Global two-factor biometrics market: Projected increase in the adoption of OOB authentication through 2020

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Two-factor biometrics: Key market research findings

  • Increasing use of mobile devices drives market growth
  • BFSI sector is the dominant shareholder in the market
  • Key vendors – EMC, Entrust, Gemalto, and VASCO

Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global two-factor biometrics market to grow at CAGR od over 22% between 2016 and 2020. The increasing use of mobile devices is the primary driving force behind growth in this market. The rising use of mobile devices to access critical information is augmenting the demand for security solutions. As these mobile devices are not secure, there are high chances of fraudulent activities and misuse of critical corporate and business data. As a precautionary measure, many enterprises are increasingly adopting two-factor biometrics to secure their networks from the growing security threats while providing their employees with secure access to their systems. At present, North America dominates the market by occupying almost 37% of the total market space. The presence of a large number of global financial institutions and big companies, upsurge in the use of technologies such as enterprise mobility and cloud services among enterprises, and frequent occurrences of cyber-attacks and wider presence of malware are some of the factors that will fuel growth in the two-factor biometrics market in North America during the forecast period.

The new market research report from Technavio presents a breakdown and analysis of the two-factor biometrics segment based on end-users.

“The latest trend in the market is the increasing adoption of out-of-band (OOB) authentication. The OOB authentication includes the use of two separate networks working simultaneously to authenticate a user’s identity. This authentication technology works well even if a fraudulent user gains all security credentials to a user’s account. The OOB authentication methods available in the market are hardware OOB authentication tokens and mobile phone-based OOB authentication tokens, inclusive of SMS and back-up calls,” says Amrita Choudhury, Lead Analyst, ICT, Technavio Research.

During 2015, the banking, finance, and insurance services (BFSI) segment accounted for more than 43% of the overall market share to dominate the global two-step biometrics market. There’s a growing need for highly secure identification and verification methods stemming from the rise in the incidence of security breaches and transaction frauds. Global banks and financial institutions are integrating two-factor biometrics to allow their customers to access online accounts through a mobile application while maintaining the highest security standards. The potential rise in hacking, phishing, and other cyber crimes is expected to spur an increase in the adoption of two-factor biometrics in the BFSI sector.

The key vendors in the market include EMC, Entrust, Gemalto, and VASCO. Due to the presence of several small regional vendors and large multinational vendors, this market appears to be highly fragmented. Regional vendors struggle to compete with international vendors, and established vendors are likely to acquire small-scale regional vendors to gain a better share of the market. Factors like technological innovations, rise in the number of acquisitions, and increasing product and service extensions will intensify the level of competition in this market in the coming years.

A more detailed analysis is available in the Technavio report, Global Two-factor Biometrics Market 2016-2020.

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