PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossmatch®, a leading provider of biometric identity management and multi-factor authentication solutions, celebrates 20 years as an innovator in high-security identity and authentication technologies this month. The company highlighted this heritage as the foundation of its next-generation DigitalPersona® Altus strong multi-factor authentication solution, which is transforming how organizations around the globe solve evolving identity management challenges.
The company's roots — Cross Match Technologies and DigitalPersona, Inc. — stretch back to 1996, when both companies earned reputations as pioneers in biometric livescan enrollment and high-security identity provisioning and authentication. Cross Match Technologies and DigitalPersona both played key roles in critical events that have redefined identity in the modern world — from ensuring homeland security following the rise of terrorist attacks around the world, to enabling assured identity for secure digital access in today's evolving cyber landscape that is plagued by hackers.
The 2014 creation of Crossmatch combined the companies' respective, proven hardware and software technologies — and brought the market a complete and powerful solution for the enrollment, authentication and management of high-assurance identities.
Today, Crossmatch solutions mitigate a wide range of identity-related risks for organizations of all sizes. European Union member-nations are deploying Crossmatch solutions at borders to process and protect an unprecedented number of migrants and refugees, safeguarding their citizens and ensuring the integrity of the asylum process. Law enforcement and defense agencies utilize Crossmatch mobile solutions in the field to expedite the verification of identity claims and to seek out known persons of interest. Crossmatch multi-factor authentication solutions safeguard access to networks and digital assets for large and small enterprises, combatting fraud and driving productivity through assured user identity. Governments around the globe use Crossmatch solutions to solve critical challenges and empower people — from supporting the enrollment of hundreds of millions of citizens into national ID programs, to enabling the banking of the unbanked, to driving election legitimacy through one-person, one-vote.
"We are proud of our 20-year legacy of leadership and innovation in the industry," said Richard Agostinelli, Crossmatch CEO. "We are excited to honor this heritage with our next-generation DigitalPersona Altus multi-factor authentication solution. Altus provides an agile framework that will enable organizations to quickly adapt to solve their identity management challenges — today and for the next 20 years."
Crossmatch helps organizations solve their identity management challenges. Our enrollment and authentication solutions are trusted to create, validate and manage identities for a wide range of government, law enforcement, financial institution, retail and commercial applications. Our solutions are designed using proven biometric technologies, flexible enrollment and strong multi-factor authentication software, and deep industry expertise. We offer an experienced professional services capability to assess, design, implement and optimize our identity management solutions for a customer's individual challenges. Crossmatch employs over 300 employees around the world and our products and solutions are utilized by over 200 million people in more than 80 countries. Founded in 1996 and privately held, we are headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with offices worldwide.
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