With growing concerns about illegal immigration and border security, government authorities entrusted with protecting US borders continue to look for better ways to verify the identities of individuals coming in and out of the country. Advances in biometric technology – including fingerprinting and facial recognition – can address many of the implementation challenges programs have faced in recent years, suggesting a new path forward for identity authentication in the 21st century.
MorphoTrust USA, which provides biometric technology to several federal government agencies and whose biometric solutions are used at 70 percent of DMVs nationwide and biometric and secure credentialing for 80 percent of all US driver licenses and the US passport program, has named Confirm as a go-to-market partner in the commercial ID and identity authentication sector. Confirm will integrate certain MorphoTrust biometric and document authentication technology with its own cloud-based document and identity authentication technologies to enable commercial businesses to authenticate physical IDs including driver’s licenses, state identification cards and passports.
“There are a wide variety of applications for the commercial sector to use technology that requires authenticating government issued IDs,” said Confirm Founder and CEO Bob Geiman. “This type of authentication is critical for any type of high-trust transaction. With MorphoTrust’s best-in-class technology a key component of our engine, we bring a great deal of trusted value to the commercial market.”
“MorphoTrust’s licensed suite of solutions offers a variety of authenticating technologies such as enhanced security feature (ESF), deep pattern matching (DPM) and 1:1 facial recognition, while Confirm offers further ID verification technologies that are cost-effective, nimble and allow for multi-factor authentication,” MorphoTrust said in an announcement. “Confirm’s developer-friendly solution globally authenticates government-issued documents in a matter of seconds by employing advanced image capture, machine learning and computer visiontechniques. The integrated solution requires no subjective manual review and was purpose-built to protect the privacy of personally identifiable information."
“We are excited by our newly expanded partnership with Confirm,” said MorphoTrust CEO and Confirm Advisory Board member Bob Eckel. “Their strategic approach and deep understanding of the commercial market make Confirm well-positioned to enable new ID authentication use cases for the commercial marketplace that will resonate with consumers.”
MorphoTrust said, “These technologies can be embedded into customer-facing applications using the combined SDKs and APIs offered by Confirm. Their flexibility allows for the integration of additional, third-party APIs when greater authentication capabilities are required for higher-trust and higher-risk transactions, making these solutions easily customizable for business needs and use cases across a wide range of industries.”