Acuant acquires Mount Airey Group’s line of Ozone identity solutions

Acuant has acquired Ozone, a line of identity products, intellectual property (IP) and talent from identity solutions provider Mount Airey Group.

The acquisition follows a successful partnership between Acuant and Mount Airey Group, which integrated Acuant’s AssureID with Mount Airey Group’s Ozone e-Passport Authentication technology.

The partnership between the two companies created a comprehensive e-authentication solution for border control, featuring certificate chain validation for passports and country-specific policy controls.

“We are excited to bring these two world-class product sets together,” Bill Russell, chief technology officer for Mount Airey Group, said. “They provide powerful state-of-the-art security checks with rapid identity authentication. In today’s world, this full range of identity document verification is a must-have for our customers.”

Ozone allows application owners to public key-enable their applications without having to understand the inner workings of public key infrastructure (PKI).

The line of identity solutions supports enterprise-scale identity and access management (IDAM) solutions including ePassport analysis, ICAO public key directory (PKD) and validation capabilities, and atomic authorization capabilities integrated in cloud and mobility solutions.

ePassports add another layer of security to traditional non‑electronic passports by embedding an electronic chip in the passport.

“The addition of Ozone into our expanding line of identity solutions strengthens our chip and PKI offering to provide industry leading security,” said Yossi Zekri, CEO of Acuant. “These expanded capabilities will have a significant impact on both government and commercial markets relative to identity verification and authentication trends.”

Previously reported, Acuant made significant improvements to its AssureID and mobile products, such as faster updates to its identity document library and adding new image spoofing detection technology.

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