Futurex Integrates HSMs and Face Recognition Technology from NEC Asia Pacific
With contactless business and payments on the rise during COVID-19 pandemic, Futurex’s hardware security modules are actively working in real time behind the scenes to secure banking interactions
BULVERDE, Texas, July 29, 2020 — Organizations and industries are quickly exploring and adopting contactless business, interactions, and payments — now a requirement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Futurex, a leader in hardened, enterprise-class data security solutions, today announced the integration of its hardware security modules (HSMs) and the cutting edge, AI-driven face recognition technology from NEC Asia Pacific (NEC APAC). This integration enables financial services providers to introduce an additional security layer for their systems, including ATMs, by performing verification and validation of face recognition-based banking transactions.
Futurex’s HSMsmanage cryptographic keys in real time, with the highest level of security. This provides the immediate verification needed to complete a facial recognition interaction so that a financial transaction can be completed securely and efficiently.
Face recognition technologies can provide a truly contactless identification process without the need of touching or interacting with the individual. NEC's face recognition technology is used worldwide for fighting crime, preventing fraud, securing public safety, and improving customer experience across a vast range of locations and industries.
Futurex’s HSMs — available as on-premises hardware or in the cloud through Futurex’s VirtuCrypt services — are used to support a range of enterprise-class and financial services critical cryptographic needs including data encryption, fraud protection, and certificate and key management. Futurex’s HSMs are validated under FIPS 140-2 Level 3 and PCI HSM standards to ensure the highest level of security and compliance.
“Behind the scenes, we are powering contactless transactions. We have integrated with NEC, the pioneer of scalable biometrics, to provide real-time verification of face recognition at ATMs,” said Ryan Smith, vice president, global business development at Futurex. “This provides the security and reassurance financial institutions and customers require.”
“With the current pandemic, financial institutions are looking to adopt contactless banking – including biometric-powered transactions – in their ATMs. By integrating Futurex’s HSMs and NEC’s AI-based face recognition technology, financial institutions can assure their customers that the process is secure and their identities will be protected,” said Vivian Tay, senior vice president at NEC APAC.
For more than 40 years, Futurex has been a trusted provider of hardened, enterprise-class data security solutions. More than 15,000 organizations worldwide, including financial services providers and corporate enterprises, have used Futurex’s innovative hardware security modules, key management servers, and enterprise-class cloud solutions to address their mission-critical systems, data security, and cryptographic needs. This includes the secure encryption, storage, transmission, and certification of sensitive data. For more information, please visit futurex.com.