Trusted to Protect Over
User Accounts Every Month
3D Liveness, OCR & 3D Face Authentication Software
Certified Anti-Spoofing + $100,000 Spoof Bounty Program
World’s Best 3D Face Matching: 1/12.8M FAR @ <1% FRR
3D Liveness, Photo ID OCR, NFC, Matching & Age Checks for >10 Billion Smart Devices & Webcams.
Ends Identity Theft & User Fraud.
UnSharable, UnPhishable & Virtually Spoof-Proof.
Patented ZoOm-in FaceScan® Creates a 3D FaceMap® with a
FaceTec Anchors Digital Identity
3D Liveness, OCR, Barcode & NFC for KYC Onboarding + 3D Face Matching for Ongoing Authentication
FaceTec proves the Correct User is physically present by Matching them to their ID Photo or 3D FaceMap.
for Real Users
Liveness Checks & Face Matches are now fast, easy, and incredibly secure for everyone, regardless of their device. During onboarding, a quick video-selfie verifies 3D Liveness, compares the user’s face to their Photo ID, OCRs the ID Text, and searches previously enrolled FaceMaps for duplicates. When the user returns, ongoing face authentication again proves 3D Liveness and compares the new 3D FaceMap® to the one from onboarding. If they match, access is granted; no password required.
for Bad Actors
Use your 3D face to unlock anything from a car door to a bank account. Real users get easy access, but bad actors and bots are rebuffed by Anti-spoofing AI Certified by a NIST/NVLAP lab and relentlessly tested by a $100,000 Spoof Bounty. FaceTec is the market leader that invented the 3D FaceMap, the biometric modality that provides more security, flexibility, and convenience than any other.
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 Simple Selfie Really Provide Security?
Typically they can’t because 2D photos of most people are already all over the Internet. But FaceTec isn’t just a “selfie”; it’s a 3D FaceScan that enables a strong Liveness Check and contains a 3D FaceMap, which IS NOT publicly available online. FaceTec ensures the user is physically present and isn’t fooled by photos, masks, or deepfakes.
FaceTec’s Liveness Detection AI must observe so many concurrent human traits that spoof artifacts are unable to recreate them all at once. FaceTec’s 3D Face Matching then compares to the user’s previously-stored 3D FaceMap, and if the two 3D FaceMaps highly match (1/12.8M+ FAR), the verified user is granted access.
Skeptical? Good, you should be! Try our $100,000 Spoof Bounty Program for yourself.
FaceTec’s Encrypted 3D FaceScans & FaceMaps:
- Can’t Be Phished From Users
- Aren’t a Biometric Honeypot
- Stop Credential Sharing
- Stop Botnet Attacks
- 1:1 Match at 1/12.8M FAR
- 1:N De-duplicate up to 1/128M FAR
- Match 2D Photos up to 1/950,000 FAR
- Provide Anonymous Age Checks
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No Real-Time Liveness Data = No Honeypot Risk
Two types of data are required for every face authentication: 3D Face Data for matching, and real-time 3D Liveness Data to prove the Face Data was collected from a live, present person. 3D Liveness Data must be timestamped, is valid only for a few minutes, and then can be deleted. New 3D Liveness Data must be collected for every subsequent FaceTec login.
Storing 3D FaceMaps doesn’t create honeypot risk because they are “Face Data” without any Liveness Data, so they cannot be used to spoof FaceTec’s 3D Liveness AI. Think of the stored 3D FaceMap as the Lock, the user’s newly collected 3D FaceMap as a One-Time-Use Key, and the new 3D Liveness Data as proof that the Key has never been used in the lock before.
HOW FaceTec WORKS
During the user session, the camera’s view of the 3D face changes, observing perspective distortion and proving it is 3D. In only two seconds, FaceTec’s Device SDK processes 100+ video frames and reverse engineers a 3D FaceMap from any .3MP+ 2D camera.
Certified Liveness Detection
Over the last seven 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
- 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
- Device Emulators & Virtual Camera programs
- Impostors, lookalikes & doppelgangers
- Hardware Video Injection adapters
Operating a Spoof Bounty Program since October, 2019, and passing NIST/NVLAP Lab Level 1 & 2 PAD testing with 0% FAR is proof that FaceTec is an unsharable, unphishable modality that is virtually impossible to fool using today’s media technology.
Biometric Best Practices
- Demand 3D Liveness Detection backed by a Spoof/Bypass Bounty Program. Without it, you cannot trust unsupervised users and will be put at risk by “Suprema” type biometric data breaches. With strong 3D Liveness & 3D Matching, the data breaches of others 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 3D FaceMap storage with server-side 3D neural networks is the only way to truly replace passwords, enable cross-platform logins, simplify device upgrades, and allow multiple devices and users.
- Only true 3D Algorithms that measure the shape of the user’s face can be unbiased to skin tone. FaceTec trained it’s 3D Algorithms with the help of over half-a-million volunteer testers from 170+ countries.
- Get the Acuity Research Report: Face Verification & Liveness Synonymous with Remote Onboarding
2D vs. 3D Face Matching
2D Matching will never have the accuracy needed for true Unsupervised Identity Verification & Authentication. There’s just too much variability in how the same 3D human face appears when flattened into 2D at different image capture distances. This variability creates significant overlapping similarity between the 2D features of different humans and confuses the 2D algorithms, preventing them from achieving highly accurate FARs at usable FRRs.
Apple, Google, and Intel understand this, so their 3D Face Matching systems use 3D infrared cameras, but that, of course, requires each device to include special hardware. In contrast, FaceTec securely performs 3D Matching from virtually any device with a 2D camera.
FaceTec® 3D SOFTWARE
|Axes||X,Y||X,Y,Z||X,Y + Time|
|Vendors||Aware, BioID, Daon, FacePhi, Idemia, iProov, ID R&D, etc||Apple Face ID, Google Pixel 4, Intel RealSense®||FaceTec & > 70 Channel Partners Worldwide|
|Purpose||Face Matching||Unlock Mobile Phones||3D Face Matching|
|Installed Base||10+ Billion Smart Devices (Android-85% + iOS-14% & Webcams)||Only recent iPhones have Face ID, Pixel 4 = < 1% of market||10+ Billion Smart Devices (Android-85% + iOS-14% & Webcams)|
|Portable Biometric||Varies||None, re-enroll on each device||Cross-Device & Cross-Platform|
|Technology||Legacy 2D Matching Software||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||Most 2D Algos have racial bias at published FARs||None-Reported||None exhibited in the Lab or Real World usage|
|Device SDK Info||Varies||No SDK possible, special hardware required||Device SDKs for Android/iOS, web + Server SDK|
|Liveness Method||Blink, Smile, Turn Head or 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 Strong||Very Strong|
|3D Depth Detection||Weak||Very Strong||Very Strong|
|Intellectual Property||Legacy tech, too old for meaningful patents||20+ infrared related patents acquired in 2013||5 US Patents on 3D process issued, +12 pending globally|
|FAR/FRR||Varies, but 1/<75,000 at real world usable FRRs||1/1M - No FRR stated||1/12,800,000 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, only non-standardized conformances, no camera feed security tested||No Official 3rd Party Testing||Certified Level 1 & 2 Spoof Detection by NIST/NVLAP LAB - 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 = low match rates||Not Available||Up to 1/950,000 Match Levels with 3D:2D Matching|
|Password Replacement?||Not secure enough, Liveness too Weak & FAR too low||No, only used for convenience||Yes, universal device support, highly secure & convenient|
|Spoof Bounty Programs?||No, they are all talk||No, no motivation||Yes, $100,000 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 localize
- Portable, cross-device, cross-platform 3D Face Matching
- Unrivaled 3D Liveness Security, Certified PAD Levels 1&2
- False Acceptance Rate (FAR): 1/12,800,000 @ <1% FRR
- Encrypted 3D FaceMap storage on managed/private cloud
- Photo ID OCR & Barcode / NFC Scanning included
- Lightweight & easy-to-integrate SDKs (3.9MB)
- Start fast with our straightforward RESTful API
- Anonymous faceCAPTCHA or Match to Photo ID
- Codebase Tested by Praetorian Security
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FaceTec is available to organizations of all sizes. However, customers must host the FaceTec Server SDK on their cloud/server and are billed monthly, based on usage.
FaceTec’s Testing API is Free for:
- Organizations to test internally
- Small proof-of-concepts (POCs)
FaceTec Bills: Per 3D Liveness Check or Per User for
- Large & small businesses
- Enterprise accounts
- Government agencies
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Founded in 2013, FaceTec is the world leader in 3D Face Liveness & Matching software with staff in San Diego, CA, Summerlin, NV, Brazil, Portugal, Singapore, and over 70 Channel Partners globally.