Veridas, a specialized company developing biometric solutions for digital identity verification, has announced the opening of its new subsidiary in the United States.
Eduardo Azanza, CEO and co-founder of Veridas, values the arrival in the region very positively: “We will continue to deploy a future without keys and passwords around the globe. We are a growing team of more than 160 employees and already working with more than 150 customers worldwide.”
The US subsidiary will be headed by Michel Nerrant. Nerrant, a French-born electrical engineer by training, has spent most of his career in the United States, working for companies such as Entrust, Schlumberger, WinMagic, and HID Global. “Tackling a market as demanding as the North American can only be done with the best technology, and Veridas has it; we have already earned the trust of several customers in North America and the subsidiary and its team will help maintain them, provide better service and grow in the region”, explains Nerrant.
Since 2018, Veridas technology has been reviewed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the global reference evaluator for both facial and voice biometrics technologies. Veridas also complies with iBeta’s ISO 30107-3 level 2 evaluation, which approves that the liveness detection technology has successfully passed all the stringent requirements in terms of presentation attack detection.
Over 150 customers worldwide already trust Veridas and the company has verified more than 60 million identities across sectors such as Banking, Telecoms & Utilities, Hospitality, Mobility, Gaming, Public Administration or Insurance & Healthcare. Its identity verification and user authentication technology with facial and voice biometrics is already used by international customers and partners such as Deutsche Telekom, BBVA or OneSpan.
Veridas’ arrival in the United States will strengthen its position as a leading biometric technology provider throughout the Americas. A technology that reaches all sectors, but especially relevant for the financial industry. In Mexico, where Veridas also has a subsidiary and headquarters in the capital, 4 of the 10 leading banks in the country are using its technology for multiple use cases like account opening or customer authentication in contact centers through voice biometrics.
Veridas has just been present at the RSA Conference in San Francisco and, next October, will be present in Las Vegas to participate in the Money20/20 USA, the largest fintech event in America; and also in Las Vegas this August for Gartner’s Identity and Access Management conference.