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​Nationwide wins Retail Banking Security Innovation of the Year for New Prototype Developed with Unisys and BehavioSec

​Award recognises behavioural biometrics prototype that leverages customers’ unique traits to enhance the authentication process for mobile banking

London, UK, May 25, 2016 – Unisys Corporation today announced that its client Nationwide Building Society has been awarded the Retail Banking Security Innovation of the Year award for a behavioural biometrics prototype it developed with Unisys and BehavioSec to improve security and user experience for mobile banking customers.

Recognised at the Retail Banking Conference & Awards event on May 19, 2016, the prototype analyses smartphone or tablet usage to form uniquely identifiable behavioural profiles. Usage habits can include the force users use on the screen, the angles they swipe and even their typing speed. When combined with other authentication methods, the behavioural biometric profile provides an additional level of security based on the natural interaction with their smartphone or tablet.

Ben Horan, account executive, Unisys, said, “This disruptive technology has firmly positioned Unisys at the heart of innovation in retail banking, demonstrating how our platform can be integrated with additional features, improving levels of security, reducing fraud and delivering a better customer experience for mobile bankers.”

“This award affirms our commitment to delivering state-of-the-art technology that meets the evolving needs of today’s financial institutions,” said Eric Crabtree, global head of Unisys Financial Services. “This award-winning solution not only simplifies and improves on the user experience, but also offers the security needed to provide both Nationwide and its customers with peace of mind.”

The conference and awards event saw key thinkers and leaders from some of Europe’s largest financial institutions come together to celebrate innovation in the industry and discuss the strategies, business practices and partnerships that are defining the sector.

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Unisys is a global information technology company that works with many of the world's largest companies and government organisations to solve their most pressing IT and business challenges. Unisys specialises in providing integrated, leading-edge solutions to clients in the government, financial services and commercial markets. With more than 20,000 employees serving clients around the world, Unisys offerings include cloud and infrastructure services, application services, security solutions, and high-end server technology. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.

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