Signature Verification: The Choice for Positive Identification

Biometric-Signatureentification is a turnkey approach providing greater accuracy for online student verification. Given the additional advantages that BioSig: resides “in the cloud” outside of the college or university‘s business system; requires absolutely no additional hardware; entails no extra expense by students; and allows for the monitoring of fraudulent financial activity, this subset of gesture verification is emerging as the valedictorian of second-level verification.

In addressing the accelerated concern that individuals of unknownentity can sit in for someone else on a final exam, collaborate with others to earn a degree or illegally collect financial aid, providers of online courses now require a solution that goes beyond PIN and password checking.

BioSig-ID utilizes gesture/signature recognition, as exemplified via the handwriting of ones name (usually initials), shapes, or series of numbers. On the face of it, one would expect that this option would still necessitate a reader. Yet, recent innovations in software engineering have created a virtual reader that users gain access to via the Internet, making it instantly and universally available while still ensuring a high degree of specificity.

In independent testing by the Tolly Group BioSig-ID™ was found to be 27 times more accurate than keystroke analysis reported in earlier evaluations. Observed confidence ratings at 99.97% meant that the false positive level of the BioSig-ID software was three times better than guidelines put out by National Institute of Standards and Technology.  

Founded in 2007, Biometric Signature is a Lewisville, Texas-based company. In excess of 70 clients and nearly 2 million users in all 50 states and approximately 60 countries currently utilize the company’s biosignature software.

Here,entification is accomplished by having students handwrite four letters or numbers within a confined space on a webpage by moving their mouse, stylus or dragging their finger across their smartphone screen. The software assesses the unique pattern of length, angle, speed, height, number of strokes and stores the information in an encrypted database. This data is compared to patterns collected by the user’s subsequent logins, confirming that the person who registered is the same person trying to access the account.

To conduct a “test drive” of biosignature technology, visit www.BioSig-ID.com.

For more information, contact BioSig-ID at (877) 700-1611, 708 Valley Ridge Cr., Suite 8; Lewisville, TX 75057.