Posted on May 23, 2018 by staff

Free platform lets SMEs ditch passwords for biometrics


AimBrain has unveiled a free-for-life platform that gives entrepreneurs, app developers and technical audiences a stronger alternative to PINS, passwords and codes.

Instead users can harness the power of biometrics, adding facial and voice user verification into their mobile and web projects.

This free model recognises the capabilities of today’s entrepreneurs and offers them the platform to implement biometrics for their own unique use cases – from enrolment to access authentication to in-session verification and beyond.

“The current consumption model is not attractive to those building the businesses of tomorrow,” said AimBrain CEO & co-founder Andrius Sutas.

“We realised that there are many smaller businesses or creative individuals that don’t need hand-holding or to be dragged through the typical sales cycle; they know what they’re doing and just want to use the technology without interference.

“AimBrain On Demand gives them the technology, the platform and the simple steps to integrate biometrics into their business or project, whatever it may be.”

Businesses or projects using SMS to send two-factor authentication (2FA) will see an instant reduction in overheads with the free AimBrain On Demand platform, as well as benefiting from the increased security of biometric data, which removes the risk of interception and account takeover.

“AimBrain was built by engineers with a vision of biometrics for all, hence our mission to be a Biometric Identity as-a-Service platform upon which anyone can connect,” said Sutas.

“We strongly believe that the rapid adoption of biometrics as verification shouldn’t be limited to corporates, or innovation stifled by sales or marketing calls and qualification.

“Tomorrow’s business leaders are building unicorn businesses today, and we want to provide them tools to keep costs down and benefit from enhanced security during their early days.”

AimBrain On Demand is free for life for small users or enterprise users wishing to try-before-they-buy, and as such is capped at 1,000 API calls a month.

The 1,000 API requests is sufficient for projects and small, growing businesses; a business with an app that has a user base of 500, of whom 20 per cent log in weekly and 80 per cent monthly, would use just 800 requests.

However, this request limit can also be spread across multiple apps, allowing developers to test and integrate biometrics into any or all of the apps that they are developing.