AGNITiO and Net1 Save South Africa Millions Annually by Verifying Grant-Receiving Citizens with Voice iD

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AGNITiO and Net1 Save South Africa Millions Annually by Verifying Grant-Receiving Citizens with Voice iD

 Proof of Life Electronic Payment Authentication Improves Efficiencies, Reduces Administration Costs and Curtails Fraud

PALO ALTO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 26, 2014 / AGNITiO, worldwide market leader in voice biometrics announces the successful deployment of a secure biometrics-based Proof of Life authentication system to millions of South African citizens receiving social security benefits and services, with partner Net 1 UEPS(Universal Electronic Payment Systems) Technologies, Inc. ("Net1"), a leading provider of payment solutions and transaction processing services.

The South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) has deployed and is using the Net1 electronic grant payment disbursement system with the AGNITiO Voice iDauthentication engine.  Net1 chose to use the AGNITiO Voice iD engine to accurately identify beneficiaries based on its proven technology leadership and track record in government applications. Now, beneficiaries can prove their existence by simply making a phone call instead of traveling long distances and waiting in queues.

The integrated Net1 UEPS system has been rolled out to 10 million, one of the world's largest voice biometrics deployments; and is saving SASSA millions of dollars per year, one of the most successful Proof of Life implementations ever.

"Together with Net1, we have provided a means for South African citizens to access their grants quicker, easier and more securely by simply making a phone call," said Philippe Vinci, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales for AGNITiO. "By combining a government-issued debit card with accurate voice biometrics authentication, the Net1 UEPS Proof of Life system has truly changed life for constituents, while streamlining agency operations and costs."

The AGNITiO Voice iD engine allows for the use of simple, short voice phrases for strong authentication.  AGNITiO has a proprietary patented anti-spoofing technologythat provides protection against replay attacks, as well as many others risks. AGNITiO's software is completely language independent, minimizing costs for global deployments and enabling natural voice and user friendly authentication.

For more information about AGNITiO and Net1 Proof of Life solutions, read the detailed case study linked here.



AGNITiO,, is a worldwide market leader for voice biometrics solutions in government and commercial sectors. AGNITiO has an extensive customer base including leading police, intelligence, military and other government organizations in 38 countries, as well as a number of leading customers and partners in the commercial sector.

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