Chennai, India, June 29, 2020: Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: SIFY), India’s most comprehensive ICT solutions provider with global service capabilities spanning domestic and international Telecom Networks, Data Centers, Cloud, Applications, Managed Services, and Systems integration, announced their partnership with Talview, an AI-enabled Talent Assessment technology provider, to integrate Remote Proctoring Solutions with its iTest platform. This integration with Talview’s proctoring solution, Proview, will ensure authentic invigilation of online assessments held remotely.
Sify’s iTest is a platform providing end-to-end admission, recruitment & assessment engine. iTest has the capability of providing a safe & secure testing environment in both LAN-based and internet-based settings. In just the last year, iTest has hosted approximately 4 million assessments online.
Talview’s Proctoring Solution, Proview, will enable iTest with powerful features such as live and automated remote proctoring that uses AI-powered facial recognition to detect impersonation, browser policing, real-time alerts, activity log to inspect suspicious activities, and more.
“Outbreak of COVID-19 has given a definitive surge to the online examination software market and has increased the need for advanced proctoring solutions. Remote proctoring offers a series of advantages over the traditional online examination method. Our iTest platform will come equipped with this AI-based proctoring solution to ensure the quality and integrity of exams and candidates during the remote examination. With this integration, iTest can now create a biometric record of the candidate, track their movements across multiple browser windows and for every session, and flag other suspicious activities like copy-paste in real-time. The solution is designed to work in a low bandwidth environment making it the perfect solution for the current situation,” said Kamal Nath, Chief Executive Officer, Sify Technologies Limited.
With the integration of iTest and Proview, examiners can now benefit from various advanced features:
The AI-enabled online proctoring solution, available in automated mode monitors suspicious activity using advanced video and audio analytics. It ensures the candidate focuses only on the test screen; monitors the light and other factors in the room; checks for suspicious actions & objects and background voice activity; and watches the browser window to detect changes. Adding to the automated module is the Live remote proctored solution that deploys trained resources in conjunction with the automated proctoring to offer a solution that gives an exam body the confidence to deliver exams in a remote manner.
The exam administrator can also monitor the online test from their preferred locations. A detailed log of browser activity and audio-visual responses of the candidate is provided, and the AI sensors disable the candidates’ facility to copy/paste answers. Real-time access restriction ensures the examiner can take action immediately if a candidate is using any fraudulent means. Real-time recording of users’ actions facilitates secure and authentic online tests. The recorded streams can be stored and viewed for up to six months.
The proctoring solution comes with advanced facial recognition features that ensure that the candidate is the original person taking the exam. Using an advanced algorithm in Machine Learning, it provides a confidence score to help ensure a match, and Two-Factor Authentication process that avoids fraudulent activity by quickly restricting test access.
Along with automated proctoring, facial recognition, and live monitoring, the solution also provides analytics on user behavior and user actions. It also offers browser patrolling and real-time communication via ChatBot and configurable alerts to avoid fraudulent activities during tests.
Commenting on this partnership, Sanjoe Jose, CEO, Talview, said, “Sify is a pioneer in the online assessments market and we are glad to be partnering with a player who has in-depth knowledge of the existing demand. Our AI tools are built on the foundation of years of assessing candidates in a virtual environment. Our combined solution will help the target customers to administer secure exams at scale with best in class test-taker experience.”
Key Benefits of Integration of iTest and Proview:
- Live Monitoring
- Automated Online Proctoring
- Facial Recognition
- Automated Analysis
- Browser Patrolling
- Access Restriction
- Low Bandwidth Ready
- Less Intrusive
- Real-Time Communication
Launched in 2017, Talview’s AI-powered candidate experience platform is the fastest way to remotely screen, interview, and test top talent and students. Our chatbot, live and asynchronous video interviewing, assessments, and remote proctoring solutions use advanced NLP and AI technology to empower our clients to select high-quality applicants anytime, anywhere, and administer tests and exams securely. With our 100% mobile experience, you can easily automate routine tasks, build talent pools, and integrate data seamlessly into your ATS or LMS.
About Sify Technologies
Sify Technologies is India’s most comprehensive ICT service & solution provider. With Cloud at the core of our solutions portfolio, Sify is focused on the changing ICT requirements of the emerging digital economy and the resultant demands from large, mid, and small-sized businesses.
Sify’s infrastructure comprising the largest MPLS network, top-of-the-line DCs, partnership with global technology majors, and vast expertise in business transformation solutions modeled on the cloud makes it the first choice of start-ups, incoming enterprises and even large domestic Enterprises on the verge of a revamp.
More than 10000 businesses across multiple verticals have taken advantage of Sify’s unassailable trinity of Data Centers, Networking and Security services, and conduct their business seamlessly from more than 1600 cities in India. Internationally, Sify has a presence across North America, the United Kingdom, and Singapore.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Sify undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements.
For a discussion of the risks associated with Sify’s business, please see the discussion under the caption “Risk Factors” in the company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended March 31, 2019, which has been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and is available by accessing the database maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov, and Sify’s other reports filed with the SEC.
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