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Top Benefits of Biometrics

By Russell Thomas, Enterprise Security Mag | Monday, April 05, 2021

Biometric authentication necessitates the presence of the user's input at the time of authorization. A physical biometric cannot be transferred or shared digitally; most biometric authentication systems can only be used for a physical application.

FREMONT, CA: Biometric authentication and verification are an integral part of today's technological world, and it is used in more contexts than most people realize. Many people use biometric verification in some way in their daily lives, whether at the airport to avoid lengthy screening queues, at their doctor's appointment to ensure medical details are kept confidential, or merely activating their phones to answer a notification.

Biometric authentication has a range of benefits in modern-day technology and digital applications; the top ones include:

Top 10 Biometric Companies in APAC - 2020High security and assurance

By verifying a tangible, real-world attribute as both what the consumer has and something, the user is, biometrics offer enhanced assurance levels to providers that a person is real. Many users' passwords, PINs, and personal identification details have most likely been stolen due to a data breach, which means that fraudsters with the answers to standard security methods will enter billions of accounts.

Biometric authentication adds a roadblock for fraudsters that only a legitimate, registered user can get through; even though a fraudster knows an individual uses their dog's name and some lucky numbers for most of their online accounts, they will not be able to use their fingerprint to unlock an account if they cannot provide it right away. Furthermore, biometrics can only be given by live, breathing people; a robot will have a hard time passing an iris scan at this time.

Non-Transferable

Biometric authentication necessitates the presence of the user's input at the time of authorization. A physical biometric cannot be transferred or shared digitally; most biometric authentication systems can only be used for a physical application.

User Experience Is Fast and Convenient

Although the internal processes for biometric authentication are technical, they are extremely simple and fast for users. It is easier to put the finger on a scanner to open an account in seconds than to type out a long password with several special characters. Furthermore, most people make the mistake of losing their password. So, what are the odds that one will lose their biometrics? None.

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