VIENNA, Va., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The inaugural Emergent Authentication Challenge, sponsored by Emergent Consulting, has named its first ever winner in a competition seeking the most robust concept for a mobile authentication technology solution. Spanish-based start-up, Mobbeel, has been awarded the top prize of $10,000 for its solution concept. Mobbeel's solution was chosen as the winner through multiple rounds of judging among entry submissions from individuals, startups and subject matter experts located across the globe.
Mobbeel presented a mobile multi-biometric security solution that verified users through a variety of features either independently or conjointly. Judges determined that the flexibility of the technology from multiple authentication sources, its ability to use existing smartphone technology and its potential in the marketplace gave it the edge in a very demanding pool of entries.
The Emergent Authentication Challenge, initiated by Emergent Consulting and in partnership with UK-based InnoCentive, received entries from at least 20 different countries each competing for the $10,000 cash prize. The Challenge also noted the contribution of 9 other finalists: Tento Technologies (United Kingdom); Entrupy Inc. (United States); M2010 (Slovenia); I Think Security Ltd. (Canada); Claudia Nickel & Christoph Busch (Germany); Bionym Inc. (Canada); LoginWall (Israel); and, In-Webo Technologies (France).
Speaking to the elevated quality of entries received, President of Emergent Consulting Richard Walters said, "I was very impressed with the broad range of entries that were proposed to our Challenge. Mobbeel's solution captured the objective of the competition and we hope that our prize will go, in some way, to achieving their future success."
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