Equifax Inc. announced the post-acquisition integration of the Anakam Identity Services platform with general availability of Anakam Two Factor Authentication v5.0. The new release expands upon Anakam’s g effort to integrate the methods of authentication with large-scale remote identity proofing and professional credentialing.
Version 5.0 has the capability to move legacy token holders to alternative authentication factors with automated remote identity proofing and provisioning. The new authentication vectors and proofing capabilities are immediately available to customers of both the on-premise and cloud-based identity solution.
The authentication platform includes hard or soft OATH tokens. This expansion builds on the existing NIST Level 3 compliant authentication vectors such as SMS messaging, IVR, and voice biometrics which offer solutions for the broader customer, citizen, or patient-facing enterprise in a single platform.
Equifax, which holds a patent for knowledge-based authentication, serves as the underlying service for remote identity proofing used in Anakam Identity Services. This platform provides risk-based identity verification and knowledge-based authentication to expedite provisioning for remote users.
Using access to an array of proprietary consumer demographic and credit data sources, Anakam Identity Services prevent fraudsters from being able to enroll for online services on the front end. Strong authentication methods then protect the ongoing identity relationship with remote users with enterprises with whom they seek to do business.