Jumio is launching a mobile version of Netverify, an application that allows businesses to authenticate customers' identities.
Netverify Mobile lets users scan their driver's license, passport, or ID card using iOS and Android smartphone camera so the business can verify their identity. No photo is taken and no personal data is stored on the mobile device. Jumio already offers a Web-based version of this service.
"With fraud becoming rampant on mobile, businesses need the tools to both know and help protect their customers, while also providing them a more convenient way to verify their identities," says Daniel Mattes, CEO and founder of Jumio, in a press release. "Now businesses can move from taking days to verify a customer's identity to immediately authenticating a users' ID, transforming what has traditionally been a complex and costly process – ID verification – into an almost instantaneous transaction on both mobile and the Web."
The Web version of Netverify uses a computer's webcam. The technology does not require merchants to purchase additional hardware.
In January, Jumio announced an Android version of its Netswipe Mobile technology, which turns smartphone cameras into payment-card readers.