Accops partners with C-DAC to provide a modern facial auth solution for global companies
PUNE, India, December 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Accops, an Indian origin provider of remote access products and solutions, has joined hands with Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), a premier R&D organization under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of In theto build and deliver Accops BioAuth, a modern facial authentication solution with continuous user environment monitoring.
The state-of-the-art solution enables enterprises and government organizations to create a reliable, on-demand work environment and empower users of critical applications to be securely productive from wherever they are.
Built with the facial recognition technology developed by C-DAC, Accops BioAuth helps highly regulated businesses, such as BFSI, Pharma, BPO/KPO, and critical government departments and PSUs, to prevent identity impersonation, shoulder surfing, credential sharing and authentication-related cyber-attacks. In addition, it can be useful for educational institutions as a remote control solution.
With an easy-to-integrate feature, Accops’ facial authentication solution works with any cameras pre-installed on all laptops, desktops and tablets today to capture and validate a user’s face against a pre-registered facial template from the user. The user’s facial template is securely stored in the centralized Accops BioAuth server installed in the organization’s data center.
When enabled, Accops BioAuth can continuously monitor the user’s work environment at pre-set intervals to check for the authorized user’s presence, identity impersonation and shoulder surfing. It excludes the user if any deviation is detected and the incident is reported to the organization for audit.
Backed by another patented technology for detecting the live face, Accops BioAuth can identify whether the user sitting in front of the device is a live person or a static photo, recorded video or another user with a face mask. The technology avoids sending video file that consumes high bandwidth or asking user to look left/right, which is inconvenient for users.
And unlike other solutions in the market, the Accops solution can be integrated with any application almost instantly, in a matter of minutes, without making any change or upgrade to the application. And its flexible workflow enables the ‘maker-checker process’ for user onboarding in any complex organizational structure.
“A robust user authentication mechanism is the need of the hour to boost cyber security and ensure strict compliance with regulatory guidelines. Our facial authentication and liveness detection solution ensures that the users accessing business resources from home are the same legitimate people who are authenticated and authorized,” says Vijender YadavCTO and Co-Founder, Accops.
“C-DAC has developed various technologies and products through R&D projects funded by our Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Gov. of In the. C-DAC aims to market these technologies and products so that they can be beneficial to organizations and society. Collaboration with Accops is an important step in this direction,” says Mrs. PR Lakshmi Eswari, Director, C-DAC Hyderabad.
On user privacy, Yadav explains, “At the time of logging in or starting work, the user is informed of such monitoring and asked for his or her consent. Users of critical data and applications are generally aware of the compliance requirements and the need for such monitoring in case they have to work from home In fact, users working for critical processes and with critical data have been looking for such solutions so that they can also work from their homes whenever needed. “
With the rise in the number of cyber attacks in recent years, especially credential theft, organizations today need a robust passwordless authentication mechanism, underscoring the need for the facial authentication solution.
Accops is a Digital Workspace & Converged Identity and Access Management product company with a rich portfolio that includes Zero trust-based Application Access Gateway, EUC Virtualization via application & desktop virtualization (VDI), Identity & Access Management solutions and thin client/zero client hardware includes endpoints. Using Accops Digital Workspace suite, organizations can deliver any type of business applications to their workforce and suppliers, giving them the freedom to work from anywhere, anytime, using their favorite devices. Accops solutions are comprehensive, integrated and simplified, replacing multiple point solutions. For more information, visit www.acops.com
Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is the premier R&D organization of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for carrying out R&D in areas of high performance computing, strategic electronics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, multilingual and heritage Computing, software technologies, cyber security and forensics, quantum computing, health informatics and education and training. As a high-end Research and Development (R&D) institution, C-DAC has been at the forefront of the Information Technology (IT) revolution, continuously building capabilities in emerging/enabling technologies and innovating and leveraging its expertise, caliber, skill sets to To develop and deploy IT products and solutions for various sectors of the economy, as mandated by its parent, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of In the and other stakeholders, including funding agencies, collaborators, users and the market.
SOURCE Accops Systems