Samsung SDS to launch fingerprint mobile payment service

Samsung SDS, is planning to introduce a new fingerprint authentication mobile payment service in South Korea.

Samsung SDS to launch fingerprint mobile payment service

The company has partnered with South Korea’s payment gateway firms KG Mobilians and KG Inicis to launch the new service.

Also, Samsung SDS has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Korea Information Certificate Authority (KICA), a government-backed certificate licenser, to launch biometric-based user authentication service.

The biometric security solution has also received the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance Ready approval to strengthen the business globally. The FIDO alliance comprises a group of 190 companies including Samsung, Google, Microsoft, Visa, and PayPal.

The solution will be supported by fingerprinting, eye-scanning and voice based technology for authentication.

Moreover, the firm is planning to set up an integrated certification center to start test run the new solution on its in-house intranet, with plans to later expand it to other Samsung affiliates and clients.

Samsung SDS said it has unveiled plans to adopt its biometric authentication solution to various IT business areas including banking, shopping, security, and IoTindustry.

Samsung SDS spokesperson told ZDNet: “Going forward, we plan to not only target hardware manufacturers that make smartphones, but to also provide our biometric solutions to online service and security companies. We plan to offer clients that need biometrics solution with various business models and offer differentiated authentication services.

“FIDO-backed biometric authentications will become the de facto standard of the future,” added the spokesman.