Top-Ranked Face Recognition and Biometric Authentication

Identify and verify users instantly with the latest advances in digital identity: face recognition, liveness, face analytics, and more.

#1

global face recognition provider in combined accuracy and efficiency.

NIST IREX 10

200M+

annual identity verifications.

Know Your Customer

Identify and verify your users. Prevent fraud with identity verification, global ID proofing, and sign-in authentication.

Liveness Detection

Prevent highly sophisticated spoofing attacks. iBeta Level-2 complian photo, video, avatar, and silicon mask detection

Face Analytics

Understand age, gender, and geographic origin. Includes emotion and facial pose analysis, plus mask, glasses, and hair detection.

ID Proofing

K
L
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Venenatis turpis habitasse aenean leo a ac sit sed nunc. Morbi amet velit lectus.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Vitae pretium risus feugiat etiam orci.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Vitae pretium risus feugiat etiam orci.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Vitae pretium risus feugiat etiam orci.

Visitor Management

K
L
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Venenatis turpis habitasse aenean leo a ac sit sed nunc. Morbi amet velit lectus.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Vitae pretium risus feugiat etiam orci.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Vitae pretium risus feugiat etiam orci.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Vitae pretium risus feugiat etiam orci.

Forensic Investigations

K
L
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Venenatis turpis habitasse aenean leo a ac sit sed nunc. Morbi amet velit lectus.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Vitae pretium risus feugiat etiam orci.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Vitae pretium risus feugiat etiam orci.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Vitae pretium risus feugiat etiam orci.

Government Services

K
L
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Venenatis turpis habitasse aenean leo a ac sit sed nunc. Morbi amet velit lectus.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Vitae pretium risus feugiat etiam orci.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Vitae pretium risus feugiat etiam orci.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Vitae pretium risus feugiat etiam orci.

Military Operations

K
L
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Venenatis turpis habitasse aenean leo a ac sit sed nunc. Morbi amet velit lectus.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Vitae pretium risus feugiat etiam orci.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Vitae pretium risus feugiat etiam orci.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur. Vitae pretium risus feugiat etiam orci.

All-in-one ROC SDK.

The fastest, most advanced suite of multimodal biometrics. All in one place.

Multimodal Biometrics

  • Face Recognition
#1 global algorithm in combined speed and accuracy.
  • Fingerprint Recognition
#1 global algorithm in combined speed and accuracy.
  • Iris Recognition
#1 global algorithm in efficiency.

Object & Threat Detection

Proactively detect live threats with AI-powered computer vision.

Identify weapons, vehicles, obstacles, license plates, and more. Drive informed decision making with real-time analytics and dashboards

World-beating algorithms. Built on common sense and common ground.

ROC SDK is made in America by elite national security experts, scientists, and engineers. That’s why we’re trusted by the U.S. military, law enforcement, and leading FinTech brands.

ROC_Flag_Dark_OchreAndSlate_RGB

The ROC difference.

list-icon

Ethical and trustworthy

ROC is made in America to the most exacting standards.

View our Code of Ethics

list-icon

Real-world performance

Proven for over 200M transactions in 2023 alone, from FinTech to law enforcement.

list-icon

Easy to integrate

Compatible with any OS, platform, and architecture. Deploy in the cloud, on-premise, or on the edge. Plus, get access to our support team of senior engineers.

list-icon

Affordable and easy to buy.

Per device, per stream, or per transaction pricing – at a far more affordable rate than industry average – with server or edge licensing and free access to development SDK.

Ready to learn more?

To schedule a demo or speak to an expert, please complete this quick survey.

FormWithSteps
Which capabilities are you interested in?

FAQ

How does Face Recognition work?

"
!

This is a loaded question! Although it’s hard to answer this easily, our Chief Scientist and Co-Founder, Brendan Klare, elaborates on how Face Recognition software works and some of its use cases in this blog post.

The long story short is that an algorithm injests a photo or video, identifies face(s), and generates a face template, which is a numerical encoding of a face. From there, the template can be compared to another template to determine if they are the same identity (1:1), or it can be compared against a large set of templates to determine if the same identity appears in the set (1:N).

Each Face Recognition algorithm vendor has a different and proprietary approach; this is why each vendor has different levels of performance across various factors. To get a better understanding of the differences in performance between Face Recognition algorithms, the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) conducts ongoing 1:1 and 1:N Facial Recognition Vendor Tests (FRVT), which have become the go-to sources for Face Recognition benchmarking across a wide range of conditions and datasets. Here, you can find the most recent NIST FRVT 1:1 and NIST FRVT 1:N reports.

NIST also produces individual “report cards” for all Face Recognition vendors. ROC.ai’s 1:1 and 1:N report cards can be found here.

What sets ROC.ai apart?

"
!

ROC is the only Western-Friendly Face Recognition provider (developed entirely in the USA) that NIST FRVT ranks in the top 10 for accuracy and efficiency across all use cases.

Don’t just take our word for it! See the latest NIST FRVT 1:1 and 1:N reports, as well as ROC.ai’s individual 1:1 and 1:N report cards for more details about our performance.

ROC is hardware agnostic which makes us very cost effective, whereas a lot of providers have costly hardware requirements.

ROC's lightweight software package and tiny template size allow for deployment on-edge or in the cloud using minimal computing resources, hence saving the customer from excessive and exorbitant hardware costs.

What is a face template?

"
!

A face template is the numerical encoding of a face image that contains uniquely identifying characteristics and allows computers to differentiate between people. They can be generated from a static image or series of video frames. Uniquely identifying characteristics associated with the face image are extracted and represented by a numerical encoding which cannot be reverse engineered to mitigate identity spoofing. Each Face Recognition software vendor has a unique approach for this encoding process. File size and matching speed are critical differentiators in addition to accuracy.

What OS requirements do your products have? What architectures are supported?

"
!

The ROC SDK is available for Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, and Linux. The ROC SDK supports both x86-64 and ARM processors. For older processors we provide a legacy build for CPUs that do not have the FMA instruction set.

Do you process on the edge or on the cloud?

"
!

Both! The ROC SDK performs accurate face matching on-edge and on large-scale cloud applications, given our small file size. And we do it without compromising performance, so we can work equally as well on large enterprise applications.

What types of use cases do you support?

"
!

ROC.ai currently supports a broad range of use cases across both the public and private sectors. We work heavily in the commercial space, especially FinTech, and power ~50% of the ID-proofing community, including various online banking, eKYC, and anti-fraud solutions. Within the public sector, we power over a dozen law enforcement agencies and several large federal customers. We are also proud to work with several organizations addressing social issues like human trafficking, child exploitation, counterterrorism, and election participation.

What is the largest gallery of face images that ROC.ai can support?

"
!

The sky is the limit! We understand that each of our partners have different requirements, and we have developed our Face Recognition capabilities with this in mind. Our products support galleries in the order of millions. Currently, our largest deployment supports a federal government organization with a 500M template gallery.

Do you work with masks?

"
!

Yes. In response to COVID, ROC.ai applied its extensive data collection and research capabilities on the challenge of uniquely recognizing people wearing face masks using only the eye/eyebrow region of the face.

Does your face recognition algorithm work on children?

"
!

Yes, ROC.ai is very accurate when used on children. However, there are important nuances to this answer.

  1. Rapid physiological development – Early adolescence is a time in physiological development when the face and cranium experience major changes.
  2. Availability of data – Face Recognition algorithms exhibit high performance on population segments on which they have been trained. Training data for minors is not as readily available as data for adults.
  3. The time span between enrollment and subsequent matching is especially important to consider when Face Recognition systems are used with younger populations. Overall, we estimate that Face Recognition works well on people over the age of 11.

How good are ROC.ai’s Face Recognition capabilities?

"
!

Thanks for asking! We are extremely proud of our Face Recognition performance, which is at the core of who we are as an AI/ML company. The ROC.ai Face Recognition algorithm consistently ranks in the top tier of accuracy, template size, and enrollment speed of algorithms in the world according to the NIST FRVT. We also conduct regular internal benchmarking, which affirms our ability to turn around new and improved algorithms fast.

We recommend consulting the NIST FRVT 1:1 and 1:N reports, which presents a full-picture of each Face Recognition algorithm vendor’s performance, as well as how they stack up against each other.

What is your approach to bias?

"
!

ROC.ai believes that bias in facial recognition is not a topic that should be ignored. We have made it a priority to limit bias within our algorithm as much as possible, and it shows. Our technology continues to exhibit minimal differences in error rate between racial and gender cohorts. This blog post has more information (section on “Algorithmic Bias”). We are constantly working to improve the accuracy of our algorithms, including reducing gender and racial bias.

What is your approach to privacy?

"
!

ROC.ai believes that preserving privacy should be a primary consideration of facial recognition vendors. We have led the industry in adopting a comprehensive code of ethics and advocating for ethical use of AI across the board. ROC.ai strictly complies with any and all laws and regulations relating to privacy, data security, data protection, and processing, transfer, disclosure, sharing, storing, security and use of personal information, as applicable in any jurisdiction where it is used. In addition, ROC.ai has developed features like “face blurring” which protect the identity of all except persons of interest.

Fraud is a big issue in facial recognition. How does ROC.ai tackle spoofing?

"
!

We use a single image/single frame and have several models looking for spoofs on laptops, glossy photos, printer paper and phones. ROC has a US patent for its proprietary passive biometric liveness detection. The method uses micro-texture analysis to confirm the authenticity of a biometric image during the matching process. ROC's liveness detection does not require the use of any specialized hardware, and is able to perform the liveness check using only the standard RGB cameras found in smartphones, security cameras, and other devices. It also does so using only a single image or video frame, which minimizes the amount of processing bandwidth needed to carry out the check.