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Delfigo Security Issued US Patent for Visual Authentication and Authorization for Mobile Devices


Boston, MA - September 30, 2014 -- Delfigo Security has been granted United States Patent 8,850,541 for Visual Authentication And Authorization For Mobile Devices.

This new visual approach to mobile authentication combines simple to use pictures, symbols and numbers that natively embeds on mobile platforms, with Delfigo’s proven touch-based behavioral biometrics and device ID technology. The result is an effective balance between user experience and better security.

Delfigo Security continues to be a visionary in the authentication space, reaching beyond traditional methods to answer the question “are you who you say you are” through innovation, scientific discovery, and commitment to bringing new technologies to market. “Mobile presents so many opportunities to really know the user” said Abby Porter, VP of Product Management, “So many authentication methods stop after identifying the device – forget even looking at the actual user. Delfigo believes in going beyond the device, to authenticate the true user through their behavior and what makes them unique.”

The technology in Delfigo’s newly approved patent describes methods for authenticating a user based on the user’s ability to interact with a visual UI and to respond naturally. Delfigo’s ability to detect, assess and score the authenticity of an end user’s behavior while interacting with a grid, an image or a visual prompt adds a new layer of security to mobile applications that goes beyond verifying a credential or a device, to verifying that the user is who they say they are based on behavior and attributes unique to the user.

“Mobile platforms - iPhone, Android, Blackberry - are rapidly becoming the primary device for everyday access to social media, banking, commerce, shopping, and personal entertainment. Having a simple and convenient way to authenticate on the go matters to mobile users” said Delfigo’s CEO Ralph A. Rodriguez. “The data show users want safety and security, but convenience is of primary importance. Mobile users avoid the frustration of trying to type difficult and complex passwords on tiny smartphone keyboards or wasting time waiting for an SMS or Push message.” Delfigo continues to make simple even simpler, providing novel means for users to comfortably engage in mobile security.

About Delfigo Security

Delfigo Corporation d/b/a Delfigo Security, with offices in Boston and at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a venture-backed software company providing mobile, tablet and cloud solutions for identity and access management. The Delfigo solution provides a multi-factor risk-based authentication platform using a patented artificial intelligence based architecture. Delfigo reduces risk of identity theft and fraud for enterprises and ensures regulatory compliances, at a reduced total cost of ownership. Delfigo's platform is designed with cloud computing and SaaS needs in mind. To find out more on how you can leverage the Delfigo technology for your enterprise needs, please visit or call 617-946-0600 or email info(at)delfigosecurity(dot)com.

About Stage 1 Ventures

Delfigo is backed by Stage 1 Ventures, LLC, a venture capital firm specializing in investments in early stage companies. The firm seeks to invest in mobile industry, the executable Internet, or Software as a Service (SaaS), IPTV and Internet video, pay-for-performance marketing and advertising, and security sectors. In mobile industry, it focuses on search and advertising; consumer entertainment, including games, music, and video; content management and distribution, communication, including video sharing, SMS, MMS, and social networking; enterprise and consumer applications, productivity enhancement, and infrastructure supporting all of the above. The firm typically invests in companies that have first demonstrated market-enabling IP. Stage 1 Ventures, LLC is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.