Wipro Limited has teamed up with Ipsidy to offer the latter’s biometric onboarding and authentication solutions to its customers. Together, the two companies are hoping to help international businesses meet the growing demand for strong digital identity technology.
To that end, Ipsidy will outfit Wipro with its Proof and Verified biometric solutions. Both solutions are compliant with the latest FIDO2 standards, and can be used to enable passwordless authentication at an enterprise scale. Wipro itself provides clients with information technology and consulting services.
Ipsidy Proof is a remote onboarding solution that uses face and document recognition to match a selfie to the image on an official government ID. Verified, on the other hand, is an authentication solution that allows customers and employees to use biometrics to log into an account. The passwordless solution supports FIDO’s strong authentication protocols, and is able to link an individual to their account and their associated devices.
Verified is realized through Ipsidy’s partnership with LoginID, which was formed in September to create a FIDO-as-a-Service platform. The solution is compatible with web and mobile channels, and can also be integrated into internal systems. Ipsidy itself would go on to become a member of the FIDO Alliance later in the month.
“Wipro is well-known for its market breadth and reputation for delivering innovative solutions to its customers as they grow their digital businesses,” said Ipsidy CEO Phillip Kumnick. “We believe this agreement opens new opportunities for our business, as Wipro assists clients with the critical challenge of mitigating identity fraud and enhancing system security.”
The news should help Wipro restore its image after the company was hacked back in 2019. Ipsidy introduced web support for Proof in July, and later partnered with Intellicheck to improve its document recognition capabilities. The company has argued that its solutions can help combat unemployment fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic.