UAE’s gDi deploys FaceTec’s 3D Face Authentication solution at FAB

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Gulf Data International (gDi), UAE-based IT solutions provider and systems integrator, in partnership with FaceTec, American biometrics technology leader, has launched the Liveness Detection and 3D Face Authentication software at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB). 

FAB picked gDi to integrate its digital security solution. The addition of 3D Liveness Detection and 3D Face Matching will provide unprecedented security while onboarding new users and verifying existing customers from any smart device.

“FaceTec offers us a valuable tool towards achieving this objective, with their solution allowing us to conduct liveness checks quickly and seamlessly, without the customer needing to do anything other than look into the camera. Their 3D matching capability is unique and is widely adopted by leading companies worldwide, with local support through their channel partners,” Mr. Sunil Dixit, Head of Digital Banking, Consumer Banking Group, at FAB, remarked.

Based in Abu Dhabi, FAB is the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and most trusted financial institutions, offering an extensive range of personal solutions, products, and services that provide a tailored customer experience. 

Kevin Alan Tussy
Kevin Alan Tussy
CEO – FaceTec

“We are honored to be working with both gDi and FAB on such an important and forward-thinking project in the UAE. Working with such talented, smart people resulted in a seamless rollout of critical biometric cyber-security technology that will provide a foundation for the ambitious and progressive programs at FAB, and setting an example for the rest of the world.”

With the addition of the new solution, the users can prove their liveness with a two-second video selfie, the software matches the user’s 3D FaceMap to their official photo ID, and sets up their new account. Every time the user returns, the ongoing authentication checks again for Liveness and then compares their new 3D FaceMap to the one acquired during the enrollment. 

The implementation of 3D Liveness Detection and 3D Face Matching has allowed higher levels of security for Payit, the UAE’s first all-in-one digital wallet. Created by FAB, Payit was built with a vision to help the UAE evolve into a cashless society.

“This project was implemented together with our partner, FaceTec, who also helped us tailor the product to the specific requirements of the UAE market. The rollout was well prepared beforehand so that we were able to execute it entirely without delay,” Mr. Omar Atta, CCO of gDi, stated.

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