Identity verification specialist Jumio has announced that its end-to-end ID verification and authentication solutions are now available to Microsoft Azure Active Directory External Identities for B2C customers.
The integration with the Azure Active Directory B2C customer identity access management solution allows users to take advantage of Jumio’s biometric identity proofing for new customers before they issue them required login credentials for a streamlined new account onboarding experience and simplified Know Your Customer and Anti Money Laundering compliance.
“Before giving carte blanche access to your application, it’s increasingly important to quickly verify the authenticity of online users, especially in light of recent, large-scale data breaches,” said Dean Hickman-Smith, CRO of Jumio. “We help modern enterprises, such as Azure AD B2C customers, verify the identities of remote users, so that companies can confidently greenlight legitimate individuals and assign them the appropriate access privileges.”
The growth of biometric-based identity verification has accelerated in recent months due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has forced a dramatic rise in the number people conducting business remotely. This has also led to a rise in cyberattacks, as hackers try to take advantage of the outmoded authentication practices such as PINs and passwords.
Security researchers all over the world have touted the benefits of biometrics for remote authentication due to the security improvements they offer over the outdated PIN/password method that can be more easily exploited by hackers.
“We’re pleased to offer Jumio’s identity verification solutions to Microsoft Azure Active Directory B2C customers,” said Sue Bohn, Partner Director Program Management at Microsoft Corp. “Through the power of biometrics and AI in Jumio, Microsoft Azure B2C customers can verify the digital identities of consumers remotely in a fast and scalable manner.”
September 23, 2020 – by Tony Bitzionis