EMC acquires security company Verid

Acquisition of consumer-authentication specialist designed to augment services offered by EMC's security division, RSA.

Dawn Kawamoto Former Staff writer, CNET News
Dawn Kawamoto covered enterprise security and financial news relating to technology for CNET News.
Dawn Kawamoto

EMC announced Monday it acquired security company Verid, a provider of consumer authentication services. Verid's technology is designed to pose real-time, interactive questions to consumers to verify their identity.

Verid's services, designed to boost EMC's authentication capabilities, will be offered by EMC's its security division, RSA. Verid will combine its "question intelligence" analytics with RSA's risk analytics. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.