Biometrics-as-a-service is a cloud-based platform that offers enterprises the ability to utilize biometric capabilities by accessing the technology over the internet. Organizations are adopting biometrics-as-a-service to quickly add biometric capabilities to their processes, thereby making it easy to enroll and confirm the identities of customers and employees without the need to build and support the infrastructure in-house. This technology enables organizations across all industries to quickly deploy and start using the biometrics technology in their day-to-day identity management operations which is further seen driving the market.

The global biometrics-as-a-service market is expected to grow from USD 838.0 Million in 2017 to USD 2,972.8 Million by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 28.82%. Biometrics-as-a-service deals with offering capabilities such as biometrics onboarding, duplicate checking, and authentication-as-a-service over the internet, through a cloud based infrastructure. The biometric services capture both physiological and behavioral aspects of human beings, thus providing authentication based on fingerprint, face, iris, voice, and vein, among others. These services are witnessing a rise in demand as they are finding utility in identification and verification applications from industries such as Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI), government, and retail.

This report provides detailed insights into the biometrics-as-a-service market, split across various regions, segments, and industries. The market is segmented on the basis of modality types into unimodal and multimodal. The unimodal segment includes fingerprint scanning, facial recognition, iris recognition, voice recognition, palm, and vein recognition, and others (DNA and signature recognition). The applications considered for the market include mobile banking, payments, and authentication; identity proofing and credentialing; law enforcement and border control; civil identity and elections; workforce management; and others (account recovery, de-duplication, and access control). The deployment model for the biometrics-as-a-service market consists of public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud deployments. The market is also segmented on the basis of organization sizes into Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and large enterprises. The large enterprises segment is expected to have the larger market size, due to high demand for scalable infrastructure to secure their facilities. The growing security threats across the globe and the increasing usage of mobile devices are expected to create significant demand for biometrics-as-a-service solutions and fuel the growth of the market.

The report covers all the major aspects of the biometrics-as-a-service market and provides an in-depth analysis across the regions of North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East and Africa (MEA), and Latin America. The market in North America is expected to have the largest market share, due to the presence of major vendors, and increasing adoption of associated services. The APAC region is expected to provide several opportunities in the market and is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

However, biometrics-as-a-service stores the biometric data on the cloud and concerns related to the security of this data may act as a restraining factor for the market growth. Various vendors provide biometrics-as-a-service solutions to help enterprises reduce their Capital Expenditure (CAPEX). Aware, Inc. (US) is one of the major vendors that offer biometrics-as-a-service solutions. The company is extensively focused on providing biometric solutions that are cost-effective and secure. Other vendors in the biometrics-as-a-service market include Fujitsu (Japan), BioID (Switzerland), HYPR (US), M2SYS (US), OT-Morpho (France), SUPREMA (South Korea), Leidos (US), CERTIFY GLOBAL (US), ImageWare Systems (US), IriTech (US), SkyBiometry (Lithuania), Polygon Innovation (Portugal), RightPatient (US), VoiceIt Technologies (US), Athena Sciences Corporation (US), SmilePass (UK), BYTES TECHNOLOGY GROUP-Bytes SI (South Africa), SecurAX (India), Accenture (Ireland), Fulcrum Biometrics (US), AimBrain (UK), Certibio (Brazil), VoicePIN.com (Poland), and SpeechPro (US). These market players have adopted various strategies, such as partnerships, collaborations, and expansions, to remain competitive in the market.

VISIONARY LEADERS

Vendors who fall in this category receive high scores for most of the evaluation criteria. They have strong and established product portfolios, and a very strong market presence. They provide mature and reputable biometrics-as-a-service solutions. They also have strong business strategies. Companies such as IDEMIA, Fujitsu, Aware, Inc., Accenture, Leidos, and BioID are included in the visionary leaders category.

INNOVATORS

Innovators in the MicroQuadrant are the vendors who have demonstrated substantial product innovations as compared to their competitors. They have very focused product portfolios. However, they do not have very strong growth strategies for their overall business. The companies included in the innovators category are HYPR, M2SYS, CERTIFY GLOBAL, ImageWare Systems, IriTech, Polygon Innovation, Athena Sciences Corporation, SmilePass, Fulcrum Biometrics, AimBrain, and Certibio.

EMERGING COMPANIES

They are vendors with niche product offerings who have started to gain a position in the market. They do not have very strong business strategies as compared to the other established vendors. They might be new entrants in the market and require some time before gaining a significant traction. SecurAX, SUPREMA, SpeechPro, VoiceIt, VoicePIN.com, RightPatient, and SkyBiometry are included in the emerging companies category.

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  • Accenture offers biometric authentication services through its Unique Identity Service Platform (UISP).The Accenture UISP offers a scalable and secure identity management framework that is both scalable and high performing.

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    3.8
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    • Enterprise
    • Dublin, Ireland
    • Founded: 1989
    • S10BN to $50BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • Fujitsu provides pay-as-you-go, plug-and-play multi-modal biometric cloud identity and authentication services that offer enterprise-level data security. These services cater to the security needs of various organizations by providing multiple biometrics security modules, such as voice, facial, and fingerprint.

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    • Enterprise
    • Tokyo, Japan
    • Founded: 1935
    • S10BN to $50BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • Leidos offers biometric-based identification and credentialing solutions that are critical for ensuring the safety of the customers. The company offers the IDHaystack solution, which is a service-based, multimodal, biometric storage, on-demand, pay-as-you-go identification and verification solution. It is an open and extensible solution for identification and verification operations

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    3.7
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    • Enterprise
    • Reston, Virginia, US
    • Founded: 1969
    • $5BN to $10BN
    • 30,001 to 35,000
  • IDEMIA provides a broad range of biometric solutions that are based on technologies such as fingerprint recognition, multimodal recognition combining fingerprints and vein patterns, facial recognition, and iris recognition.

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    3.3
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    • Enterprise
    • Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris, France
    • Founded: 2007
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 501 to 1,000
  • BioID offers biometrics-as-a-service through the BioID Web Services (BWS). BWS can provide multimodal biometrics authentication to the application developers of any software or service having the internet access.

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    3.2
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    • Startup
    • Sachseln, Switzerland
    • Founded: 2004
    • Below $10 MN
    • 51 to 100
  • Aware, Inc. offers a broad portfolio of biometrics software products for large-scale fingerprint recognition, facial recognition, and iris recognition systems. These solutions include a biometrics services platform known as BioSP; a scalable, automated biometric identification system known as Astra; SDK for name matching and identity resolution, browser, and Windows-based UIs; SDKs for biometric enrollment; and SDK for fingerprint, face, and iris recognition known as Nexa. The advantages such modularity, hardware and algorithm independence, and diligent software maintenance offered by these solutions make them flexible and reliable.

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    • Enterprise
    • Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
    • Founded: 1986
    • 101 to 500
  • HYPR provides decentralized biometric authentication solutions for various industrial applications, including retail, banking, insurance, and payments. The company’s biometrics solutions provide instant access to fingerprint, face, voice, palm, and eye recognition across more than 2 billion devices.

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    • Startup
    • New York, US
    • Founded: 2014
    • Below $10 MN
    • 501 to 1,000
  • IriTech provides the iris-based biometric recognition technology through software libraries and embedded camera hardware. The company’s software and hardware products are used for identity assurance, and they contribute to the security and safety of the customers.

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    • Enterprise
    • Fairfax, Virginia, US
    • Founded: 2000
    • 101 to 500
  • M2SYS provides identity management solutions that offer increased security with reduced expenditure for governments and businesses globally. For the government sector, the company provides various solutions, including Automated Biometric Identification Solution (ABIS); SecuredPASS, a border control solution; TrueVoter, a voter ID solution; Bio-Hyperserver, a high-speed matching and deduplication solution; TrueID, a national ID card solution; e-Passport; e-Police, a solution for law enforcement; and CloudABIS, an ABIS solution on the cloud platform.

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    • Enterprise
    • Atlanta, Georgia, US
    • Founded: 2002
    • 101 to 500
  • Fulcrum Biometrics provides integration for multiple platforms with tailored software solutions. The company also offers cloud-based and hosted biometrics solutions

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    • Startup
    • San Antonio, Texas, US
    • Founded: 2002
    • Below $10 MN
    • 51 to 100
  • In the biometrics-as-a-service market, SmilePass provides a wide-ranging product portfolio that is based on its SaaS platform. The company offers multimodal biometric authentication APIs that can be quickly and easily integrated into the users’ applications. The backend SmilePass servers adhere to the latest ISO 27001 (UK) mandate, and the data generated from the SmilePass platform is encrypted to ensure security compliance. The company also offers SDKs to encourage client independence.

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    • Startup
    • Knightsbridge, London, United Kingdom
    • Founded: 2014
    • 1 to 50
  • Certibio provides user identity validation solutions using face, fingerprint, voice, and iris biometrics. Certibio offers an innovative biometrics-as-a-service model with pay-per-transaction facilities for new registrations as well as for fetching entries from existing registrations.

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    2.8
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    • Enterprise
    • Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • Founded: 2014
    • 501 to 1,000
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    • Enterprise
    • San Diego, CA, US
    • Founded: 1987
    • Below $10 MN
    • 101 to 500
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    • Startup
    • Potomac, MD, USA
    • Founded: 2012
    • 1 to 50
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    • Enterprise
    • Fairmont, WV, USA
    • Founded: 2009
    • 501 to 1,000
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    • SME
    • SurreyEngland
    • Founded: 1982
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 5,001 to 10,000
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    • Enterprise
    • Natick, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Founded: 2014
    • 51 to 100
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    • Enterprise
    • Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    • Founded: 2012
    • 101 to 500
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    • Startup
    • Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Korea
    • Founded: 2000
    • $11MN to $50MN
    • 101 to 500
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    • Startup
    • Porto, Portugal
    • Founded: 2015
    • 1 to 50
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    • Enterprise
    • New York City, United States
    • Founded: 1990
    • 101 to 500
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    • Startup
    • Cracow, Poland
    • Founded: 2011
    • 1 to 50
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    • Enterprise
    • Atlanta, Georgia, US
    • Founded: 2011
    • 51 to 100
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    • Startup
    • Minneapolis, Minnesota,
    • Founded: 1998
    • 1 to 50
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    • Startup
    • Vilnius, Lithuania
    • Founded: 2012
    • 1 to 50

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