ACI aims for biometrics

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ACI WORLDWIDE $26.96 (Nasdaq symbol ACIW; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (402-390-7600; www.aciworldwide.com; Shares outstanding: 116.0 million; Market cap: $3.1 billion; No dividends paid) has announced a collaboration with BioCatch, an Israel-based firm active in the commercialization of behavioural biometrics. The deal is meant to better protect the customers of ACI’s clients from online and mobile banking fraud. BioCatch has developed software that analyzes the way users interact with online applications and devices. The company’s products then introduce subtle tests known as “invisible challenges” into their online banking sessions. Users subconsciously respond to these challenges, without sensing any change in their experience. Those responses provide additional behavioural data that can be used to distinguish a real user from an imposter, whether human or robotic. ACI Worldwide is a hold. hold…

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