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Thales launches remote biometric identity verification suite with passive liveness

Modular IDV solution supports mobile onboarding and ID document checks
Thales launches remote biometric identity verification suite with passive liveness

Thales has launched a new Gemalto Identity Verification Suite (IDV) to provide biometrics and document authenticity verification for secure remote customer onboarding with minimized ID fraud risk, the company announced.

The IDV suite, which Thales has privacy and user experience built in, has been launched in response to the growth in demand for remote client onboarding, integrating facial recognition, document security feature recognition and machine learning engines. ID verification enables fraud detection, digital enrolment and know your customer (KYC) processes, and Thales says its IDV can be used in the travel industry, telecommunications, banking, and government services, such as for international driving permits, as well as a range of online services.

Thales also provides flexible onboarding options to ease deployment, including a high secure connection to its IDV server in SaaS mode.

The IDV suite is offered as a modular solution to provide the flexibility to implement a single solution across all channels, according to the announcement, including mobile applications, websites, and networks of dedicated document scanners, to align with the security expectations of different industries. The technology can check the validity of a document’s machine-readable zone (MRZ), and detect features under white, infrared or UV light, or perform contactless NFC verification of digital identity documents.

The IDV suites’ selfie biometric features also integrate passive liveness detection.

“COVID-19 has created a number of key global shifts that are shaping the method in which people are accurately identified when signing up to new accounts or interacting with digital services. Goode Intelligence forecasts that electronic identity and document verification service adoption, in such crisis context, will be accelerated by 15-20 percent,” comments Alan Goode, CEO and chief analyst at Goode Intelligence. “Thales IDV suite addresses the urgent imperative to identify people in a trustful and ‘touchless’ way which offers service providers a smart solution to securely onboard users.”

Thales was recently announced as the technology provider for Florida’s mobile drivers’ licenses (mDLs), which are expected to launch next year.

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