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Issue Date: February 2003 (es)

CLAM behavioural pattern monitoring authenticates users

1 February 2003

Nexrealm Technologies has developed its CLAM (continuous learning authentication mechanism) 'software only' biometric solution, which uses keystroke dynamics and dynamics generated by other computer input devices, to monitor human behavioural patterns, and thus authenticate the validity of genuine users. Distributed by Honeywell-TeqTrader in Africa, CLAM forms the core of Nexrealms' behaviour recognition technology.
Using stable user specific variables, which are generated from various computer input devices (such as the keyboard and mouse), CLAM generates a 'behaviour profile', which is used to authenticate the genuine user. CLAM continuously monitors the system in realtime, making sure, at all times, that the user accessing the system is indeed the authorised user of the access account. Gradual changes in user behaviour patterns are learnt by the CLAM engine, thus continuously increasing the authentication accuracy of the system.
The CLAM authentication engine has the ability to authenticate over LAN, WAN or Internet, making it ideal for applications in:
* e-commerce.

* Protection of confidential information.

* Undeniable transactions.

* Internet banking.

* Controlled access of subscription content.

* Prevention of password sharing.
The CLAM engine does not rely on expensive specialised hardware, thus making it a cost effective biometric solution for both small and large businesses.
Nexrealm Technologies' product suite to date comprises:
* CLAM OT: a one-time authentication system for Windows 98/ME/NT 4.0/2000 and Windows XP. Built on the Nexrealm CLAM engine, CLAM OT authenticates the user based on keystroke dynamics obtained from the way the user types their username and password.
* CLAM RT: a continuous realtime authentication system for Windows 98/ME/NT 4.0/2000 and Windows XP. CLAM RT continuously monitors both the mouse and keyboard dynamics in realtime, making sure that the user accessing the system is indeed the genuine authorised user of the access account. If an intruder tries to access the system at any time, CLAM RT, will detect the difference in the usage patterns from that of the genuine user, and lock the system accordingly.
* iCLAM: is a one-time authentication system for web-based applications. iCLAM authentication client is platform independent and runs on any JAVA enabled platform. iCLAM authenticates the user based on keystroke dynamics obtained from the way the user types their username and password.
Nigel Versfeld, Honeywell-TeqTrader, 021 510 0024
Andrea Van Greunen, Nexrealm, 011 788 8282


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