Gemalto, Datacard and Morpho come out top in ABI assessment

16/07/14

Gemalto, Datacard and Morpho have been ranked the top three by ABI Research’s latest Government & Healthcare ID: Smart Card and Legacy Credentials Competitive Assessment.

According to the assessment, Gemalto, ranked top. It continues to develop innovative solutions to maintain its strong market presence. Most recently it released its identity as a service solution, likely to have an impact on the government ID market as governments increasingly look towards federations to provide secure online identities. Gemalto already has a substantial global reach and penetration with more than 25 ePassport and 16 national ID references to date. The company is now looking to continue its expansion into other fast growing verticals, most notably developing improved solutions for use in the border control market.

Datacard was ranked second. Through its own core business and distribution channels, ABI says the company has achieved an impressive global reach, with up to 40% of all ongoing government ID projects using its solutions. Datacard’s latest acquisition, Entrust, will provide it with the ability to bring further complementary solutions to its product portfolio, including federated identity, mobile ID and extended PKI functionality.

Third in the rankings was Morpho. With an already strong market presence, Morpho is now looking to extend its market reach and product functionality by linking up with various influencing groups and working alliances. Most recently, it joined the OSPT Alliance and the Secure Identity Alliance as it looks toward a future market more focused on multi-application enablement and market convergence.

“An important aspect of this Competitive Assessment was evaluating each vendor’s multi-application, convergence and digitised authentication solutions,” says Phil Sealy, research analyst at ABI. “Governments are increasingly looking towards the leveraging of credentials already in circulation to enable secure online authentication capabilities for citizen access to various services. This is fast becoming an important aspect within the government ID market as governments will inevitably begin shifting focus in the direction of identity reuse across online platforms and the enablement of more applications, whether that encompasses transportation, travel, ePurse, social security or welfare applications via ID credentials.”

 

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