LOS ANGELES,  CA – September 2017

Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, announced that it has acquired Ozone®, a line of identity products, intellectual property (IP) and talent from Mount Airey Group, a premier provider of identity solutions used by federal organizations and agencies around the world. According to ICAO there are approximately 100 Nations/States currently issuing ePassports, and over 490 million ePassports are in circulation.

This transaction follows a highly successful partnership between Acuant and Mount Airey Group, which integrated Acuant’s AssureID  with Mount Airey Group’s Ozone e-Passport Authentication technology to create the industry’s most comprehensive e-authentication solution for border control, featuring certificate chain validation for passports and country-specific policy controls.

“The addition of Ozone into our expanding line of identity solutions strengthens our chip and PKI offering to provide industry leading security,” said Yossi Zekri, CEO, Acuant. “These expanded capabilities will have a significant impact on both government and commercial markets relative to identity verification and authentication trends.”

Ozone, which allows application owners to PK-enable their applications without the need to understand the mechanics of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), supports enterprise-scale identity and access management (IDAM) solutions, including ePassport analysis, ICAO Public Key Directory (PKD) and validation capabilities, and atomic authorization capabilities incorporated within cloud and mobility solutions. ePassports add a layer of security to traditional non‑electronic passports by embedding an electronic chip in the passport.

About Acuant

Acuant Inc. is a global technology company that provides comprehensive Identity Verification solutions responding to various levels of risk and assurance requirements. Utilizing patented technology Acuant transforms data intake into a business-enhancing proposition while instantly reducing the risk of fraudulent transactions.

Acuant’s intelligent engineering is made to work in any industry in any environment with compatibility for Windows, iOS, Android, Hybrid and HTML 5- and built to allow meeting the highest level security requirements and regulations such as KYC, PII, HIPAA and AML. Partners include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations.

For more information, please visit acuantcorp.com