Acuant biometrics and document authentication solution prioritized for FedRAMP JAB approval

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Acuant’s biometrics and identity management software have been prioritized for authorization by the U.S. Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization Board (JAB).

The company is seeking Moderate Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) from the FedRAMP JAB for its AssureID Connect, Ozone document reading and facial recognition system, and FaceID government biometric SaaS with passive liveness detection. Acuant jointly refers to the solutions as ‘COFRS’ in the announcement.

Customers can perform identity verification, KYC and AML checks through a single API with Acuant’s Trusted Identity Platform.

The high level of demand within the federal government for identity proofing services and the quality of Acuant’s business case motivated the JAB Technical Representatives, with the approval of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Office of General Counsel, to prioritize the assessment of COFRS.

“This achievement exemplifies the level of excellence that Acuant strives for in all we do,” said Acuant President and CEO Yossi Zekri. “We have been working in the government sector for many years, it was ideal for us to pursue this very prestigious level of certification and we look forward to completing the process.”

JAB is FedRAMP’s primary governance and decision-making body, and is made up of CIOs from DHS, the GSA and the DoD. The demand comes primarily form Acuant’s work with GSA and its Login.gov customers. The company provides document authentication, and passive authentication and facial recognition matching to digital passports with presentation attack detection to Login.gov customer agencies.

The solution meets the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB)’s data protection and cloud security standards, according to the announcement. FedRAMP authorization would indicate that Acuant is a cloud service provider which has the necessary security controls in place to mitigate the security risks associated with cloud service use to the degree necessary for risk associated with the relying party.

Acuant’s Ozone chip authentication technology was extended to mobile applications earlier this month.

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