TypingDNA is Now a WSO2 Technology Partner, Delivering its Proprietary Typing Biometrics Authentication API on the WSO2 CIAM Platform

TypingDNA is Now a WSO2 Technology Partner, Delivering its Proprietary Typing Biometrics Authentication API on the WSO2 CIAM Platform

Sep 21, 2022
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TypingDNA’s typing biometrics Authentication API is now available on two new customer identity and access management (CIAM) offerings from WSO2 to ensure secure, user-friendly authentication. TypingDNA’s proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) technology recognises trusted users by the way they type on their keyboards, enabling a seamless user experience when authenticating. WSO2 customers can now enjoy an additional layer of comprehensive and robust protection against sophisticated cyber threats, all while providing a great user experience based on the innate actions of the user.

WSO2 announced the new WSO2 Private CIAM Cloud and Version 6.0 of WSO2 Identity Server, the industry-leading, open-source software that manages more than 1 billion identities each year. Both offerings are uniquely extensible, API-driven solutions that enable developers to harness the power of CIAM on the industry’s most flexible offerings. They incorporate the ability to federate, authenticate and manage identities; bridge across heterogeneous identity protocols; and secure access to web and mobile applications along with API-based endpoints. Additionally, WSO2 Private CIAM Cloud builds on the business-to-consumer (B2C) support delivered by WSO2 Identity Server to also offer functionality for advanced business-to-business (B2B) scenarios.

The technology partnership is aimed at enabling organisations that use WSO2 Private CIAM Cloud and WSO2 Identity Server 6.0 to deploy innovative, user-friendly typing biometrics-based authentication. TypingDNA’s Authentication API integration is suitable for companies looking to create both adaptive risk-based authentication and passive multi-factor authentication workflows in various industries without adding friction to identity verification and online security measures.

“We are thrilled to partner with WSO2 and provide a new kind of biometrics by offering both a seamless user experience and security,” said Cristian Tamas, CMO at TypingDNA. “This collaboration complements our quest to enable companies using our typing biometrics technology to transition to user-centric authentication processes, meet various global compliance requirements, and offer a secure, frictionless user journey.”

"We are excited to team with TypingDNA to provide an intuitive option for authenticating internal and external users with typing biometrics,” said Geethika Cooray, vice president and general manager of identity and access management at WSO2. “The technology partnership with TypingDNA, an innovator in biometrics, is one more way that we are extending our commitment to creating superior, frictionless digital experiences for customers using WSO2’s CIAM solutions.”

End-users are passively authenticated based on their unique typing patterns since TypingDNA’s technology only needs to collect a few brief typing samples upon implementation. The machine-learning models learn from new typing activity to make matching even more accurate over time. The AI-based technology enhances security; prevents account takeover; safeguards against online fraud anywhere users type; and works on any device, app, or browser. It is usually deployed for customer and employee authentication.

Various customers in core industries already rely on behavioural biometrics technology provided by TypingDNA to authenticate users securely and meet compliance requirements. Multiple European banks use TypingDNA to ensure compliance with the European Banking Authority’s Strong Customer Authentication requirements. Other clients in the United States use typing biometrics to achieve compliance in online learning, like the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), along with proctoring organisations like ProctorU.

For a quick integration with WSO2 Identity Server or WSO2 Private CIAM Cloud, or to learn more about this exciting new development, please review TypingDNA’s developer-friendly documentation and tutorials here.

About TypingDNA

TypingDNA is a behavioural biometrics company, authenticating people by how they type on their keyboards. TypingDNA’s technology expands the limited biometric authentication options of today - requiring no specialised sensors or expensive hardware to authenticate users online. It works with existing keyboards and can be used to secure a wide variety of use cases without adding friction to the user experience. The latest addition to TypingDNA’s product suite is ActiveLock, a continuous authentication solution built to protect today’s remote workforce by keeping unauthorised users out of company computers.

In 2020, TypingDNA raised a $7 million Series A from Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI-focused venture fund, and other participants, such as EU-based fund GapMinderTechstars Ventures, and other prior investors. Learn more at https://www.typingdna.com, or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About WSO2

Founded in 2005, WSO2 enables thousands of enterprises, including hundreds of the world’s largest corporations, top universities, and governments, to drive their digital transformation journeys—executing more than 60 trillion transactions and managing over 1 billion identities annually. Using WSO2 for API management, integration, and customer identity and access management (CIAM), these organisations are harnessing the full power of their APIs to securely deliver their digital services and applications. Our open-source, API-first approach to software that runs on-premises and in the cloud helps developers and architects to be more productive and rapidly compose digital products to meet demand while remaining free from vendor lock-in. WSO2 has over 900 employees worldwide with offices in Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, Sri Lanka, the UAE, the UK, and the US. Visit https://wso2.com to learn more. Follow WSO2 on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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