Trusted to Protect Over
1,000,000 New
User Accounts Every Month

Zoom Logo

ZoOm® 3D Liveness & Face Authentication Software

iBeta/NIST Certified Anti-Spoofing – Levels 1&2
World’s Best Face Matcher: 1/4,200,000 FAR @ <1% FRR

Try the ZoOm Demos Now:

ZoOm in WebCam

Universal Liveness, ID Matching
& Age Estimation for +10 Billion Smart Devices & Webcams.

Ends Identity Theft.
UnSharable, UnPhishable & Virtually Spoof-Proof.   

Patented ZoOm-in User Experience Creates a 3D FaceMap with a Video-Selfie.

FaceTec Anchors Digital Identity

Certified Liveness For KYC Onboarding + 3D Face Matching for Ongoing Authentication


ZoOm proves the Correct User is physically present by Matching them to their Photo ID or 3D FaceMap.

Frictionless Security
For Real Users

The intuitive ZoOm interface makes Certified Liveness Detection and 3D Face Matching fast, easy and incredibly secure for everyone, regardless of their device.  During onboarding, ZoOm’s 2 second video-selfie verifies Liveness, matches your 3D FaceMap to your Photo ID, and sets up your new account.  Each time you return, ZoOm’s ongoing authentication again proves Liveness and compares your new 3D FaceMap to the one enrolled.  If they match, you get instant access, no password required!

Brick Wall
for Bad Actors

Login from any smartphone, tablet, PC or Laptop, and unlock everything from your car door to your bank account.  Real users gain access easily, but bad actors, bots and hackers are rebuffed by Level 1&2 Anti-Spoofing Certified by NIST/iBeta.  ZoOm is the Face Authentication market leader and provides more security, portability, and convenience than any other biometric.

white mobile device



For all modern
smart devices & webcams


Certified Liveness Detection
in 2 Seconds


Works in real-world lighting conditions


Great with Glasses, Makeup & Beards


Certified Liveness + 3D Face Matching

Try the ZoOm Demo Apps




Can a Selfie Really Provide Security?
Obviously selfies are easy to take; the real question is if they can provide effective access security. Typically they can’t, but ZoOm’s patented process isn’t just a selfie; it’s a face scan that provides a 3D FaceMap and a Certified Liveness Check to ensure the user is physically present, and prevent masks, dolls, photos, or video deepfakes from fooling the system.


The Liveness Detection algorithms must observe so many concurrent human traits that spoof artifacts can’t recreate them all at once.  ZoOm’s 3D Face Matching then compares the user to their previously-enrolled 3D FaceMap, and if the two FaceMaps highly match (1/4.2M+ FAR), the verified user is granted access.

ZoOm’s Encrypted 3D FaceMaps:

  • Can’t Be Phished From Users
  • Aren’t a Biometric Honeypot
  • Stop Credential Sharing
  • Stop Botnet Attacks
  • Match 1:1 & 1:N at a 1/4.2M FAR
  • Match Highly to a Photo ID
  • Provide Anonymous Age Estimates

Want To Learn More?   



No Stored Liveness Data = No Honeypot Risk
There are two types of data required for every secure face authentication: Facial Structure Data (called a 3D FaceMap) and Liveness Data. Each acts as half of the biometric key, and both must be present to gain access. ZoOm automatically deletes the Liveness Data immediately after each session, and only the 3D FaceMap is ever stored. Because the 3D FaceMap alone isn’t enough to gain access, new Liveness Data must be collected for every new session, but it is then immediately deleted. Without storing the Liveness Data, there is no honeypot risk, and just as photos from Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn can’t spoof ZoOm, neither can a standalone 3D FaceMap.


During the ZoOm motion, the camera’s view of the 3D face changes, observing perspective distortion and proving it is 3D.
In under 2 seconds, ZoOm processes 30+ video frames and reverse engineers a 3D FaceMap from the standard 2D camera.

Certified Liveness Detection

Over the last five years, we dove more deeply into anti-spoofing than anyone – ever.  We have performed hundreds-of-millions of spoof attempts with every conceivable type of media and learned how to stop them.  Learn more: www.Liveness.com


Attack Vectors include:

  • 2D paper photos & digital images
  • High resolution videos
  • Image swap-in after liveness check
  • Paper masks with eye & mouth cutouts
  • Hollywood masks, wax figures & lifelike dolls
  • Photos or video frames animated into avatars
  • Video projections on 3D heads
  • Sleeping users with closed eyes
  • Impostors, lookalikes & doppelgangers

Passing the rigorous iBeta Level 1 & 2 tests prove ZoOm is an unsharable, unphishable biometric that is virtually impossible for criminals to spoof using today’s media technology.



Biometric Best Practices






  • Demand Certified 3D Liveness Detection.  Without it, you cannot trust unsupervised authentications and will be put at risk by “Suprema” type biometric data breaches.  With Certified Liveness, data breaches can’t be leveraged against your users.  Whitepaper
  • Delete Liveness Data after each login and collect new Liveness Data for every new session.  This prevents biometric honeypots and allows for safe, centralized biometric storage.  See www.Liveness.com
  • Centralized Biometric storage with Server-Side 3D Face Matching is the only way to truly replace passwords, enable cross-platform logins, simplify device upgrades, and allow multiple devices/users.
  • Choose a diverse algorithm.  Don’t be accused of having a “biased” biometric just because the training sets used to create it were too homogeneous.  ZoOm trained with users from over 170 countries.
  • Get the Forrester Report: The State Of Facial Recognition For Authentication And Verification

Certified Liveness + 3D Face Matching

Try the ZoOm Demo Apps

2D vs. 3D

2D Face Recognition will never provide the accuracy needed for Face Authentication.  There is too much variability and overlapping similarity in human faces to achieve a high enough FAR (False Accept Rate) when they are flattened from 3D to 2D.  Apple’s 3D Face ID uses a special hardware sensor that unlocks one specific phone, but cannot be used on any other devices.




ZoOm® 3D

Axes X,Y X,Y,Z X,Y + Time
Vendors Aware, BioID, Daon, FacePhi, Idemia, iProov, etc. Apple Face ID, Google Pixel 4 FaceTec
Purpose Face Verification Unlock Mobile Phones 3D Face Authentication
Installed Base 10+ Billion Smart Devices (Android - 85% + iOS -14% & Webcams) < 10% of in use iOS devices have Face ID, Pixel 4 will be < 1% of the market. 10+ Billion Smart Devices (Android - 85% + iOS -14% & Webcams)
Portability Varies None, re-enroll on each device Cross-Device & Cross-Platform
Technology Legacy 2D Algorithms Hardware: Infrared Camera Array & Neural Network Chip Software: Real-time Computer Vision + 100% proprietary AI
Interface Varies Glance to unlock phone 3D Video Selfie: ~1.5 Seconds
SDK Info Varies No SDK possible, special hardware required Device SDKs for Android/iOS, web & Server SDK
Liveness Method Challenge Response: Blink, Smile, Turn Head & Flashing Lights, etc Infrared dots + neural network chip determine if user is 3D Measures 3D Depth, skin texture, eye reflections, etc.
Liveness Strength Weak Weak  Strong
3D Depth Detection Weak Strong  Strong
Intellectual Property Legacy tech too old for meaningful patents 20+ infrared related patents  acquired in 2013 3 US Patents on 3D process issued, +10 pending globally
FAR/FRR Varies, but 1/<100,000 at real world usable FRRs 1/1M - No FRR stated 1/4,200,000 FAR @ < 1% FRR
Identical Twin Differentiation Very Weak “If you have a Twin, use a PIN.” High 1:1 FAR provides Best Possible Twin Differentiation
Liveness Testing Certifications No 3rd Party Certs No 3rd Party Certs iBeta – Certified Level 1 & 2 Spoof Detection
Age Estimation 2D provides poor Age Estimates Not Available Provides "Better than Human" Anonymous Age Estimation
Match to Photo ID Low-detail provides low match levels Not Available Provides high Match Levels with 3D-2D Matching
Additional Notes Typically used in multi-factor Apple/Google say face data will never leave the device Liveness data deleted after matching = no honeypot risk
Password Replacement? No, not secure, too much friction No, only used for convenience Yes, universal, highly secure & convenient

Clients & Partners

FaceTec is proud to highlight some of the organizations providing our class-leading biometric security.

Certified Liveness + 3D Face Matching

Try the ZoOm Demo Apps

Use the best biometric

In under 15 minutes you can add ZoOm to your App with a FREE ZoOm Developer Account.

Get a FREE Developer Account



  • Supports iOS 8.3+ & Android 4.3+ devices & webcams
  • Available in 30+ languages, easy to customize
  • Portable, cross-device, cross-platform 3D face matching
  • Unrivaled liveness detection, Certified PAD Levels 1&2
  • False Acceptance Rate (FAR): 1/4,200,000 @ <1% FRR
  • Encrypted FaceMap storage on managed/private cloud
  • Lightweight & easy-to-integrate SDKs
  • Start fast with our straightforward RESTful API
  • Codebase Tested by Praetorian Security

View the ZoOm Configuration Options

Available for all sizes of organizations – See Pricing

Ready to get started for FREE?


Get a FREE Developer Account


ZoOm Pricing

ZoOm via FaceTec Managed API is free for educational use and to developers.  Enterprises, businesses and those who wish to host the ZoOm Server SDK on their Cloud/Server are billed monthly based on usage.

ZoOm via Managed API is Free for:

  • Educational use
  • Developers

ZoOm is Billed Per User or Per Session for:

  • Large & small businesses
  • Enterprise accounts
  • Government agencies

Get A Pricing Quote


Certified Liveness + 3D Face Matching

Try the ZoOm Demo Apps

Press Links

Meet Group to Verify Online Daters with FaceTec 3D Face Authentication

The Meet Group is using FaceTec’s face authentication with Certified Liveness Detection technology to verify the identities of the...


ZoOm-Powered Jumio Authentication Wins Gold for Software Security Enterprise Product of the Year in 2019 Best in Biz Awards

Jumio, the leading AI-powered trusted identity as a service provider, today announced its Jumio Authentication solution, powered by ZoOm 3D...


First Look: FindBiometrics Goes Hands-On with ZoOm 8 from FaceTec

In this First Look product review, we are exploring FaceTec’s ZoOm face authentication system, one of the most widely...


FaceTec Partner Jumio Wins “Best Use of Biometrics” at Payments Awards 2019

Jumio Authentication incorporates, ZoOm 3D Face Authentication, the world’s first and only iBeta Level 1 and Level 2 certified...


Certified Liveness + 3D Face Matching

Try the ZoOm Demo Apps

About FaceTec

Founded in 2013, FaceTec is the world leader in 3D Face Authentication software with offices in San Diego, CA, Summerlin, NV, and with Partners globally.

management Team

Kevin Alan Tussy - CEO

Systems architect, 4-time tech founder with +10 issued patents, Editor-in-Chief: Liveness.com


Josh Rose - CTO

Top face authentication, liveness and artificial intelligence expert, formerly with Microsoft


Satya Yenigalla - COO

M.S. (Computer Science), formerly with Samsung, Oracle, Cloudscape/IBM


John Bernhard - Chief Scientist

M.S. (Computer Science), University of Notre Dame, M.S. (Statistics), Stephen F. Austin State University, B.S. (Mathematics & CompSci), Rose-Hulman Institute of Tech., formerly with Verizon


Gregory Perez - VP of Engineering

B.S. (Computer Science), UCSD, formerly with GILT and Microsoft


Jase Kurasz - Sr. Algorithm Dev. Engineer

M.S. (Computer Science), DePaul University, B.S (Electrical Engineering), Purdue University, formerly with E-Technologies


advisory Board

Alfred Koh - CEO Microsoft Korea

Former CEO of Samsung SDS, Hewlett-Packard Malaysia and IBM


Patrick Flynn - Department Chair

Computer Science & Engineering at Notre Dame

Google Scholar

Kevin Bowyer - Schubmehl-Prein Professor

Computer Science & Engineering at Notre Dame

Google Scholar

Chad Miller - Partner at Weide & Miller, Ltd

Juris Doctorate (Intellectual Property), Lewis & Clark Law School, B.S. (Elec. Engineering), UNLV


Ken Ashworth - Ken Ashworth & Associates

Doctor of Law (J.D.), Pepperdine University School of Law, B.S. (Accounting), So. Utah University


Certified Liveness + 3D Face Matching

Try the ZoOm Login Demo App

Contact FaceTec

or Request A Quote