ImageWare Revolutionary Multi-Patented Technology
An early pioneer in the biometric space, ImageWare was one of the first to install facial recognition in US Law Enforcement in Los Angeles in the late 1990s. Today, ImageWare now holds 22 patents worldwide, with 25 pending, around biometric technology backed by a dedicated US Research and Development facility.
Multimodal Biometric Platform
Patent Number: 7,298,873
Identity needs to be the core of today’s security solutions. Only by validating the user’s identity can the appropriate access be granted. And only biometrics can authenticate the actual identity of a user. Two-factor authentication (2FA) like one-time codes, or simple push notifications to mobile devices only validate a device.
“On-device” biometrics like Apple FaceID/TouchID and fingerprints matched on Android phones also only validate the device. A service provider has no way of knowing who the user really is, as family members often enroll their biometrics on the same device.
Upon failed attempts, Apple and Android on-device biometric security systems revert to simple PINs in some cases. 2FA only validates the device, not the specific user. Do you want to allow your strong authentication method to revert to a simple PIN?
Anonymous Biometric Identification
Patent Number: 9,262,613
Anonymous Biometric Enrollment
Patent Number: 9,418,214
ImageWare Systems’ Biometric Engine forms that foundation of this ultra-scalable solution. Our Biometric Engine is designed with a microservices architecture with the ability to scale both the size and number of each of the microservices. Distinct microservices for enrolling, matching, and searching biometrics enable systems to be optimized for the expected frequency of each of those operations.
The biometric templates are stored and matched “in memory” without the need to copy any of the data from one memory location to another like other systems. This increases the performance of the system immensely. Further, the ImageWare Biometric Engine also allows for the biometric templates to be spread and/or duplicated across arrays of commodity Linux or Windows servers. Additional servers can be setup with additional biometrics data to increase the performance of the system overall.
The REST API web services provide a transactions layer above the Biometric Engine. These web services use a container architecture and Docker technology providing for dynamic scaling. The number of containers can be increased dynamically, in real time, to handle time periods with more frequent web service requests. And then to minimize operational expenses, the number of containers can be reduced when they are no necessary for achieving the desired level of performance
Multimodal Biometric Database Searching Methods
Patent Number: 9,286,528
Systems and Methods for Biometric Data Management Using Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS)
Patent Number: 9,268,904