Equifax takes Anakam for ID authentication services

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Equifax has acquired San Diego-based authentication service company Anakam. Terms of the transaction, completed Oct. 1, were not disclosed.

The combination of Anakam’s Identity Suite and Equifax’s eIDverifier service, according to the company, will provide users -- including healthcare professionals -- with a platform for two-factor identification, as well as identity verification and proofing.

Anakam will become a division of Equifax, and become part of the company’s technology and analytical services organization, the Atlanta-based Equifax added.