HID Global Acquires Crossmatch to Expand in Biometric Identity Management
HID Global acquired Crossmatch, a provider of biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions, from Francisco Partners. Crossmatch’s portfolio of products includes biometric identity management hardware and software that complements HID’s portfolio of identity products and services.
Founded in 1996 and based in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Crossmatch employs more than 270 professionals across a global network of development hubs and strategic sales offices. With the acquisition, HID Global gains industry-leading biometric identity management solutions for civil government, defense and commercial applications, as well as a multifactor authentication software solution.
According to HID Global, 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 that include criminal booking, rapid mobile identification, background checks, security clearance processing, military base access, counter-terrorism and mobile intelligence gathering, visa processing and citizen services.
HID also gains a secure authentication solution, DigitalPersona, that goes beyond a traditional multifactor approach to cybersecurity. DigitalPersona adds an array of risk-based factors, including behavioral biometrics, for secure, frictionless access to Windows and cloud, web, mobile and traditional applications.
“Our acquisition of Crossmatch strengthens HID Global’s ability to offer innovative biometric identity solutions to hundreds of millions of users worldwide,” said Stefan Widing, president and CEO of HID Global. “Adding Crossmatch to our company will extend HID’s market leadership in the trusted identity space and allow us to fulfill the promise of biometrics in critical identity applications.”