Kantara Initiative approves Experian’s CrossCore® platform for conformance with NIST Guidelines

Certification emphasises Experian’s commitment to helping the public sector identify individuals more accurately and provide an improved customer experience

Posted 8 February 2019 by

Remote identity proofing is recognised as a top priority for many public sector and health institutions, and these organisations need access to effective solutions. As such, Experian® announced today that Kantara Initiative has recognised Experian’s CrossCore® platform – specifically its document verification solution – for its conformance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication Digital Identity Guidelines 800-63-3 for Identity Assurance Level 2 (IAL2). Kantara’s approval for grant of Trust reinforces Experian’s commitment to providing public sector institutions with advanced technology and capabilities to identify legitimate customers and detect fraudulent behaviour more accurately.

Kantara is the only Trust Framework Provider offering third-party conformity assessment and Trust Mark grant approval of NIST’s 800-63-3 Guidelines.

“We believe robust data, innovative technology and advanced analytics are the core components organizations need to effectively identify legitimate, well-intended customers while still addressing the growing fraud concern,” said Steve Platt, Experian’s group president of Decision Analytics and Data Quality. “By certifying our products and our partners in accordance with NIST guidelines, we can help the public sector and health institutions accurately authenticate identities while maintaining a positive customer experience.”

Delivered through its CrossCore platform, Experian’s document verification solution combines the power of Acuant’s AssureID with Experian’s Precise ID®. Integrating the two solutions lets both organisations leverage machine learning and facial recognition technology to accurately identify individuals using photo-based government identification like a driver’s license or passport.

Through this integration, public sector and health institutions can benefit from more than 50 unique security tests to detect fraudulent versions of government identification and analyse attributes against the industry’s largest identity document library. The ability to authenticate these documents remotely also brings real-time verification to fruition and minimizes the effort required from individuals to verify their identities in person.

“Conformance to the NIST guidelines serves as a good barometer for public sector, finance, health and telco institutions searching for solutions and capabilities that can improve their authentication and fraud prevention strategies,” said Colin Wallis, Kantara Initiative’s executive director. “Experian’s Trust Mark grant is the perfect start to 2019 where Kantara marks its 10th anniversary and the world’s premier Trust Framework Provider for consumer digital identity to the US Federal government and aligned sectors.”

For more information on Experian’s CrossCore platform, visit http://www.experian.com/decisionanalytics/identityproofing.html

We asked our good friend Colin Wallis, Executive Director at the Kantara Initiative, for his comments on this story.  Colin said:

‘There isn’t an obvious reference to Experian’s CrossCore platform on its UK website tho’ UK organisations struggling with identity proofing could benefit if it was.  There are significant cross walks between the UK GPGs and the US NIST 800-63-3 guidelines which was not by accident – it was very much by design and the result of significant collaboration between the respective public services. The need for Interoperability across borders has never been greater. There’s a trend for the private sector to onboard some if not all of these standards primarily designed for public sector.  That stretches beyond the obvious private-public attribute exchange use cases because they partially (if not largely) meet the requirements. Re-using is better than re-creating when it comes to interoperability and keeping compliance costs in check.’