Alliance will enable identity assurance for markets including the sharing economy, peer-to-peer, and high-trust transactions
Billerica and Boston, Mass. – February 3rd, 2016 MorphoTrust (Safran), The Identity Company, and Confirm.io, a Boston-based start-up for mobile identity authentication, today announced a strategic alliance to deliver the next generation of identity solutions that enable new business models “everywhere identity matters™”.
The alliance draws upon the combined strengths of each company – the breadth of MorphoTrust’s government-class biometric and authentication portfolio fused with the depth of Confirm.io’s consumer-friendly mobile authentication and cloud technologies – to deliver solutions that enable companies to ensure people are who they claim to be when conducting high-trust transactions.
The companies are combining efforts to release enterprise-class mobile SDKs and APIs for qualified developers requiring advanced user verification and mobile facial recognition. Example use cases include the verification of identity documents in mobile customer experiences, and the use of biometrics for user authentication in high-trust transactions.
“When we were looking for a go-to-market partner, the thing that struck us about Confirm.io is that they aren’t simply an identity technology company; they believe what we believe. We have a shared vision of simplifying and securing lives, while enabling new business models, and that makes them an ideal partner. We are committed to working with innovative companies that are interested in shaping the future of identity for mobile, online and in-person transactions where identity matters,” commented Bob Eckel, president and CEO, MorphoTrust.
in biometric identification and document authentication, with a world-class multi-modal biometric portfolio, credibility in the most-demanding government identity programs, and credentialing and ID programs encompassing driver licenses and IDs of millions of people nationwide. Specialized SDKs and APIs are available to identify and read enhanced security features that ensure these IDs are genuine and unaltered.
Confirm.io’s innovative mobile portfolio enables safer interactions between people and businesses by linking physical ID documents with digital identities through the use of RESTful APIs and mobile SDKs.
“All commercial companies have some level of identity risk, but with the rise of the sharing economy, peer-to-peer business models and more and more transactions moving to online, companies have an unmet need to make sure people are who they claim to be. Enterprises also have an opportunity to build relationships across a community of trusted customers in a way that enables these new business models to thrive because risk is managed and the vision of these systems becomes a reality. Together with MorphoTrust, we believe we can give businesses and individuals the tools to maximize the potential of their customer relationships by providing identity authentication products for any off-line or digital transaction,” said Bob Geiman, chairman and co-founder, Confirm.io.
About MorphoTrust USA
MorphoTrust USA (Safran) is The Identity Company, providing market-leading solutions and services to commercial businesses and government agencies that enable trusted transactions – in person or online whenever identity matters. This includes enrollment, with the secure capture and transmission of biometric and biographic data; verifying identity through biometric identification, document authentication and validation of data against trusted sources; and issuing secure credentials or permissions to access a range of benefits and services.
MorphoTrust solutions produce 80% of U.S. driver licenses and IDs – the most trusted document for establishing identity. Other government programs include U.S. passports and passport cards, as well as solutions for border management, public safety, banking and travel. MorphoTrust serves consumers through a nationwide network of 1100 IdentoGO® Centers, delivering fingerprinting and other identity-related services to over 4.5 million customers annually.
Confirm.io is a Boston-based mobile identity authentication company that enables safer interactions between people and businesses by linking physical identification with digital identities. Through the use of RESTful APIs and mobile SDKs, the Company makes authenticating any government issued ID easy, fast and secure. Confirm’s solutions are easy to deploy and to integrate with mobile and internet applications to confirm a person’s identity for any transaction that requires or benefits from proof of identity. For more information, please visit. www.confirm.io