As a developer, finding a simple and efficient security solution for your mobile application can be a tough task. It’s hard enough creating an application that is user friendly before having to worry about keeping it safe from unauthorized third parties. But mobile application security should not be taken lightly. Corporations are increasingly relying on mobile applications to store sensitive data, but mobile threats are intensifying as well. Creating an application that is secure could mean the difference in preventing a costly security breach from occurring.
Recently, we here at VoiceVault sat down with our CTO Tim Furnell, who spoke about why incorporating mobile security into technology is so difficult.
“It’s complex in terms of the development process and because there are so many different types of solutions,” he said, referencing Apple’s new Touch ID sensor as an example. “On the Apple iOS platform, for instance, there are more standardized solutions. But then you are restricted to using the different types of security modes that they want you to use.”
This creates problems for developers when trying to incorporate a security solution that will work over different types of mobile operating systems. That is, unless you are talking about voice biometrics, explained Furnell, which utilize a very important and undervalued part of a mobile device: its microphone.
“Every device by nature has a microphone,” said Furnell. “It’s all you need in terms of implementing a voice biometric solution. There is no need to make allowances for devices that don’t have finger print sensors or cameras for facial recognition. Therefore, it’s much easier than having to worry about forward or rear-facing cameras. It’s also easier to recite a phrase than to remember a 12-digit PIN number. People are generally comfortable about talking.”
It’s this level of comfort that makes VoiceVault’s ViGo, a mobile voice biometric identity verification solution, so enticing.
“ViGo enables people to remember a simple phrase that is easy to say,” he said. “It’s very short and highly accurate. And it’s convenient, too.”
As Furnell went on to explain, VoiceVault is efficient because it is asynchronous. There appears no delay, and no latency to the end user. What’s more, the solution boasts a subsecond response time. And since ViGo is a cloud-based software-as-a-service, there is no infrastructure required on behalf of the company that utilizes it.
“We manage all of the heavy lifting in our data centers,” said Furnell.
Besides usability, VoiceVault’s ViGo is also very easy to deploy. There is no training necessary other than a short enrollment process where end users need to recite phrases three or four times. On top of that, figuring out how to use ViGo is fairly intuitive.
So, why should you invest in VoiceVault? According to Furnell, it’s because the software is designed with developers in mind.
“What VoiceVault has focused on with ViGo is the developer experience,” he said. “It’s really about allowing a company and a developer to quickly incorporate voice biometrics into a new or existing application. From that point of view, we supply a library for two major platforms: iOS, and Android. A developer can add a library to its application and then use very simple calls in order to build in voice biometrics.”
VoiceVault also provides sample code to allow an application to be built within minutes of registering and downloading software. And it supports Xcode, too.
In order to get started, simply register for a ViGo account using a quick online process. Then, use your account details to download our library and our source code. From there, you can build your own sample application. A developer with mobile experience will have no trouble at all setting up a sample application within an hour of starting the registration process.
“The whole process moves very quickly,” explained Furnell. “It takes the pain out of building and worrying about your biometrics solution. You really get everything you need to start with our library and our sample application that comes with the library download.”
There is also an incentive to get started. Upon registering, all developers get a 45-day period with full access to the ViGo’s cloud-based system. This is more than enough time to learn how to make the system run, which will save time, money and more work.
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