ITI Services, Inc., a leading payment processor, announced that it has teamed with DigitalPersona to introduce the first mass-market, real-time, biometric authentication process for authenticating users and protecting their personal banking information while they shop online at more than 6500 sites. The new authentication process is seamlessly integrated with “PayByCheck” () which has been in wide use for more than 5 years and works with all bank accounts.
“We are pleased to lead the way in further protecting online shoppers’ personal finances with finger scanning,” said Ron Ehli, CEO of ITI Services. “Our new service is capable of drastically reducing identity theft and we believe biometrics should be used to protect all online transactions.” Payments made using the non-obtrusive “finger-scan” process is based on DigitalPersona’s award-winning U.are.U Online Service.
This process uses the icasi (Internet Commerce Account Status Information) network, developed to protect consumer and business bank accounts and credit cards from unauthorized use.
To make a payment using the finger scanner, users install the U.are.U software and small finger scanner, which plugs into a USB port on the computer or is built into the keyboard. They then register to protect their accounts with icasi (http://www.icasi.org). When they make an online purchase from a participating merchant, a window pops up asking for authentication using the finger scanner. If the scan is successful the transaction is completed, usually within a six-second time frame. The icasi network protects users’ financial information without tracking them personally by ensuring that the authentication process is kept separate from the payment process. As an added benefit, once the simple plug-and-play DigitalPersona solution is installed, it can also be used to replace computer passwords that can be lost, forgotten, or stolen with a more reliable level of security based on the user’s finger-scan.
“We believe in putting personal security into the hands of consumers,” said Fabio Righi, CEO of DigitalPersona. “We are excited to work with a mainstream payment provider. Online users can now protect their personal information with just one touch.” Payments made using PayByCheck benefit consumers and online businesses alike. Consumers benefit from the added protection while businesses benefit from a reduction in fraudulent purchases. “When you can add this level of protection for only pennies per transaction, why wouldn’t you?” said Ehli. An online demonstration is located at
About ITI Services
ITI Services is headquartered in Tacoma, Washington and is the provider of PayByCheck and other innovative payment systems. Since 1997 PayByCheck has been implemented by thousands of leading companies worldwide to verify, authenticate and process Internet payments using the existing bank infrastructure. http://www.paybycheck.com This release was issued through eReleases.com – Your Source for Affordable PR. For more information, visitDetails