InfoZen

Achieves breakthrough performance and precision in biometric searches with the help of IBM

Published on 03-Aug-2010

Validated on 15 Aug 2013

"“The combination of biometric and biographic search results allows us to develop a sophisticated, real-time identity assessment platform for our customers.” " - Alain Kouyate, CTO, InfoZen

Customer:
InfoZen

Industry:
Government

Deployment country:
United States

Solution:
Asset Management, Cloud & Service Management, Development & Technology Adoption, Enterprise Resource Planning, Entity Analytics, IBM Research, Service Management, Smarter Planet

Smarter Planet:
Smarter Government, Smarter Public Safety

Overview

Established in 1995, InfoZen develops and implements mission-critical solutions for federal government agencies and select commercial customers. InfoZen’s offerings include threat assessment, fraud detection and credentialing solutions for homeland security, innovative software solutions and management of mission-critical infrastructures.

Business need:
Organizations must positively identify individuals to fight fraud, detect threats, improve security and streamline compliance. Biographic data alone is insufficient, and is incomplete or inaccurate. Biometric data is more definitive, but needs to be tied to biographic data for positive identifications. The challenge is to combine the two types of data, typically stored in non-integrated databases, so officials can search them simultaneously and establish meaningful correspondences between them.

Solution:
A commercially available and industrial-strength identity resolution system also capable of performing biometric 1-to-1 comparisons is now integrated with algorithms only recently developed and made available to the public from IBM Research. The breakthrough enables biometric 1-to-many searches at previously impossible rates. The combination of these two technologies delivers near-real-time identification including the ability to flush out fraud and deceit in ways not previously possible.

Benefits:
·Enables multi-modal biometric searches using new algorithms against large historical data sets · Locates added candidates from high-speed searches based on demographics and performs very deep “confidence evaluation” on all discovered candidates making specific assertions about identity with increased precision · Re-evaluates earlier assertions about identity using new data. It can change its mind about the past based on new observations – something critical to smart systems and unique to IBM

Case Study

Established in 1995, InfoZen develops and implements mission-critical solutions for federal government agencies and select commercial customers. InfoZen’s offerings include threat assessment, fraud detection and credentialing solutions for homeland security, innovative software solutions and management of mission-critical infrastructures.

The Need
Organizations need to be able to positively identify individuals to fight fraud, detect threats, improve security and streamline compliance. Biographic data alone is not sufficient, and is often incomplete or inaccurate. Biometric data—fingerprints, retina scans, facial recognition—is more definitive, but needs to be tied to biographic data for positive identifications. The challenge is to combine these two types of data, which are typically stored in non-integrated databases, so that officials can search them simultaneously and establish meaningful correspondences between them.

The Solution
A commercially available and industrial-strength identity resolution system also capable of performing biometric 1-to-1 comparisons is now integrated with algorithms only recently developed and made available to the public from IBM Research. The breakthrough enables biometric 1-to-many searches at previously impossible rates. The combination of these two technologies delivers near-real-time identification including the ability to flush out fraud and deceit in ways not previously possible. The higher the volumes, the greater the importance of this new solution.

What Makes it Smarter
· Enables multi-modal biometric searches (finger, facial, iris, etc.) using new algorithms against large historical data sets
· Locates additional candidates from the high-speed searches based on demographics and then performs very deep “confidence evaluation” on all discovered candidates making specific assertions about identity with increased precision
· Re-evaluates earlier assertions about identity using new data. It can change its mind about the past based on new observations – something critical to smart systems and unique to IBM

For more information
Please contact your IBM sales representative or IBM Business Partner. Visit us at: ibm.com/government

Products and services used

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software:
InfoSphere Identity Insight

Service:
IBM Global Business Services

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