01 March 2022

OneWelcome continues growth strategy with the acquisition of Scaled Access

Identity and Access Management platform OneWelcome expands with Scaled Access' fine-grained and policy-based access.

Identity & Access Management platform OneWelcome is acquiring Belgian Scaled Access, a specialist in authorisation. With the addition of Scaled Access, OneWelcome is deepening its offering with fine-grained and policy-based access. Organisations can now manage and control access of consumers, business partners and remote workers to their online services and apps in an even more granular manner. With the acquisition of Scaled Access, OneWelcome adds an additional Identity app to its OneWelcome IAM platform: Externalised Authorisation. This acquisition is fully in line with OneWelcome’s growth ambitions and strengthens its position as a European leader in its segment.

Organisations are facing different degrees of complexity in granting access to external identities. Who the person is, what they are and what they are entitled to, form the foundational attributes for fine-grained and policy-based access. In a world of distributed identities, the onboarding of new users requires information from three main sources: European eIDs or Bank IDs, Identity Wallets and validated attribute providers. OneWelcome helps organisations orchestrate this.

Externalised Authorisation is the fifth application of OneWelcome’s integrated IAM platform that further consists of User Journey Orchestration, Consent & Preference Management, Delegation & Relationship Management and Mobile Identity. In addition to the application, the acquisition of Scaled Access provides OneWelcome with extra development capacity. This will increase OneWelcome’s innovative strength. The team in Leuven will be further expanded as an engineering unit and knowledge centre. Scaled Access brings in best practices from customers such as Rituals, Roularta Media and Hager.

Danny de Vreeze, CEO OneWelcome: “Only six months ago, OneWelcome was formed from the merger of iWelcome and Onegini. The fact that we are already taking the next step in our growth strategy shows how determined we are to remain at the forefront of the European market. With the acquisition of Scaled Access, we are deepening and broadening our offering to form a superior integrated identity solution for managing external identities. This is how we are going to capitalise on the doubling of demand that Gartner has predicted for this year. In addition, we are strengthening our competitive position against American players because, as a European party, we are now even better able to deal with European complexities. In short: we are very confident that, with the acquisition of Scaled Access, we have started the year in a promising way.”

Ward Duchamps, CEO Scaled Access: “The time is right to bring Scaled Access under the auspices of a larger tech player. OneWelcome provides an optimal framework to further develop our platform. As VP of Strategic Partners, I will continue building on the successful formula of OneWelcome. We want to be ahead of the market with the integration of distributed identity and verifiable credentials in the user journey. People will build their own digital twins, ‘wallets’, by collecting accreditations confirmed by issuers and granting companies access to use them. Access to a digital service will no longer solely depend on using the right password or fingerprint, but also on the verified characteristics you carry.”

 

About OneWelcome

OneWelcome is the leading European provider of cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) for external user groups. Its IAM platform enables organisations to provide external identities with secure and easy access to their online services and apps. The 120 employees in the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and Romania work around the clock to connect people and businesses with innovative solutions.

Over 80 million people use the platform every day. The user groups are consumers (B2C), business ecosystems (B2B) and external workers (gig workers). Over a hundred clients rely on the identity and access management expertise of OneWelcome. These are organisations operating in dynamic and regulated industries, such as VodafoneZiggo, European Central Bank, Admiral Insurance, Damen Shipyards and Baloise.

OneWelcome was created as a result of the merger of iWelcome and Onegini in 2021. With the recent addition of Scaled Access, OneWelcome is deepening its offering with fine-grained and policy-based access.