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Identity verification firm Examity releases mobile authentication platform

Online proctoring and identity verification firm Examity has released a mobile authentication platform for online learning organizations, which streamlines the authentication process for students and faculty.

examiGO delivers mobile ID verification technology to make online learning more efficient, convenient, and secure for higher education institutions and other organizations.

Leveraging advanced mobile verification methods that are increasingly being used by banks and government agencies, examiGO provides a set of tools to facilitate student ID authentication, including fingerprint scan, voice match, and facial recognition.

“The rise of mobile computing among college students provides a unique opportunity for institutions to make ID verification more effective, secure, and simple,” said Michael London, president and CEO of Examity. “The smartphones favored by students provide the backbone for state-of-the-art verification practices and allow colleges to ensure the integrity of their online programs and streamline the test-taker experience at the same time.”

The addition of mobile verification reinforces Examity’s proctoring and authentication offering, which the company said is the only solution that offers live, recorded, and fully automated proctoring from a single platform.

“Online learning provides a critical path to success for a growing number of students in higher education – and for many learners, mobile technology is the most accessible way to engage in online coursework,” said Shailu Tipparaju, CTO of Examity. “We are deeply committed to supporting these students and the forward-thinking institutions that serve them by continuing to simplify and improve the online education experience.”

Examity works with a range of institutional partners, including Boston University, Pennsylvania State University and Yale University, to deliver remote proctoring and ID verification solutions to meet the unique needs of individual schools and programs.

The company recently raised a $21 million investment led by University Ventures, an investment firm focused on higher education, and Inherent Group, which supports high-growth companies.

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