Jumio, HID Global recognized for excellence in innovation

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A pair of biometrics companies have won awards, with Jumio being recognized for the second year in a row for employee satisfaction and included on Business Intelligence Group’s list of Best Places to Work, while HID Global has made it among finalists in the Microsoft Security 20/20 program’s Identity Trailblazer category.

Jumio is the only multinational enterprise on the list, the company says, in an award program that honors companies for making work environments fun, engaging and challenging to help their employees perform better.

“At Jumio, our employees share a common vision to make the internet a safer place and are engaged and motivated to make this vision a reality. We are honored our efforts to create a fun and encouraging work environment have been recognized by Business Intelligence Group for the second year in a row,” said Robert Prigge, Jumio CEO. “In today’s world of escalating fraud, proving that users are who they claim to be online is critical, and we are proud to provide a solution to help enterprises protect themselves and their ecosystems from bad actors.”

To prevent fraud attempts, Jumio introduces a combined strategy that leverages AI, machine learning, face-based biometrics, certified liveness detection and computer vision technologies. Jumio boasts to have verified over 225 million identities by over 200 countries and territories.

“Congratulations to Jumio for building an organization focused on employee engagement and performance,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer of Business Intelligence Group. “It was clear from analyzing the employee survey data that this is a great place to work and employee feedback is not only listened to, but acted upon. Congratulations to the entire team.”

Jumio received 21 industry awards in 2019, recognizing it for innovation, cybersecurity and company growth. Some of the top awards include Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World, 2019 Fortress Cyber Security Award winner for Authentication and Identity, the Best Place to Work by Business Intelligence Group, the Fastest Growing Cybersecurity Company in the 2019 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards and a winner of Business Intelligence Group’s 2019 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards.

HID Global recognized in Identity Trailblazer category

HID Global was also honored this week in the Microsoft Security 20/20 Partner Awards and named a finalist in the Identity Trailblazer category for its excellence in innovation, integration, and customer implementation with Microsoft technology.

“Being named an award finalist recognizes our work with Microsoft on helping fulfill its vision for using FIDO2 security keys to eliminate the risk of compromised usernames and passwords,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President & Managing Director of Identity & Access Management Solutions (IAMS) with HID Global. “We have aligned our efforts with this Microsoft initiative to bring our customers a growing family of converged smart cards and keys that extend the benefits of passwordless FIDO2 authentication to provide users a single credential for access throughout the workplace, from the door to cloud and IT resources.”

Finalists in 16 categories that cover security integration partners, system integrators and managed security service providers will be celebrated at the Microsoft Security 20/20 partner awards.

“The themes for the new Microsoft Security 20/20 partner awards are vision and clarity. Microsoft Security is focused on protecting our customers and there is no vision for the future that doesn’t involve security partners,” said Rob Lefferts, CVP, Microsoft Threat Protection. “We are hosting the first Microsoft Security 20/20 partner awards gala to honor security partners that are making an impact through technology development and customer enablement.”

HID Global began working with Microsoft on advanced user authentication technologies in 2018.

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