GCOM Announces Acquisition of Authomate

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 10:00 am

Authomate's digital identity solution leverages the convenience of a mobile device for authentication

COLUMBIA, Md. – April, 06, 2021 - GCOM, a leading provider of cutting-edge technology solutions, today announced the acquisition of Authomate, a digital identity solution that protects credentials and increases security controls, while eliminating the burden on humans to change their behavior. The partnership will give state and local governments the opportunity to layer compliant, cost-effective identity protection solutions, such as biometrics, on top of existing applications without additional hardware.

Authomate's StrongPass Digital Identity suite is the next generation of authentication solutions that leverages the smart phone to combat credential theft, phishing attacks, token loss and security fatigue. The solution is focused on transforming the human experience, replacing complexity with convenience, while delivering greater security to user authentication.

Authomate's Digital Identity Suite allows the user to:

  • Authenticate with a mobile device: Unlock a laptop with an iPhone or Android device without needing to remember a password
  • Authenticate based on proximity: Log in to websites, computers and applications and unlock documents by bringing your smartphone close to the computer
  • Enable facial recognition: Equip enterprise applications with biometric capabilities using Authomate’s software development kit (SDK)

"State and local organizations across 22 states rely on GCOM’s SaaS solutions to improve outcomes and modernize their vital records, social service programs, public safety and government healthcare initiatives,” said Kamal Bherwani, CEO of GCOM. “We are delighted to offer Authomate's Digital Identity Suite to our customers to ensure identity protection and data loss prevention without security friction."

"Together, GCOM and Authomate offer state and local governments a powerful solution for secure digital transformation," said Piyush Bhatnagar, CISSP, Founder & CTO of Authomate. "We look forward to embedding our digital identity suite into GCOM's product portfolio."

About GCOM:

GCOM delivers innovative solutions to state and local governments nationwide, with a focus on systems in health and human services, justice and public safety, licensing and regulatory markets. Combining the resources and capabilities of a large systems integrator with the agility and accessibility of a tight-knit and nimble team, GCOM offers state and local government leading-edge, scalable solutions to enhance operational performance and improve the constituent experience.

About Authomate

Authomate has built the foundation for next generation of identity authentication solutions that provides frontline defense for organizations. Authomate is about taking control of personal and professional information and credentials, protecting them in a single, secure location, and giving that information only to those that can be trusted with it. We have built something unique that changes how authentication works and enables users to manage their own identity and information without losing touch with the digital world. Authomate has and multiple issued patents and has won multiple industry awards including UBS Future of Finance Challenge and Red Herring top 100 winner.

About Sagewind Capital LLC:

Sagewind Capital LLC is a New York-based middle-market private equity firm. Sagewind seeks to partner with exceptional management teams and focuses on significant capital appreciation by helping businesses grow organically and through strategic acquisitions. Since inception, Sagewind has made eight investments across several industries, including government services, aerospace & defense, software, information technology, healthcare and business services. The firm is focused on long-term capital appreciation and has the flexibility to own businesses for extended periods. For more information please visit www.sagewindcapital.com

Contact:

Katie Hanusik

REQ for GCOM

703-287-7824

khanusik@req.co

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