1Kosmos Recognized as a Leader in KuppingerCole Providers of Verified Identity 2022

It’s been a very exciting summer for the team here at 1Kosmos. Analysts are taking notice! We are honored to be recognized as an overall leader in the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass Providers of Verified Identity 2022.

The Leadership Compass Providers of Verified Identity 2022 analyzes digital identity solutions that perform identity proofing and verification or enable a verified digital identity to be imported and easily reverified. The Leadership Compass compares full-service verified identity providers or vendors that conduct digital identity verification alongside providing several of the identity lifecycle stages. As defined by Kuppinger Cole.

This could include:

  • Vetting/Proofing
  • Registration
  • Authentication
  • Additional services: fraud reduction, electronic signing, attribute verification, orchestration

1Kosmos was recognized as a leader in three of the four categories:

  • An Overall Leader
  • A Product Leader
  • An Innovation Leader

We would be very honored just to be mentioned but Leadership recognition is tremendous, especially a technology leader. This validates our push to provide a verified portable identity and a passwordless experience to all. This rewards all of the hard work and dedication by our 1Kosmos team. We created a platform to ID users at the other end of the digital connection, taking into consideration user privacy and data security. Organizations around the globe have recognized this as ideal for passwordless authentication because it drastically simplifies the user experience, it’s Kubernetes underpinning, and ease of integration with SDK / API, but it does all of this without introducing new vulnerabilities, need for additional tailoring of network or IT / Security talent.

The 1Kosmos BlockID platform uses a private blockchain that enables organizations to create irrefutable decentralized digital identities and unifies identity proofing with passwordless authentication. The Gartner Hype Cycle for Digital Identity, 2022 provides evidence that interest in decentralized identity is increasing and will enable new digital business opportunities.

1Kosmos BlockID is built with specific capabilities for the onboarding, verification and authentication of employees, contractors, customers and citizens. 1Kosmos digitally transforms the standard onboarding process, by automating and delivering the highest degree of end-user assurance. This transformation eliminates the need for new users to share copies of government IDs, protecting their privacy.

By binding users to their proofed identity, 1Kosmos BlockID creates an identity-based biometric authentication and a passwordless experience. Users will utilize their trusted mobile device for daily authentication and step-up authentication for physical or logical access. As a result, each access event is associated with a real, verified identity.

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Meet the Author

Robert MacDonald

Vice President of Product Marketing

Robert is the Vice President of Product Marketing at 1Kosmos. He is a highly influential senior global marketer with more than 15 years of marketing experience in B2B and B2C software in the biometric authentication space. Prior to 1Kosmos, Rob managed product strategy and vision for the Identity and Access Management portfolio at Micro Focus, leading a team of product marketers to drive sales and support the channel. Earlier in his career he set the foundation for content planning, sales enablement and GTM activities for ForgeRock. He has also held senior marketing positions at Entrust, Dell, Quest and Corel Corporation.