Facial Recognition vs Facial Authentication: What’s the Difference? by Philip Beck


The advent of facial recognition in consumer smartphones has lead to the public’s basic level of understanding of the technology, but it’s certainly no match for the expertise in the security industry. In an environment where it’s more important than ever to protect business networks and data, the ability to differentiate between facial recognition and facial authentication is paramount. The two concepts are intertwined, but not interchangeable. Here’s a closer at the differences that are important to grasp. Understanding Facial Recognition The definition of facial recognition is biometric software technology that makes it possible to uniquely verify or identify a person based on their unique facial contours and features. Compared to similar biometric identification practices like voice recognition or thumbprint sensors, these are praised for being more secure and reliable.  We are seeing this technology used today in a variety of different settings, including: Identifying people with a history of....

February 14, 2020
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