Acquisition to boost HID Global’s secure government ID offerings

HID Global has acquired government ID solutions firm Arjo Systems SAS for an undisclosed amount, expanding HID Global’s capabilities to deploy electronic identification (eID) and ePassport solutions for government programs. “Our acquisition of Arjo Systems significantly advances our Government-to-Citizen ID business, broadening our geographical reach and giving us critical mass,” explained Stefan Widing, president and CEO of HID Global. “Arjo Systems is a strong fit for HID Global, complementing our existing government ID offerings with an expanded range of capabilities

Trulioo, Mitek release ID document verification platform with facial comparison

Trulioo has released an ID document verification platform with facial comparison technology to further improve authentication capabilities, which marks the first time a global identity verification provider is offering a combined service through a single solution. The combination of electronic identity verification (eIDV) and ID document verification enables clients to establish the ideal balance of offering consumers a simple onboarding experience while ensuring the enterprise adheres to cross-border Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance requirements. By partnering

Gemalto exec discusses the 3M Identity Management Business acquisition

Earlier this week, Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, announced the closing of the acquisition of 3M’s Identity Management Business after approval by relevant regulatory and antitrust authorities. The 3M Cogent business has been recognized for delivering some of the most fastest, reliable, accurate and sophisticated biometric identification solutions in the world. Gemalto believes their strategic acquisition will round out their government service offerings by adding biometric technologies and more secure document features. 3M’s Identity Management Business will be

Jumio sets record Q1 2017 financial results with 47 percent growth

Jumio has issued its financial results for Q1 2017, which showed 47 percent growth in annual recurring revenue (ARR) year-over-year. The company attributes the net new growth to a surge of enterprise accounts, setting records for the most enterprise accounts in a given quarter and in daily transaction volume. Meanwhile, Jumio’s customer base continues to expand as a result of its comprehensive identity verification solutions, which include Netverify Trusted Identity as a Service, ID verification, identity verification and document verification.

GET Group showcasing its biometric live capture solution at ISC West

GET Group North America will be showcasing biometric identification technology for live capture and enrollment in the Document Security Alliance Pavilion at this week’s ISC West exhibition in Las Vegas. GET Group NA, along with Covestro LLC, Regula Forensics, Inc., and Foster + Freeman USA will demonstrate the multiple components required for an end-to-end document issuing and security verification solution – including secure card manufacturing, image capture/personalization, card reading & authentication, and forensic analysis. GET Group NA provides hardware and

Equifax leverages facial recognition for document verification solution

Equifax has released its Document Verifier solution which uses facial recognition technology to provide faster identity authentication for financial product applications. Document Verifier authenticates the identity of an applicant within seconds by comparing a live image of the individual with a photograph of his or her passport or driving licence, both of which are captured by a smartphone or webcam enabled device. In addition, the automated technology can detect potential tampering or anomalies on official documents from over 200 countries.

Mount Airey Group, Acuant to release chip reader for passport authentication

Identity solutions firm Mount Airey Group, Inc. is partnering with data capture and authentication firm Acuant to release a comprehensive authentication solution for border control. Acuant’s newly developed chip reader technology, Acuant CHIP, will serve as an integral aspect of AssureID which is integrated with Mount Airey Group’s Ozone e-Passport authentication technology. The partnership offers the first-to-market certificate chain validation for passports, including country-specific policy controls. Acuant CHIP conducts multiple authentication tests including basic access control (BAC) to cryptographically access

ID4Africa to hold document and credential symposium at Namibia event

ID4Africa has announced that its annual event will feature a special document and credential security symposium. The symposium, entitled “DocSec” will provide a full day program of four sessions, focused on: expert tutorials, credential security printing, security features, ePassports, travel documents, along with sessions focused on combating identity and document fraud. ID4Africa bills itself as a multi-stakeholder movement that promotes the transparent and responsible adoption of digital ID management in the service of development in Africa. The organization will hold

Fly to Gate automates document and ID verification processes for airports

Gemalto and IER have partnered to create Fly to Gate, a self-service solution that takes travelers smoothly from their home to the airport departure gate. The solution offers travelers the choice between mobile check-in or self-service kiosks and includes bag drop points, border control, security and boarding gates. The Gemalto and IER Fly to Gate solution supports multimodal biometric verification including facial recognition, document verification and straightforward integration with immigration systems, enabling rigorous standards of security and outstanding operational efficiency

IDscan granted patent for technology to verify faces on a passport or ID card

IDScan, a GBG company, has been granted a U.S. patent for Visage, which verifes the facial component of a passport or ID card by checking against a databank of faces acquired from proven fake, forged or altered documents. “The production of fake documents is an industry all of its own now,” commented Tamlyn Thompson, managing director of IDscan. “IDscan has always strived to stay one step ahead of the criminals to ensure that our global customers are properly protected. Our