Acuant Acquires Mount Airey Group’s Suite of Ozone® Identity Solutions

Transaction Creates New Gold Standard for Converged Physical and Electronic Authentication

LOS ANGELESSept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, announced that it has acquired Ozone®, a line of identity products, intellectual property (IP) and talent from Mount Airey Group, a premier provider of identity solutions used by federal organizations and agencies around the world. According to ICAO there are approximately 100 Nations/States currently issuing ePassports, and over 490 million ePassports are in circulation.

This transaction follows a highly successful partnership between Acuant and Mount Airey Group, which integrated Acuant’s AssureID  with Mount Airey Group’s Ozone e-Passport Authentication technology to create the industry’s most comprehensive e-authentication solution for border control, featuring certificate chain validation for passports and country-specific policy controls.

Bill Russell, Chief Technology Officer for Mount Airey Group stated, “we are excited to bring these two world-class product sets together. They provide powerful state-of-the-art security checks with rapid identity authentication. In today’s world, this full range of identity document verification is a must-have for our customers.”

Ozone, which allows application owners to PK-enable their applications without the need to understand the mechanics of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), supports enterprise-scale identity and access management (IDAM) solutions, including ePassport analysis, ICAO Public Key Directory (PKD) and validation capabilities, and atomic authorization capabilities incorporated within cloud and mobility solutions. ePassports add a layer of security to traditional non‑electronic passports by embedding an electronic chip in the passport.

“The addition of Ozone into our expanding line of identity solutions strengthens our chip and PKI offering to provide industry leading security,” said Yossi Zekri, CEO, Acuant. “These expanded capabilities will have a significant impact on both government and commercial markets relative to identity verification and authentication trends.”

About Acuant

Acuant Inc. is a global technology company that provides comprehensive Identity Verification solutions responding to various levels of risk and assurance requirements. Utilizing patented technology Acuant transforms data intake into a business-enhancing proposition while instantly reducing the risk of fraudulent transactions.

Acuant’s intelligent engineering is made to work in any industry in any environment with compatibility for Windows, iOS, Android, Hybrid and HTML 5- and built to allow meeting the highest level security requirements and regulations such as KYC, PII, HIPAA and AML. Partners include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations.

For more information, please visit acuantcorp.com

About Mount Airey Group, Inc.

Mount Airey Group, Inc. (MAG) is an advanced technology services company that focuses on enterprise architecture, information security, identity management, secure authorizations, and security related business processes in order to provide solutions that meet the complex information security and technology needs of its customers. MAG actively engages with several international standards bodies including IETF and ISO/ANSI, and is a direct participant in the ICAO-supporting working groups developing the requirements and standards for machine readable documents.

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Acuant Reports YOY Revenue and Profitability at Record Highs Since AssureTec Acquisition

SaaS revenue grows more than 90%, led by Machine Learning Powered ID Verification Product Offerings

LOS ANGELESSept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and ID authentication solutions, announced record revenue and profitability, powering more than one billion partner transactions worldwide since its acquisition of AssureTec in June 2016, monthly processing ID’s from all 50 US States, all Canadian Provinces and from 196 countries. SaaS revenue increased in excess of 90% this past year, which has helped achieve almost a doubling of its respective percent of overall business.

“Post a successful integration of AssureTec, we continue to focus on empowering businesses and consumers in today’s digital economy to transact with trust, and together with our growing base of partners to introduce faster, more secure and more user-friendly identity verification solutions,” said Yossi Zekri, CEO of Acuant.

With three intelligent engineering centers located in CaliforniaNew Hampshire and Israel, Acuant offers flexible and scalable solutions for image processing and authentication on cloud and mobile platforms. Adding FRM, biometric facial recognition match with image spoofing detection, and DocX, real time manual identity document review, to further expand its AssureID product continuum, Acuant provides the highest level of accuracy for identity proofing that allows businesses to validate more good customers, creating trust and loyalty, while preventing fraudulent transactions. In today’s world of prevalent data breaches, Acuant offers ID verification products that allow institutions to establish trusted identities without needing to access compromised data and without hassle to customers.

Powered by machine learning, AssureID is approaching 150 million transactions annually and is positioned to grow that number aggressively with mobile, cloud and on-premise solutions, while AcuFill, the company’s extraction and data fill product line, is closing in on 40 million transactions every month.

Since the acquisition, Acuant’s core authentication business has grown to include 20 large government deployments and they have added more than 50 partners which range from large systems integrators to spot solutions designed for industries such as financial services, healthcare and the sharing economy.

Stephen Maloney, Acuant’s EVP Business Development and Strategy, states, “Moving forward, our product continuum will further embrace the convergence of physical and digital identity especially as it relates to identity proofing, and continue to transform our industry.”

About Acuant

Acuant Inc. is a global technology company that provides comprehensive Identity Verification solutions responding to various levels of risk and assurance requirements. Utilizing patented technology Acuant transforms data intake into a business-enhancing proposition while instantly reducing the risk of fraudulent transactions.

Acuant’s intelligent engineering is made to work in any industry in any environment with compatibility for Windows, iOS, Android, Hybrid and HTML 5- and built to allow meeting the highest level security requirements and regulations such as KYC, PII, HIPAA and AML. Partners include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations.

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Traffic Control CRM Upgrades its Mobile App with Acuant Auto-Fill Driver’s License Scan Technology

Traffic Control, the CRM, ILM, and EAM (employee activity management) solution for dealers retailing 50 to 150 vehicles a month, has upgraded its mobile app with Acuant, Inc.’s data capture and auto-fill technology.

Now dealership sales teams will scan and capture customer information instantly and conveniently by using smartphone cameras, whether on the lot, in the showroom, or on the service drive. With this upgrade, personnel engaging customers will never need to disengage from them – if only momentarily – to capture and secure personal data.

“For Traffic Control users, this integration speeds up the sales process, secures sensitive customer data in the Cloud and then auto-populates Traffic Control so that information is always readily accessible for working the deal or following up,” said Brendan Hurley, Co-Founder, Traffic Control CRM.

Acuant’s data capture and auto-fill technology provides for mobile photo-capture simplicity and speed. Its process eliminates data-entry errors and creates a secure digital record that reduces the risk of information exposure to the public. With Traffic Control’s mobile app upgraded with this technology, there is no longer the liability risk associated with paper driver’s license photocopies or scans left in copiers or scanners.

“Every second eliminated from processes that involve a customer’s decision and buying process aids in increasing sales conversion rates. Today’s customers not only value high tech and efficient processes but they demand them. Acuant also allows for a worry-free transaction; with driver’s license data securely stored, customers are free to focus on the test drive and evaluating options and not wondering who has access to their private information,” said Yossi Zekri, CEO, Acuant.

Traffic Control is a CRM, internet lead management (ILM), employee activity management (EAM) and desking tool empowering dealerships to monitor and control sales and leads opportunities closely, capture be-backs and declined service sales, and better manage employee activities.

A low-priced, high-value CRM for smaller dealerships, Traffic Control – now in its 10th year – also features mobile apps, it monitors and manages incoming and outgoing calls, offers document scanning for secure and efficient document management, provides Cloud email and messaging, and phone and text consolidation among stores and their customers. Traffic Control provides users consultative and instant support, monthly tune-ups, free online one-on-one user training, and system alerts should the dealership slip behind on its EAM activities. Traffic Control integrates with dealer management systems from Autosoft, Auto-Mate, Adam Systems, and others.

About Acuant

Acuant Inc. is a global technology company that provides comprehensive Identity Verification solutions responding to various levels of risk and assurance requirements. Utilizing patented technology Acuant transforms data intake into a business-enhancing proposition while instantly reducing the risk of fraudulent transactions. Acuant’s intelligent engineering is made to work in any industry in any environment with compatibility for Windows, iOS, Android, Hybrid and HTML 5- and built to allow meeting the highest level security requirements and regulations such as KYC, PII, HIPAA, and AML. Partners include start-ups, Fortune 500, and FTSE 350 organizations in all industries including Government, Financial, Healthcare, Hospitality, and Security. www.acuantcorp.com

About Traffic Control

Traffic Control is a CRM, internet lead management (ILM), employee activity management (EAM) and desking tool that allow dealers to monitor and control sales and leads opportunities closely. It features the benefits dealers expect, including mobile apps, Tell-U-Phone, Cloud email and messaging, document scanning for secure and efficient document management, and consolidated voice, email, and texting communications.   www.trafficontrolcrm.com

 

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Acuant Powers Peer-to-Peer Sharing Platform Boro with ID Verification, Authentication

Acuant’s Identity Solutions Power Innovation, Disruption in the Sharing Economy

Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and identity verification software globally, today announced a partnership with Boro Technologies Corporation (Boro), a peer-to-peer sharing platform that enables users to rent power tools and other popular home items from peers in local communities throughout North America.

Boro offers its customers low rental prices for high cost items by leveraging a peer-to-peer sharing model, reducing transaction and overhead costs compared with traditional rental arrangements. For owners, Boro creates an immediate opportunity to generate income for unused or lightly used assets, while leveraging a flexible work schedule. For renters, Boro offers a convenient and user-friendly platform that provides the popular items they need at a fraction of the cost of ownership.

In a recent survey of 1,000 individuals ages 18-26, Boro found that 72% of respondents expect to participate in the sharing economy in the next two years; 86% say it makes “life more affordable”; and 89% agree it is based on “trust between providers and users.”

Boro will leverage Acuant’s AssureID™ solution to efficiently register and validate the identity of users on its platform. AssureID provides secure and frictionless transactions for Boro customers by extracting the data from IDs, such as driver’s licenses, and authenticating it in one easy step. Users can register on Apple and Android devices and capture their IDs to be accepted as Boro members.

“We are committed to providing a safe environment and an outstanding user experience for our customers,” said Arvin Bhangu, CEO of Boro. “Acuant, a trusted market leader in identify authentication, helps us build a community of trust with our customers as we launch our platform throughout North America.”

Steve Maloney, EVP Business Development & Strategy of Acuant, further states, “Given the fast growth of the sharing economy, Acuant has recognized and met the need for user friendly mobile ID verification with several offerings and is pleased to have been chosen to help Boro grow their customer base.”

About Boro
Boro changes the way you access the things you need. This unique service is packed with amazing products to use whenever you need – from tools you need to start a home project to drones that you can fly on your time off. Book private products from others around you or list your own. Boro is fun, fast and secure.

About Acuant
Acuant Inc. is a global technology company that provides comprehensive Identity Verification solutions responding to various levels of risk and assurance requirements. Utilizing patented technology Acuant transforms data intake into a business-enhancing proposition while instantly reducing the risk of fraudulent transactions.

Acuant’s intelligent engineering is made to work in any industry in any environment with compatibility for Windows, iOS, Android, Hybrid and HTML 5- and built to allow meeting the highest level security requirements and regulations such as KYC, PII, HIPAA and AML. Partners include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations.

For more information, please visit acuantcorp.com

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Acuant Improves Updates to Industry’s Largest Identity Document Library and Enhances Image Spoofing Detection

With More than 1 Billion Trusted Transactions Worldwide, Acuant Continues to Lead in Identity Proofing

Los Angeles, CA, June 28, 2017Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and identity verification software globally, today announced significant enhancements to its AssureID™ and mobile products, including faster updates to the industry’s largest identity document library and new image tampering detection technology. In response to customer demand, Acuant has also added an optional data storage feature and introduced support for Xamarin SDK, as well as, MySQL.

AssureID now provides a more efficient process for customers to access Acuant’s industry leading identity document library which is continuously updated with the latest version of IDs. As a result, customers utilizing Acuant’s library via local and cloud solutions do not have to wait for updates when new IDs, such a state driver’s license, are introduced. Previously the installation of new software meant a lengthy testing cycle for businesses, especially if frequent software updates were required. AssureID has now separated the document library from the software installation making it as easy as uploading a new file to be up to date. This enhancement allows customer facing web sites and mobile apps to maintain the highest stability and availability.

Acuant is also addressing the growing problem of image spoofing. Fraudsters are using tampered images for biometric facial recognition processes where digital images are used for verification of insurance, licensing, or proof of identity in consumer-not-present transactions. Acuant FRM’s new photo tampering detection technology will not approve illegitimate images, allowing for more valid transactions and preventing fraud.

“In today’s market, transaction delays mean losing customers,” said Yossi Zekri, CEO of Acuant. “We are constantly working to improve the speed and accuracy of our identity proofing solutions to allow for a frictionless experience while offering the highest level of authentication to protect against fraudulent transactions.”

Beyond easy integration, Acuant provides multiple deployment options to match any company’s specific needs and use cases.  Recent additions include extending product support to include a Xamarin SDK for mobile solutions. This allows companies to deliver native iOS, Android and Windows applications using existing skills, teams and code. Acuant’s AssureID Connect has also extended its support to MySQL and AWS Aurora databases for companies, providing an on premise deployment choice that is flexible and cost effective.

Additionally, Acuant has recognized the need and request from businesses to safely and securely store customer data without introducing a threat to Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This is accomplished via Acuant’s proprietary data encryption, which is optional to customers, and allows for future use of customer data.

To learn more about Acuant and how to choose leading identity verification solutions, read their white paper: Beyond Machine Learning.

 

About Acuant

Acuant Inc. is a global technology company that provides comprehensive Identity Verification solutions responding to various levels of risk and assurance requirements. Utilizing patented technology Acuant transforms data intake into a business-enhancing proposition while instantly reducing the risk of fraudulent transactions.

Acuant’s intelligent engineering is made to work in any industry in any environment with compatibility for Windows, iOS, Android, Hybrid and HTML 5- and built to allow meeting the highest level security requirements and regulations such as KYC, PII, HIPAA and AML. Partners include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations.

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Acuant’s Automated Data Capture Solution Selected by Game Changing Carbon Health to Provide a Hassle-Free Digital Experience for Patients

LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and verification solutions, today announced it will provide its AcuFill™ real time intelligent data capture solution to Carbon Health, a mobile-based connected healthcare network that is building a new healthcare system from the ground up.

Carbon Health will incorporate Acuant’s technology into its mobile healthcare platform, which allows patients to connect with all of their healthcare providers through a mobile device. Carbon Health will leverage Acuant’s sleek and easy information capture solution to improve use experience, streamline the revenue cycle, foster better communications within the healthcare ecosystem, and eliminate rejected claims due to manual entry errors.

The unified end-to-end technology platform is integrated with insurance companies, pharmacies, medical imaging centers and labs, providing independent practices with an all-in-one tool to streamline their practice and allowing physicians to spend more time connecting with patients. Patients benefit from a comprehensive healthcare experience accessible through their mobile device, with direct access to their full medical records and seamless continuity of care between virtual and in-person consultations.

“The Carbon Health team brings the best medical experts, designers and engineers together to build a healthcare network that makes sense to both patients and doctors. Acuant has been a key partner from day one, supporting our vision and providing us with a solution that is integral to our seamless user experience for both patients and practices,” said Eren Bali, CEO and Co-founder of Carbon Health. “We look forward to working with the Acuant team as we continue to pursue our mission of transforming the patient-doctor experience.”

“We are excited to partner with innovators like Carbon Health that are disrupting major industries. The healthcare landscape is challenging and ripe with opportunities to have more pleasing patient experiences while also improving operations and costs for practices. That is where our solutions come in and we couldn’t be more pleased to be a part of the new system Carbon Health is creating,” said Yossi Zekri, President and CEO of Acuant. “Our logic-based technology identifies and captures fields regardless of the specific insurance ID template. This infrastructure will enable Carbon to automate patient registration and create a user-friendly experience while guaranteeing the accuracy of data as it relates to patient care, billing and preapprovals.”

About Carbon Health
Carbon Health was founded in 2016 when CEO Eren Bali and co-founders Tom Berry and Dr. Greg Burrell decided to reimagine healthcare by building a completely new healthcare system from the ground up. Carbon brings the marketplace model to healthcare, connecting practices with a unified technology platform and giving patients access to all of their providers through their mobile device. Carbon currently has a primary care clinic in San Francisco and provides virtual care throughout California. More locations coming soon. Please visit carbonhealth.com to learn more.

About Acuant
Acuant Inc. is a global technology company that provides comprehensive Identity Verification solutions responding to various levels of risk and assurance requirements. Utilizing patented technology Acuant transforms data intake into a business-enhancing proposition while instantly reducing the risk of fraudulent transactions.

Acuant’s intelligent engineering is made to work in any industry in any environment with compatibility for Windows, iOS, Android, Hybrid and HTML 5- and built to allow meeting the highest level security requirements and regulations such as KYC, PII, HIPAA and AML. Partners include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations.

Acuant Partners with eLEND to Streamline Automotive Sales Process

LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, today announced a partnership with eLEND, an automotive technology company, to streamline credit check and financing processes for auto dealerships. eLEND works with more than 3,000 auto dealerships, representing all brands, and is integrated with all major CRM platforms.

Acuant’s AssureID™ and AcuFill™ technology enable dealerships to quickly scan a customer’s ID card, verify demographic information, check for history of fraud or other financial red flags, and automatically port all this information into a database. The integrated technology is proven to reduce the average transaction time by 60 minutes, representing up to a 30% improvement over paper-based, manual entry processes.

“Improving the consumer experience is an enormous challenge facing car dealers today,” said Pete MacInnis, CEO & Founder of eLEND Solutions. “Acuant’s identity verification is a key component of our ID DRIVE product. Our combined solutions are shaving 60 minutes off average transaction times, while increasing sales and profits and improving the consumer’s car buying experience. This is a big deal.  Acuant is a great partner for us.”

With Acuant’s technology, OCR scanning also converts information captured from driver’s licenses, passports, and other government-issued IDs into text format. The system then checks the information against DMV and other records, and auto populates applications the dealership uses for CRM, financing, and regulatory compliance.  eLEND’s platform also offers hard and soft pull credit solutions to automotive retailers.  Combining the two technologies, the driver’s license can triggers a consumer consented pre-qualification with no social security number requirement, jumpstarting the buying process.

“We are excited to work with eLEND to empower auto dealers to bring financing to the front of the sales process,” said Yossi Zekri, President and CEO of Acuant. “Capturing information and verifying potential customers early in the sales engagement process leads to higher closing ratios, a better customer experience, and more profitable deals. Everyone involved benefits when we can cut deal-making time from hours to minutes.”

Acuant solutions are cloud-based and mobile ready, which means customer engagements can originate online or on the lot, and can be picked back up from any point if interrupted by the customer. Capturing quality, vetted data at the entry point carries through all back-end processes to positively impact everything from first handshake to final insurance certification.

For more details on Acuant and eLEND’s use of this industry leading information capture and authentication solution, please visit https://www.acuantcorp.com/case-studies/elend_assureid_idverification/

About Acuant
Acuant Inc. is a global technology company that provides comprehensive Identity Verification solutions responding to various levels of risk and assurance requirements. Utilizing patented technology Acuant transforms data intake into a business-enhancing proposition while instantly reducing the risk of fraudulent transactions.

Acuant’s intelligent engineering is made to work in any industry in any environment with compatibility for Windows, iOS, Android, Hybrid and HTML 5- and built to allow meeting the highest level security requirements and regulations such as KYC, PII, HIPAA and AML. Partners include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations.

Acuant Named a “Key Innovator” in Consumer Identity and Access Management (IAM) by MarketsandMarkets

LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, today announced that it has been named a “Key Innovator” by Research Firm MarketsandMarkets in its recent Consumer IAM Market report.

Acuant was selected as a “Key Innovator” among other world class IAM vendors due to its range of innovative solutions that have improved businesses workflows by transacting with identity documents through the capture and verification of unstructured data from credentials and ID documents. Acuant’s core solutions, which include idScan®, AcuFill™, AssureID™, Acuant FRM™ and Acuant CHIP™ are well positioned to drive continued innovation and adoption in the IAM market as it continues to grow, especially in the card not present and mobile transactions markets.

“The market for identity capture and authentication solutions is rapidly expanding, driven by advances in mobility, ongoing business digitization across industries and the evolution of the sharing economy,” said Steve Maloney, Executive Vice President – Business Development and Strategy of Acuant. “We are pleased to be recognized as a key innovator in the IAM market, and believe this is a reflection of the continuously innovative suite of solutions that we offer to our clients.”

The MarketsandMarkets report notes that identity authentication is expected to have the largest market share in the next five years, as organizations widely adopt a range of identity solutions to combat identity thefts and other advanced cyber threats. Moreover, biometrics authentication is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR from 2017 to 2022, due to high adoption in Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI), healthcare, and government sectors.

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About Acuant

Acuant Inc. is a global technology company that provides comprehensive Identity Verification solutions responding to various levels of risk and assurance requirements. Utilizing patented technology Acuant transforms data intake into a business-enhancing proposition while instantly reducing the risk of fraudulent transactions.

Acuant’s intelligent engineering is made to work in any industry in any environment with compatibility for Windows, iOS, Android, Hybrid and HTML 5- and built to allow meeting the highest level security requirements and regulations such as KYC, PII, HIPAA and AML. Partners include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations.

For more information, please visit acuantcorp.com

Acuant and NewTech Automotive Improve CRM for Auto Dealerships with Mobile Information Capture

LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, today announced that it has formed a partnership with NewTech Automotive Services, one of the automotive industry’s leading innovators in technology, consulting, financial services, and vehicle management.

Acuant’s Acufill technology, integrated with NewTech Automotive, will enable sales associates at automotive dealerships across the country to capture and auto-populate critical customer information into the dealership’s CRM system, using an Android or IOS enabled mobile device. The solution will enable quick and easy capture of ID’s before customers go for test drives, enhancing both the customer experience and the accuracy of data for dealerships. No standing around to photocopy your ID or manually enter data. Improving these workflows has been proven to increase Customer Satisfaction Index Scores (CSI) which leads to higher sales volume.

Information is encrypted and data is not stored locally on the mobile phone to meet regulatory and compliance concerns. Acuant’s solution also provides the ability to authenticate and verify a customer’s credentials with third party systems to identify counterfeit IDs instantly reducing fraud.

“The automotive sales process is undergoing a significant digital transformation as dealerships embrace new mobile CRM technologies that bring sales associates closer to their customers to improve the entire buying process from the initial test drive to the final sale,” said Yossi Zekri, President and CEO of Acuant. “We are excited to provide a solution that helps modernize the automotive sales function at dealerships to improve customer satisfaction rating and streamline the sales process.”

About NewTech Automotive Services
NewTech Automotive Services is one of the automotive industry’s leading innovators in technology, consulting, financial services, and vehicle management. Since 1998, our proven systems and methods have helped car dealers throughout the country add more volume and gross.

Advanced technologies from NewTech Automotive Affiliated companies can help you save time and money while implementing capabilities that will systematize your dealership’s operations. These technology products and services will enable you to sell and market your vehicles, finance products and repair services in a more efficient manner.

About Acuant
Acuant Inc. is a global technology company that provides comprehensive Identity Verification solutions responding to various levels of risk and assurance requirements. Utilizing patented technology Acuant transforms data intake into a business-enhancing proposition while instantly reducing the risk of fraudulent transactions.

Acuant’s intelligent engineering is made to work in any industry in any environment with compatibility for Windows, iOS, Android, Hybrid and HTML 5- and built to allow meeting the highest level security requirements and regulations such as KYC, PII, HIPAA and AML. Partners include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations.

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Mount Airey Group and Acuant Partner to Launch First-to-Market Chip Reader Technology for Passport Authentication

LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mount Airey Group, Inc., a premier provider of identity solutions to federal agencies, is partnering with Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, to launch the industry’s most comprehensive authentication solution for border control minimizing the acceptance of fraudulent passports.

Acuant’s newly developed chip reader technology, Acuant CHIPTM will function as a core component of AssureIDTM which is integrated with Mount Airey Group’s Ozone® e-Passport Authentication technology. The partnership offers the first-to-market certificate chain validation for passports, including country-specific policy controls.

Acuant CHIP performs a comprehensive series of authentication tests such as, Basic Access Control (BAC) to cryptographically access the chip contents; Active Authentication, to confirm the authenticity of the chip (and that it has not been cloned); Data Group Hash Authentication, to confirm that data group files have not been modified; and Document Signer Authentication, to confirm the authenticity of the Data Group hashes. Ozone® then performs the cryptographic validation of the Document Signer against its trusted Country Signer Directory to confirm that it is a valid signer, that has not been revoked by the country, and that it is in compliance with country-specific policy enforcement controls. The outcome of the Ozone® processing either confirms the authenticity of the presented document or identifies it as untrusted (and possibly fraudulent).

Mount Airey Group, Inc., which supports government and commercial entities globally, has worked with Acuant to integrate its Ozone e-Passport Authentication technology, which collects all relevant PKI data for each country and validates any electronic passport for compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, with the market leading AssureID product. The integrated offering validates a passport’s certificate chain to confirm that the document was electronically signed and issued by the originating country, and as such, can be trusted as an authentic identity document.

“Teaming with Mount Airey Group creates a gold standard for authentication for any use, be it by government or in the commercial sector,” said Steve Maloney, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Strategy of Acuant.

The e-Passport solution is designed to handle a host of issues unique to passports with individualized policies for every country, and complies with all ISO and ICAO standards for e-Passports.

“We are excited to partner with Acuant to create a new standard in chip certification and document authentication that will make it extremely difficult for someone to counterfeit a passport and unlawfully pass through border and airport security processes,” said Paul Townsend, Director of Cybersecurity at Mount Airey Group, Inc. “Together, we’ve introduced the most comprehensive solution on the market that leverages the latest identity verification and authentication technologies.”

About Mount Airey Group, Inc.

Mount Airey Group, Inc. (MAG) is an advanced technology services company that focuses on enterprise architecture, information security, identity management, secure authorizations, and security related business processes in order to provide solutions that meet the complex information security and technology needs of its customers. Over the past decade, MAG has designed and implemented high availability enterprise infrastructures, pioneered innovative identity and access management solutions, and provided policy and procedural guidance for government agencies and international standards bodies in order to help foster adoption of leading edge technology solutions. This focus has led to the design, development, and deployment of its Ozone® Solution Suite in support of enterprise-scale identity and access management (IDAM) solutions, including ePassport analysis and validation capabilities, and atomic authorization capabilities incorporated within cloud and mobility solutions. MAG actively engages with several international standards bodies including IETF and ISO/ANSI, and is a direct participant in the ICAO-supporting working groups developing the requirements and standards for machine readable documents.

For more information, please visit www.mountaireygroup.com.

About Acuant

Acuant Inc. is a global technology company that provides comprehensive Identity Verification solutions responding to various levels of risk and assurance requirements. Utilizing patented technology Acuant transforms data intake into a business-enhancing proposition while instantly reducing the risk of fraudulent transactions.

Acuant’s intelligent engineering is made to work in any industry in any environment with compatibility for Windows, iOS, Android, Hybrid and HTML 5- and built to allow meeting the highest level security requirements and regulations such as KYC, PII, HIPAA and AML. Partners include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations.

For more information, please visit acuantcorp.com