HID Global has acquired Crossmatch, a provider of biometric identity management and authentication solutions as part of the strategy to lead in the fingerprint biometric technology market.
Crossmatch’s product includes biometric identity management hardware and software that complement HID’s identity products and services, making HID Global one of the world’s major providers of.
“Adding Crossmatch will extend HID’s leadership in the identity space and allow us to fulfill the promise of biometrics in critical identity applications,” Stefan Widing, president and CEO of HID Global, said.
Founded in 1996 and based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Crossmatch employs over 270 professionals across a global network of development hubs and strategic sales offices.
The acquisition will enable HID Global to gain customers in the worldwide biometric identity management solutions for civil government, defense and commercial applications, as well as a secure multifactor authentication software solution.
Crossmatch’s public-sector biometrics business enhances HID’s reach into immigration and border control, law enforcement, and military and defense markets with products and solutions.
Crossmatch commercial biometrics business extends HID’s portfolio to include a broad array of single finger readers, modules, sensors and software developer kits (SDKs) for multiple vertical markets including – retail, financial, healthcare and OEM markets.
HID also gains a secure authentication solution called DigitalPersona that adds risk-based factors, including behavioral biometrics, for frictionless access to Windows and cloud, web, mobile and traditional applications.