Patent Number: 8,719,911

Title: Methods, systems, and computer program products for authenticating an identity of a user by generating a confidence indicator of the identity of the user based on a combination of multiple authentication techniques

Abstract: A user's identity is authenticated by evaluating the identity of the user using a plurality of authentication techniques, the plurality of authentication techniques generating a plurality of numerical confidence indicators, respectively, of the identity of the user, associating a plurality of authentication technique weights with the plurality of numerical confidence indicators, respectively, and calculating a weighted combination of the respective numerical confidence indicators using the plurality of authentication technique weights to generate a composite numerical confidence indicator of the identity of the user.

Inventors: Novack; Brian (St. Louis, MO), Birkes; Jerry (Santa Clarita, CA), Drake; Alton (Atlantic Highlands, NJ), Toretti; Gary (Flower Mound, TX)

Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.

International Classification: H04L 29/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018