Behavioral biometrics is leading the way in user-friendly security. When deployed for authentication purposes, behavioral biometrics can validate the identity of a user by the way they type, talk, walk, or use their mouse.
While physiological biometrics rely on physical features to prove identity, such as fingerprint, facial, or retina scans — behavioral biometrics analyze how a human behaves. It takes into account the unique way each user interacts with their device, how they type and move their mouse, how they hold their phone, and more.
Imagine your username and password were part of a major breach, and someone is trying to use your credentials to do “a little” credential surfing. Behavioral biometrics authentication secures accounts because it uses behavioral characteristics which are unique to each of us to verify the identity of anyone attempting to log in.
Simply put, behavioral biometrics authentication looks at a user's behavioral data to make decisions regarding that user’s identity by verifying whether the person attempting to log in to an account is who they claim to be. And, because behavioral characteristics are unique to each individual, they are almost impossible to breach.
Types of behavioral biometrics include kinesthetics, which refers to a person’s body motion, voice patterns, mouse movements, and typing biometrics. Instead, with just a keyboard, typing biometrics can verify the identity of a user by how they type.
Aka keystroke dynamics, typing biometrics works by matching a person’s typing patterns samples to authenticate their identity.Find out more
Mouse dynamics refer to mouse use characteristics found in the user-device interaction, used to for analyzing the user’s behavior.Find out more
Signature analysis is one of the oldest forms of behavior analysis in the world and represents a person’s trademark.Find out more
Voice recognition relies on the idea that behavioral signals emitted by our voices can be used to authenticate us.Find out more
Gait analysis is a form of kinesthetics that refers to the way a person walks and uses device sensors to pick up on and analyze behavioral signals.Find out more
Proprietary TypingDNA typing biometrics stands out as the most user-friendly behavioral biometrics authentication method available. Not only does it work with any keyboard and on any device, but it also operates quietly in the background which improves users' authentication experiences, as they only have to type to be authenticated.
No need for annoying SMS 2FA codes, intrusive facial recognition pop-ups, or patchy voice identification processes.Learn more about typing biometrics
Use cases for behavioral biometrics vary from industry to industry.
Enterprises in ecommerce, banking & finance, education, and government can use behavioral
biometrics to authenticate users, bridging the gap between security and online UX.
Remote work trends have made it even more difficult to protect data handled on company devices. With behavioral biometrics, you can be confident that only authorized users are accessing company devices by monitoring who is on your endpoints at all times.Learn more
All great companies want the best UX and need seamless authentication to offer customers a friendly yet secure login experience. To reduce customer churn during payments and login, Verify 2FA replaces SMS one-time passcodes with frictionless authentication based on how users type.Learn more
Behavioral biometrics authentication is advantageous for enterprises because it doesn’t require expensive hardware to work and provides a great user experience. To seamlessly authenticate users, behavioral biometrics works in the background, efficiently preventing unauthorized access.
Because behavioral biometrics work passively in the background, it can provide secure continuous and two-factor authentication without compromising the user experience.
Unlike physiological biometrics like fingerprints, voice, or facial recognition, behavioral patterns are nearly impossible to capture and replicate for malicious use.
TypingDNA behavioral biometrics authentication solutions are built with privacy by design and never look at what users type, only at HOW they type
Behavioral biometrics leverage existing hardware like a keyboard and mouse, avoiding expensive sensors or biometric scanners to authenticate users.