# Identity proofing
Digital onboarding offers challenges that face to face onboarding does not. Companies need to remotely ensure who their customer is and detect potential risks for diminishing the chance of being used for illegal activities.
When choosing what methods to use for identity assurance, this must be done considering multiple factors such as the required level of assurance, user experience, the nationality of end-users, etc. This is typically dictated by the geographic markets that the company operates in and is often subject to local regulatory requirements.
Signicat's own identity proofing solution, Assure, drastically simplifies the onboarding process in many industries like banking and finance.
# High-level introduction
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