Daon forges strategic partnership with North African tech vendor Gemadec
A new strategic partnership agreement has been signed between biometric authentication and identity assurance tech provider Daon and Gemadec, reports David Penn at Finovate (Banking Technology‘s sister publication).
The partnership will enable Gemadec, a North African security and document dematerialisation firm, to extend its services to customers in North Africa and French-speaking African countries.
“Gemadec is already working in the field of security and biometrics, supporting the postal organisations as a trusted third-party in the implementation of a legally valid electronic certificate (PKI) production platform and also offers electronic signature solutions,” Gemadec’s CEO, Touhami Rabii, comments.
Daon’s CEO, Tom Grissen, praises Gemadec’s “long-standing experience and demonstrated success internationally”, and sees the potential for the partnership to make a “significant impact in the financial and public sectors”.
Founded in 1977, Gemadec currently operates in 22 countries and serves as a world reference in hybrid mail for postal organisations looking to modernise their operations. The company has also provided security, biometrics, and digital identity services for public institutions in North African nations such as Gabon, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and in Djibouti.
Daon was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in the US state of Virginia. It provides multi-channel, biometric authentication and identity management solutions that leverage technologies such as device-binding, geolocation and liveness detection. The company’s offerings have been deployed in a number of verticals including digital banking and payments verification, border management and employee credentialing, and national ID and cloud authentication.
In October, Daon teamed up with Kony, bringing a suite of authentication tools to Kony’s digital banking platform. The company added Eyeprint ID to its platform in June last year, courtesy of a partnership with EyeVerify.
In spring 2017, Daon announced an integration with Experian’s fraud and identity platform, CrossCore.