Digital transformation can be a daunting discipline; however, mastering it is essential for remaining relevant and competitive in the marketplace. While going digital has clear advantages, it also brings in its fair share of challenges. Most organizations are hard-wired to unlock digital opportunities, keeping business compulsions in mind. As a result, the adoption of technology that powers this transformation and security arrives as an afterthought.
As it turns out, identification and user authentication, at each step, are the basic building blocks of the digital world. Most of the CIOs today struggle to provide zero-trust identification with no room for spoofing or fake identities. Besides maintaining the privacy protection of the users, CIOs are also faced with the challenge of implementing solutions that protect data and streamline processes, while still adhering to privacy laws such as GDPR.
This is precisely what Digit9 Tech Labs intends to change. When it comes to biometrics, the Sydney-based AI-driven identification solutions company is in a class by itself, providing identity, access (physical and logical), authentication, and smart security solutions. As a leading global provider of multi-modal biometrics and security solutions, Digit9 is on a mission to build solutions that enable true digital trust in the fast-growing digital business space and eliminate frauds to zero. With a combined experience of over six decades in innovative product designs, development and deployment, the company empowers its global clientele across telecom, healthcare, defense, banking and insurance, utilities, education, and homeland security industries with its IDentity Proofing solutions. By combining biometric algorithms with superior engineering, Digit9 has introduced a number of best-in-class technology innovations to the security industry over the last couple of years.
“At Digit9, we take a holistic approach to resolving clients’ issues with our suite of identity management solutions and our flexible open architecture. We design solutions that are bespoke to our customers’ business and ecosystem,” says Andy Bhanushali, CEO and Director of Technology and Innovations at Digit9 Tech Labs. The company’s biometric solutions include deep AI facial recognition algorithms, MSI fingerprint technology, and identity workflow management that can be implemented to improve security while streamlining processes.
Digit9’s diverse solutions are all connected to identification and authentication. The company’s solution for custodial management is a combination of robust, highly-secured, and ruggedized hardware systems coupled with a user-friendly, efficient, and process-driven software platform. Digit9 also equips its clients with its Sentinel platform—an AI-driven application suite that ensures a reduced workforce on the part of the government by making a correctional facility operate efficiently when dealing with detainees, visitors, and internal workforce. Sentinel can deploy applications such as the digital transformation of detainees and visitors management, chain of custody, onboarding, and off-boarding as well as asset management, and time and attendance tracking. Furthermore, while losses incurred due to shrinkage, employee theft, shoplifting, and more are reaching a $100 billion mark, Digit9 is committed to solving this grim situation. The company addresses this global problem with a combination of high-performance biometric hardware and a process-driven software platform.
At Digit9, we take a holistic approach to resolving clients’ issues with our suite of identity management solutions and our flexible open architecture
Digit9’s loss prevention solution addresses key areas that cause the loss, plug the same through better process management, employee compliance, and security management at the facility.
That’s not all; the Digit9 family of a high-security software platform, led by FROST, provides enhanced visibility and security by integrating with the entire existing security infrastructure and placing ‘verifiable identity’ at the center of its operations. This patented security platform is customized for every business based on process flow algorithms. Digit9 designed Smart-i, a world-class screen protection solution based on facial recognition, serving as the perfect tool to protect device screens from visual hacking and over-the-shoulder browsing. The company also designed a customer onboarding solution, IDVerify, which combines complex AI or ML algorithms to read, verify and authenticate multiple document formats required for account opening in banks, fintechs, and more to enable providers with an instant eKYC tool as a mobile app.
At the core, Digit9 hardware is powered by the multi-spectral imaging fingerprint sensors from HID Lumidigm, which are certified for fake finger detection and spoof attack prevention. The entire range of Digit9 biometric hardware boasts of these all-weather fingerprint sensors with the highest read accuracy rating in the world. Complementing the superior fingerprint sensing technology is the AI-powered Digit9 face recognition algorithm, approved by NIST as the fastest face capture and identification software across all platforms.
On the integration front, Digit9’s open RESTful API allows integration with third-party systems to be achieved with relative ease. Be it a BIS, security, banking, fintech, or IAM application, the Digit9 framework acts as the single point of truth for identity and integrates with diverse systems for the bi-directional passage of information, which is encrypted end to end.
The uniqueness of Digit9 stems from its ability to collaborate with industry peers and thought leaders to bring the best solutions to the table. “Our strategy isn’t to thwart the competition but to collaborate and share knowledge in order to advance the industry and technology, which will enable us to better serve our clients. With a vast range of biometric technologies within our offering, we ensure that we are not tied to one particular biometric modality. This, in turn, allows us to offer the correct technology for the specific use case, ensuring a fit for purpose outcome for our customers,” says Bhanushali.
Moving ahead, Digit9 is making fast inroads in the EMEA regions with some high profile deployments across airports, law enforcement agencies, custodial centers (prisons), citizen services, healthcare, and immigration solutions. The company looks forward to achieving sustainable growth, without compromising the quality of its products or services. Currently functional in Australia, the US, the UAE, Europe, and Africa, Digit9 is committed to meeting customer requirements, while keeping up with the advances in biometric modalities and market research.