Royal Mail and GBGroup have been chosen to partner with GOV.UK’s Verify service, to provide verification of individuals so that they can access Government services online, safely and easily. The UK’s Identity Assurance market is taking shape thanks in part to the Government’s Digital Services Identity Assurance Programme. The goal is to enable trust in the Digital economy and this key win of two e-verification contracts places Avoco and their partners, in a strong position to capitalize on this fast developing market.
"Avoco Secure’s Trust platform is the technology that enables Royal Mail to deliver a verified, scalable, secure, user centric identity assurance service, which will allow users to authenticate themselves to UK Government digital services,” Jim Conning, Managing Director of Royal Mail Data Services stated, "Their industry expertise and proven track record played an important factor in Royal Mail partnering with Avoco.”
The UK Government Verify programme has been created to enable citizens to access UK Government online services securely. The services will include HMRC, DWP, Defra etc. Official estimates are that up to 20 million citizens may use the GOV.UK Verify programme to access Government digital services. Avoco and our partners, Royal Mail and GBGroup, are able offer a fully compliant, mature identity assurance solution to identity services that wish to deploy under these and other scenarios.
"Avoco are pleased to partner to deliver Identity Assurance as a Service with recognizable and trusted organisations like Royal Mail and GBGroup,” said Gerry O’Brien, CEO, Avoco Secure, “Identity Service Providers (IDP’s) that deploy the Avoco platform, achieve speed to market with a highly resilient and configurable platform. This proven technology incorporating rich functionality, permits Identity Service Providers to offer an extremely cost effective service to their customers.”
John Lord, Managing Director at GBGroup commented, “We are pleased to be partnering with Avoco Secure as we believe their Trust Platform will enable a secure, friction free user experience across all government services in the scheme.”
The Avoco Trust platform has already been successfully tested and implemented as part of the UK Government Skills Funding Agency’s identity assurance programme.
Avoco Secure Trust Platform Key Features
- Mature product – highly extensible.
- SAML 2.0, OpenID connect compliant identity platform. Circa 10,000 hours of testing (penetration, user journey, MI, Audit etc)
- Verified identities issued using online identity assurance verification services to allocate level of assurance based on the UK Government’s Good Practice Guidelines (GPG45)
- Mobile app enabled
- Plug-in architecture allows for rapid platform changes.
- High scalability
- State of the art security features built in
- Citizen centric features configurable by business rule
- Full audit capability and administration
- Help desk module
- Highly configurable front-end
- Personal and corporate data stores
About Avoco Secure - www.avocoidentity.com
Based in the UK, Avoco Secure builds and implements cloud-based identity assurance platforms for public and private sector organisations around the world, enabling them to provide their stakeholders with verified user centric identities that can be used to access online services. Avoco’s state-of-the-art solutions drive down the cost of providing identity and verification services and enable organisations to build strong customer and citizen relationships. Its products are built-in to national online government services, to combine ease-of-use with strong identification, security and privacy.
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