Anakam has been acquired by Equifax Inc. The two companies have been partners since the beginning of 2010, when Equifax selected Anakam to provide the electronic authenticator for the Equifax I-Card. Terms of the deal, which closed Oct. 1, were not disclosed.
Equifax and Anakam also have had a strategic partnership providing no touch, risk-based identity verification and multi-factor authentication solutions for government, health care and commercial organizations.
Equifax has been a provider of identity proofing, verifying more than 60 million identities annually. The acquisition of Anakam gives Equifax the ability to offer global customers and partners a policy-based platform that establishes trust and mitigates risk as enterprises move manual or face-to-face business processes into public and private cloud environments.
The combination of Anakam with Equifax’s solution offerings and pedigree in online risk management provides enterprises a partner that can work with them to bring more valuable online services to their customers and partners with the assurance that these interactions are safe and secure.
Anakam and all of its employees will become part of the Equifax Technology and Analytical Services business unit.