Gartner Research

Technology Insight for Biometric Authentication

Published: 06 September 2017

ID: G00329041

Analyst(s): Tricia Phillips , Ant Allan


Biometric methods offer significant value when used alone or in combination with other identity corroboration technologies. Security and risk management leaders responsible for IAM and fraud prevention seeking to improve accountability or user/customer experience should evaluate these methods now.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
  • Benefits and Uses
    • Benefits
    • Uses
  • Risks
    • Security and Privacy
    • Measurability and Performance
    • Liveness Testing
  • Evaluation Factors
    • Use-Case Needs
    • Characteristics
    • Architecture
  • Recommendations
  • Representative Providers

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