Biometrics firm MorphoTrust and Confirm.io, a Boston-based start-up for mobile identity authentication, have announced a strategic alliance.
In a statement, the firms said the partnership would enable them to deliver the next generation of identity solutions.
The alliance will draw upon the combined strengths of each company – MorphoTrust’s government-class biometric and authentication portfolio fused with the depth of Confirm.io’s consumer-friendly mobile authentication and cloud technologies, the companies added.
“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.
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.
“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,” said said Bob Geiman, chairman and co-founder, Confirm.io.
“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,”
In January, Confirm.io announced that it has raised $4.0 million to launch a suite of mobile ID verification and multi-factor authentication products. Accomplice, Cava Capital, Rho and Zelkova Ventures led the funding along with a handful of notable angel investors.
MorphoTrust will be exhibiting at connect:ID 2016, 14-16 March, Washington DC. connect:ID is an international conference and exhibition that focuses on all aspects of identity technologies and the opportunities for their management in both the physical and digital worlds. www.connectidexpo.com