WorldReach Software

WorldReach profiled in Juniper Research Digital Identity Report 2020-2025

WorldReach enables highly trusted digital services by verifying you are who you say you are.

December 1, 2020 | Source: WorldReach

(OTTAWA) – WorldReach Software, a leader in the remote identity and digital ID document verification today announced its inclusion in the Juniper Research DIGITAL IDENTITY: TECHNOLOGY EVOLUTION, REGULATORY LANDSCAPE & FORECASTS 2020-2025 Report. WorldReach is among fourteen international identity vendors profiled by Juniper on the leader board.

Juniper Research is a highly regarded stable of UK researchers specializing in the identification and appraisal of new high growth market sectors within the digital ecosystem. In the report, WorldReach is categorized as a Segment Focused Leading Challenger in the Digital Identity market.

According to Juniper, “WorldReach is in a strong position in the verifiable credential space. Its focus in this area is swiftly finding use cases to go after, and win, as consumer/citizen verification takes a central seat at the identity table. This is being evidenced by WorldReach’s involvement in the UK government’s EU national immigration status checks [UK Home Office EU Settlement Scheme] and as part of the new ‘Digital Travel Credentials’ (DTC) standards.

WorldReach’s position is strong, as border checks are becoming part of the digital transformation of governments and airports. WorldReach, as a company, is well placed to either take part as a point solution, or be woven into the wider ecosystems that handle travellers and other government IDs.”

Shelley Bryen, Director of Marketing, is quoted in the Market Trends Affecting Digital Identity section, stating, ‘‘Digital identity will need to focus first on trusted foundational anchors (‘government-issued’) identity documents, like ePassports (supplemented by the…internationally accepted ‘digital travel credential’), in order to succeed beyond borders and be adopted broadly. If it is not accepted as valid beyond one use case, is it really a digital ID?’’

Juniper Research noted that identity networks are comprised of a number of different elements, including governments, biometric vendors, digital identity app providers, banks, mobile network operators and many others. Digital identity and identity networks are all about forming collaborative ecosystems and alliances who can deliver on the complex requirements involved. Only when this approach is taken, will digital identity meet its potential to transform the way identity is used, managed and created in society.

For WorldReach, this speaks to the importance of building strategic partnerships with best of breed technologies and focusing on new, innovative processes informed by decades of experience deploying real-world Government to Citizen digital services. We are intimately familiar with the international technical standards for secure travel documents, based around ICAO Document 9303 and new Digital Travel Credential (DTC) standard. WorldReach staff are active participants in standards setting bodies and best practices for safe and seamless borders (WTTC, IATA, IBMATA, Future Borders Coalition), digital identity (DIACC), device security (FIDO Alliance) and biometrics (Biometrics Institute).           

“We are thrilled by our inclusion in this important, independently researched and highly respected Industry Report,” added CEO Gordon Wilson. “From our view, Juniper Research have provided a clear look at the future of Digital Identity, the challenges ahead and highlighted some pivotal, very successful digital identity verification case studies, including our role in the UK Home Office’s EU Settlement Scheme.”

WorldReach clients benefit from the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) platform that combines innovative processes with the power of smartphones to read a passport chip, or similarly equipped e-citizen ID card  (via NFC) with the latest in facial recognition technology. This includes an instant facial match between selfie and verified ePassport, and a genuine presence test to prevent spoofing, providing the basis for a high identity assurance level.  

To learn more about WorldReach’s solutions and identity verification approach, visit our website.

Interested parties can contact Juniper directly for access to their DIGITAL IDENTITY 2020-2025 Report.

In addition to the report, Juniper Research has also released a free associated white paper: Why Digital Identity is Critical to Post-Pandemic Society

Note: Juniper does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Juniper research publications consist of the opinions of Juniper’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Juniper disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About WorldReach

WorldReach Software uses innovative processes and technology to verify you are who you say you are to enable digital services delivery, through its systems for:

• government travel services (borders, immigration, passport, consular) and digital citizen services;
• safe and seamless traveller journey with the travel sector;
• highly trusted digital identity verification and corroboration.

In September 2018, WorldReach signed a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office for the use of its smartphone based digital ID Verification (IDV) and enrolment capability. As of November 2020, completed applications surpassed 4.2 million with an industry leading conversion rate. Kevin Foster, Minister for Future Borders and Immigration, UK Home Office said, “The scheme is the biggest of its kind in British history”. For more information on the world’s most successful remote identity verification immigration programme, read our EU Settlement Case Study.

Press contact

Shelley Bryen, Director of Marketing,   +1 (613) 697-6997