced spoof attacks. It even does so, while all hardware is invisibly mounted behind the smartphone’s OLED. Our solution thus erases the need for a smartphone notch but instead allows for sleek, full-screen display designs. Together with manufacturers, we create smartphones that combine secure biometric authentication with vast freedom of design.
Full Data Privacy
The protection of data is our top priority. All biometric data collected during authentication is encrypted and protected by the Qualcomm® TrustZone. It is only stored locally on the device, without cloud computing involved.
How does it work?
The unique technology behind our face authentication solution is called Beam Profile Analysis – a method which was developed and patented by trinamiX.
trinamiX combines a hardware setup with small technical footprint and protected algorithms into a powerful turnkey solution. The system enhances a regular 2D IR image by laser dot projection and analyzing it through our proprietary algorithms. These algorithms are able to extract the information ‘skin’ / ‘no skin’ from the dots’ specific beam profile.
trinamiX Face Authentication has been tested according to the FIDO Alliance Biometric Component Certification Program and the Android Biometric Security Test. It passed each of them with the highest possible rating. For further information visit: https://fidoalliance.org/certification/biometric-component-certification/ ; https://source.android.com/security/biometric/measure