Trusted to Protect Over
User Accounts Every Month
3D Liveness Detection & Authentication Software
Certified Anti-Spoofing AI & $75,000 Spoof Bounty Program
World’s Best 3D Face Matcher: 1/4,200,000 FAR @ <1% FRR
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
FaceTec proves the Correct User is physically present by Matching them to their Photo ID or 3D FaceMap.
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, FaceTec’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, FaceTec’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!
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. FaceTec is the Face Authentication market leader and provides more security, portability, and convenience than any other biometric.
For all modern
smart devices & webcams
Certified Liveness Detection
in 2 Seconds
Works in real-world lighting conditions
Great with Glasses, Makeup & Beards
#1 IN THE WORLD
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 FaceTec’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. FaceTec’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.
FaceTec’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 Liveness Data = No Honeypot Risk
Two types of data are required for every face authentication: Face Data (for matching) and Liveness Data (to prove the Face Data was collected from a live person). Liveness Data must be timestamped, be valid only for a few minutes, and then deleted. New Liveness Data must be collected for every authentication attempt.
Face photos are just “Face Data” without any corresponding Liveness Data, so they cannot be used to spoof Certified Liveness Detection, and thus, storing photos does not create honeypot risk. Think of the stored Face Data as the lock, the User’s newly collected Face Data as a One-Time-Use key, and the Liveness Data as proof that key has never been used in the lock before.
HOW FaceTec WORKS
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, FaceTec’s Device SDK processes 100+ 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
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.
- Only true 3D Algorithms can be unbiased to skin tone. And to prove that, FaceTec trained it’s 3D Algorithms with the help of over Half-A-Million Volunteer Testers from +170 countries.
- Get the Forrester Report: The State Of Facial Recognition For Authentication And Verification
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.
|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: ~2 Seconds|
|Racial Bias||Almost all 2D Algos have significant racial bias||None-Reported||None exhibited in the Lab or Real World usage|
|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||Fairly Weak||Fairly Weak||Strong|
|3D Depth Detection||Weak||Strong||Strong|
|Intellectual Property||Legacy 2D Algos are too old for meaningful patents||20+ infrared related patents acquired in 2013||4 US Patents on 3D process issued, +10 pending globally|
|FAR/FRR||Varies, but 1/<75,000 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/NIST Certified Level 1 & 2 Spoof Detection - Liveness.com|
|Age Estimation||2D = poor Age Estimates||Not Available||"Better than Human" Face-Only Anonymous Age Estimation|
|Match to Photo ID||Low-detail & problems with aged photos mean low match levels||Not Available||Provides up to 1/500,000 Match Levels with 3D-2D Matching|
|Password Replacement?||No, not secure enough, FAR too low,||No, only used for convenience||Yes, universal, highly secure & convenient|
|Spoof Bounty Programs?||Nope, they are all talk.||No, No motivation.||Yes, $75,000 SpoofBounty.com|
Clients & Partners
FaceTec is proud to highlight some of the organizations providing our class-leading biometric security.
- 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 FaceTec – SDK Configuration Options
Available for organizations of all sizes – See Pricing
Ready to get started for FREE?
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 Not-For-Profits
ZoOm is Billed Per User or Per Session for:
- Large & small businesses
- Enterprise accounts
- Government agencies
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.