Authentication and security expert Regula recently partnered with global online testing giant Pearson VUE to help with the growing demand for safe and secure remote onboarding and authentication prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pearson VUE, a division of Pearson, is the world’s largest digital learning company and boasts more than 35,000 employees around the world. More than 450 credential owners across the globe rely on Pearson VUE to help manage, develop, and deliver testing programs used by hundreds of millions of people each year.
Due to various lockdown measures and social and physical distancing policies put into place across the globe, there has been a dramatic rise in the need for remotely administered professional exams in a number of fields, including nursing, law enforcement, and legal professions.
This growth in online traffic has led to a proportionate growth in the need for secure remote onboarding and authentication solutions. To accomplish this, Pearson VUE turned to Regula and its advanced digital forensic technology to help secure its remote digital onboarding process.
Regula’s comprehensive ID template database is the largest on the market, and contains more than 10,000 document templates from more than 248 countries and territories, covering 98 different languages. Pearson used this database in concert with Regula’s Document Reader and Face SDKs to ensure maximum security for its customers.
Because all of its solutions are developed in-house, Regula is able to offer seamless integration as well as regular updates and around-the-clock support.
For remote authentication, Regula customers are able to take advantage of selfie authentication — equipped with liveness detection for added security — to verify users in seconds. Document verification is fast too, taking less than a second to identify a document type and flag potentially fraudulent IDs.
This isn’t the first time Regula’s proprietary solutions have been utilized by organizations struggling with the challenges brought on by COVID-19. Last summer, the company partnered with Portuguese border authorities and Present Technologies for the development of a mobile app solution for the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service, allowing them to authenticate ID documents without the need for border agents to physically touch them.