Tag Archives: authentication

Directory of Identity Management and Proofing Products

As a follow up to our very well received first launch of the Directory that was released in the Spring of 2020, DIACC is pleased to publish updated responses from vendors who were included in the previous release along with new vendor submissions as well.

This Directory is designed to provide an overview of providers’ solutions which use government issued photo identification cards, combined with biometric facial scans, to establish Digital Identity.

Contact the DIACC to learn more how your product or service can be included in the Directory below.


These vendors have not been subject to third-party audits; they completed a survey and provided self-asserted information. This Directory does not list certified providers. 

The trusted list of those organizations that conform to the PCTF and have been subject to third-party audit and independent review as part of the certification program is available here: https://diacc.ca/pctf-certification/.

The information contained in the Directory is for general information purposes only. While DIACC endeavours to keep the information up to date and correct, DIACC makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, certification or compliance status, suitability or availability with respect to the Directory or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the Directory for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will DIACC, and its members, be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of the Directory.


Vendor Description

Directory Submission

At 1Kosmos, our mission is to establish BlockID as the preeminent identity platform globally - to provide “individuals” with secure digital identity controls, and “service providers” with powerful tools to defend against identity fraud while simplifying the user experience. Contact 1kosmos.

Acuant’s Trusted Identity Platform provides AI-powered identity verification, regulatory compliance (AML/KYC) and digital identity solutions that deliver unparalleled accuracy and efficiency. Contact Acuant.

Applied Recognition is a software company that is leveraging facial biometrics technology to enable digital transactions and secure access. As a pioneer in the facial biometrics industry, we have industry recognized solutions for identity verification and authentication. Our customers embed our technology into their existing solutions to enable digital and security transformations in their organizations or their end customers. Contact Applied Recognition.

Authentic ID's disruptive and cutting-edge, AI-driven solution quickly, accurately, and securely reproduces real-world identity verification so that companies can be assured of who they are conducting business with, strengthen underwriting, reduce the losses associated with fraud, and streamline onerous customer onboarding procedures, leading to higher conversion rates. Contact AuthenticID.

Bluink is the Canadian company behind eID-Me, the identity verification solution with selfie and liveness check, ID document scan, verification of name, birthdate, address, and credit account, and compliance with FINTRAC KYC, Law Society of Ontario, and more. Contact Bluink.

Today more than ever, people demand seamless, secure experiences, whether they’re crossing borders, making a purchase, accessing e-government services or logging into corporate networks. Entrust offers an unmatched breadth of digital security and credential issuance solutions at the very heart of all these interactions. Contact Entrust.

Facetec's patented, industry-leading 3D Face Authentication software anchors digital identity with 3D FaceMaps. By creating a chain of trust from user onboarding to ongoing authentication on all modern smart devices and webcams, trusted remote identity verification is finally possible. Contact Facetec.

The Folio platform has been designed to fix the digital identity problem by providing a modular identity issuance and verification service that work for all parties - governments, businesses and consumers. Public and private services can digitally issue identities to anyone with a smartphone who are then able to use this identity, or any other validated form of ID, to verify themselves whenever and wherever they are, all through the Folio platform. Contact Folio.

Gambit ID is a growing Canadian company, specializing in providing frictionless Identity Services and excellent customer service. Contact Gambit ID.

iComply is the leading global compliance platform for digital finance. We provide our clients with turnkey compliance automation by simplifying multi-jurisdictional requirements for non-face-to-face transactions to liberate capital, ideas, and opportunities. Contact iComply.

IDology is a pioneer of innovative, multi-layered, end-to-end identity verification and fraud prevention solutions used by many of the largest technology and financial services companies across the globe. Our solution empowers businesses with the data control, granularity, and transparency needed to facilitate customer trust and detect fraud in today’s fast moving digital world. Contact IDology.

iProov creates digital trust with biometric authentication. We ensure that online users are genuinely present in uncontrolled environments, combining face biometrics and anti-spoofing. Our unique approach to spoof prevention (covered by 12 granted patents), world-class deep learning technologies and focus on sustainable security have given us an unrivalled global reputation. Contact iProov.

Jumio’s mission is to make the internet a safer place by protecting the ecosystems of businesses through a unified, end-to-end identity verification and eKYC platform. The Jumio KYX Platform offers a range of identity proofing and AML services to accurately establish, maintain and reassert trust from account opening to ongoing transaction monitoring. Contact Jumio.

Keesing Technologies was founded in 1923 and leads the way in digital ID document and banknote authentication solutions. Our objective is to help organisations prevent counterfeiting and combat fraud by providing the world’s best authentication solutions. To this end, we market a range of printed and digital solutions that allow users – from document professionals to untrained staff – to assess the authenticity of nearly all ID documents and banknotes currently in circulation. Contact Keesing Technologies.

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions leverages its industry-leading Big Data computing platform, vast data assets, and proprietary technology to enable businesses of all sizes to better analyze and understand data at scale, improving time-to-results and decisions. Our Fraud and Identity portfolio combines physical, digital, and behavioral identity insights for a 360-degree view of your customers. This suite of solutions lets you apply the appropriate level of security-related friction for every interaction across the customer lifecycle to prevent fraud before it happens. Contact LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

Oaro is a Cyber Security technology solution provider based in Halifax, Canada and Madrid, Spain. The company works with multinational corporate clients in the insurance, banking, healthcare, sports and aviation industries. Contact Oaro.

Onfido is the new identity standard for the internet. Our AI-based technology assesses whether a user’s government-issued ID is genuine or fraudulent, and then compares it against their facial biometrics. That’s how we give companies the assurance they need to onboard customers remotely and securely. Our mission is to create a more open world, where identity is the key to access. Contact Onfido.

PXL Vision is the Swiss market leader for highly secure and fully automated AI-based identity verification solutions. PXL Vision’s uniquely flexible technology supports any customer requirement and business process worldwide. Contact PXL Vision.

RealAML is the first AML platform in New Zealand that provides access to both global real-time identity checks and fully outsourced AML checks. We officially launched in Auckland in 2019 after spending several years building the most accurate AML platform enabling businesses to verify and onboard their customers without touching a single pen or piece of paper. RealAML has been focused on becoming the most affordable and effective real-time and outsourced AML solution. We are proud to say that we are the first and only certified NZ-coded customer onboarding technology and don’t require overseas software. Being led by a team of experts who are passionate about building new solutions, RealAML guarantees the most ideal KYC/AML experience. Contact RealAML.

Regula is a scientific and industrial enterprise which was established in 1992. Regula is the leading developer and producer of hi-tech forensic equipment and software for authenticating documents, banknotes and securities. Contact Regula.

Sedicii is the world’s most integrated identity platform with privacy at its core. We provide identity and security solutions to prevent financial crime and enable commerce. Our Digital Identity division delivers streamlined onboarding for both businesses (KYB) and individuals (KYC) with coverage of over 150 countries. Contact Sedicii.

Shufti Pro is an AI-powered digital identity verification solutions provider offering KYC, KYB, and AML services in 200+ countries and territories. It aims to create a secure and safe online marketplace devoid of identity theft and other fraudulent activities. Contact Shufti Pro.

Simeio Solutions provides the industry’s most complete Identity and Access Management solution delivered as a service and protects over 150 million identities globally for enterprises, institutions, and government entities of all sizes. Simeio Identity Proofing enables a complete end-to-end identity proofing and wallet solution that provides users the ability to achieve a higher level of identity assurance in alignment with the PanCanadian Trust framework (PCTF). Simeio Identity Proofing can be deployed as a web interface and/or a native mobile application to provide a service that is ubiquitous and easy to use that can be branded (white labeled) for our customers. Contact Simeio Solutions.

Thales is a world leader in the sphere of biometric verification, secure identification and travel documents and related systems. Thales delivers identity and biometric solutions to governments and private identities in the fields of civil identity, travel and public security. We provide cutting-edge, customized, real-time and cloud-based identification verification and authentication solutions for major governments and private organizations worldwide. Our solutions are fully integrated, meaning that we do not depend on subcontractors for solution elements. Contact Thales.

Treefort Technologies Incorporated is a digital ID, electronic signature and virtual meeting company. Our digital ID solution allows regulated entities to verify the identity of the individuals they are dealing with in accordance with the Government Issued ID Method, the Credit File Method and the Dual Source Method. Contact Treefort.

Trulioo offers the most robust and comprehensive global identity verification solution in the market. Through one single portal/API, Trulioo can assist you with all your AML/KYC identity verification requirements by providing secure access to over 5 billion identities worldwide. Contact Trulioo.

Vaultie is a digital identification company that provides one of the world’s safest digital signature by integrating a person’s digital identity into the signature. Customers can sign documents that can be verified by anyone, anywhere in the world measuring up to the highest compliance standard. Contact Vaultie.

Vlinder’s purpose is to enable inclusive and sustainable ecosystem with trust as underpinning foundation. Vlinder offers two Blockchain based platform solutions that bring inclusion and sustainability to the ecosystem including Private & Public enterprises. Contact Vlinder.

WorldReach Software, an Entrust Company, helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for immigration, border management, passport issuance and consular organizations. WorldReach supplies secure eID/Travel Document issuance, remote identity verification services and consular software, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes. Contact WorldReach Software.

Yoti introduced the free consumer app that puts your ID on your phone. Today, we have over nine million app downloads around the world and we've expanded our offering to a suite of business solutions. These span identity verification, age verification and estimation, e-signing and AI anti-spoofing technologies. Contact Yoti.

Decentralized Identity and DIACC PCTF Authentication

While the Authentication component may have been mostly developed before Decentralized Identity approaches emerged, this document demonstrates that Authentication is applicable in the context of Decentralized Identity systems and encourages service providers not to lose sight of good security practice even in the face of new approaches.

Download the paper.


Reliance on the Internet and the Battle Against COVID-19 Highlight the Need for Multi-Channel Authentication

By Karl P. Kilb III, CEO, Boloro Global Ltd.

Today, as COVID-19 rocks the world, the importance of digital identity solutions are only emphasized. We are pleased to share a number of guest blogs in the context of the DIACC network, showcasing members with capabilities, solutions and forward-thinking ideas surrounding the pandemic.

Learn more about DIACC member initiatives and identity solutions within the COVID-19 Actions Directory, where we are pleased to share the actions taken to address the demands of these extraordinary circumstances. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, society is moving towards an increasingly virtual lifestyle, as many of our daily activities are now taking place in the digital realm, including online banking and eCommerce. We are all traveling non-stop on an information superhighway that was not built with safety and security in mind, as the Internet was built for mass dissemination of information and not for secure transactions and other risky activity that could allow fraudsters to run rampant with identity theft. We see stories each day about emails being hacked and Operating Systems being subjected to malware, making online activity inherently vulnerable to fraud. Our increased reliance on online activity during the current pandemic highlights these long-standing problems, as SIM Swaps, email hacks, malware, man-in-the-middle attacks and other forms of fraud are all rising dramatically. The decentralization of customer support desks may also be contributing to the ability of fraudsters to wreak havoc on current security systems in place. 

So, what can be done to put real security in the hands of consumers? 

As activity on the Internet and Operating Systems are increasingly becoming easy prey to sophisticated fraudsters who routinely exploit this single point of failure, we need to consider new approaches to security that avoid such systems. Security should not only be multi-factor, but also multi-channel, eliminating the vulnerabilities of a single point of failure. “In app security” is still touching the inherently vulnerable Internet, meaning its users are still putting all of their eggs in an unstable basket. Out-of-band security is one option that stands as a viable alternative, meaning, when activity is on one channel, authentication should be on a separate channel, providing an independent lock-and-key that cannot be intercepted and compromised. 

At a time when the world is increasingly becoming aware of the inherent vulnerabilities of virtual technologies, we are also seeing the dangers of physically touching public Point of Sale devices, ATM keypads, finger scanners, or anything that could spread the virus. During a time of social distancing, conducting multi-factor and multi-channel security safely on one’s own device is an effective approach.

Along with data protection and privacy, authentication processes must also be considered. In Europe, for instance, the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) defines Secure Customer Authentication, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) defines the guidelines for protection of personal data, regardless of the form it might take. There is a need to address both. One way this can be achieved is with a multi-channel approach that provides real security (both what you possess and what you know). Authentication should strive to provide assurance to the question “Is this really you?” without being unnecessarily intrusive in its use of a consumer’s personal data.

At Boloro, we believe that authentication should be multi-factor and multi-channel, separating the security process from the activity itself in order to avoid the vulnerabilities of a single point of failure. Authentication should be secure, user-friendly, instantaneous and compatible with all mobile phones, giving everyone the opportunity to safely, securely and seamlessly participate in the global economy and social media using what should be their most trusted device – their own personal, mobile handset. 

We should all strive to work together to make the world safer and healthier, and doing this through secure mobile activity is one of the ways we can work towards achieving this goal.

About the Author: Karl P. Kilb III

Karl P. Kilb III has been the CEO of Boloro Global Limited since October 2016, focusing on the licensing of Boloro Authentication for all forms of identity verification and activity validation. Boloro Authentication is patented in 84 countries and approved by the GSMA, among others. Prior to Boloro, Kilb was a pioneer in data, analytics, media, and electronic trading at Bloomberg LP, serving as General Counsel for more than 15 years. Kilb regularly lectures on identity verification, cyber security, fraud prevention, and welcomes exploring collaboration opportunities.