Identity and security company Nexus Group offers user authentication with official national Swedish electronic identities (eIDs) as a managed service. The Swedish Transport Agency has selected Nexus’s solution for its e-services. “We are proud to announce that we won the bid for a service to manage more than 3,600,000 eID authentications and signatures annually,” says Nexus’s CEO Lars Pettersson.
The Swedish Transport Agency offers several e-services to the public, in which the citizens identify themselves with official and trusted eIDs. The government agency is also planning to increase the number of e-services.
“We are seeing a real boom in organizations digitizing their interactions with citizens and customers. Know your customer/client (KYC), the process of an organization identifying and verifying the identity of its clients, is therefore getting increasingly important, and we have done our best to help make this process as smooth as possible for organizations,” says Pettersson.
One of the driving forces behind KYC is the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It requires organizations handling personal data to provide individuals with information about registered data and to remove stored data upon request.
“If the organizations do not have e-services for this, they will have to offer these services in some other way. The alternatives to e-services, for example telephone services or sending papers back and forth, are not attractive,” says Pettersson.
The most popular eID in Sweden is Swedish BankID, which is used by 7.2 million Swedes.
“Previously it has been cumbersome and expensive to integrate authentication with BankID into an online portal, but our new service makes the process easy, fast and cost-effective,” says Pettersson.
Nexus acts as the so-called relying party for BankID, which means that Nexus handles all costs and contracts with the BankID selling bank. Nexus will also handle authentication and signing for the Swedish Transport Agency for three other official IDs: Telia eIDs, Steria eIDs and SITHS cards.
The service is delivered through Nexus’s partner Pulsen Integration, which is one of the holders of the framework agreement for user authentication in the public sector in Sweden.
“We have invested a lot in our technology and in getting the right people onboard, and it is a pleasure to see it resulting in numerous new projects that give value to our partners, customers and end users,” says Pettersson.
About the Swedish Transport Agency
The Swedish Transport Agency is working to achieve good accessibility, high quality, secure and environmentally aware rail, air, sea and road transport. The agency has overall responsibility for drawing up regulations and ensuring that authorities, companies, organizations and citizens abide by them. The Swedish Transport Agency was established on January 1, 2009.
Lars Pettersson, CEO at Nexus.
+46 705 17 28 02
Carolen Ytander, CMO at Nexus.
+46 729 74 34 61
About Nexus Group
Swedish-owned Nexus Group is an innovative and rapidly growing product company, developing identity and security solutions. Our technology helps organizations digitize their operations in a secure way, by enabling e-commerce and online banking, enabling e-services in public sector, managing physical and digital access, securing access control, provisioning access cards, and protecting communication between things.
The very basis of all security, both physical and digital, is the creation, management, and use of identities. We have enabled trusted identities for people, software, and devices since 1984, and our technology is today relied upon by a large number of organizations and 100 million end users around the world. We are 300 employees across 15 offices in Europe, India, and the US, and we have a global partner network.
Nexus’s mission is to contribute to the formation of a secure society, and everything we do is guided by our core values: we care, we innovate, we are committed.