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Herndon-based digital development company 10Pearls acquires IT services firm ProQual-IT

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Herndon-based 10Pearls, a digital development company, has acquired Rockville, Md.-based ProQual-IT, an information technology services provider specializing in biometrics and identity management.

James Annulis, ProQual-IT’s founder and CEO, will join 10Pearls’ management team, and all his employees will be retained as part of the 10Pearls workforce.
Financial details about the deal were not disclosed.

“We know that identity management and biometrics will continue to be essential components of world-class digital experiences. That’s why we’ve joined forces with ProQual-IT,” Imran Aftab, CEO of 10Pearls, said in a statement.

Officials at 10Pearls said that, as more companies invest in engaging with their customers digitally, they need better ways of confirming the identity of the customer on the other side of the screen.

New mechanisms for authenticating identity provide more natural, less intrusive experiences for customers without compromising security, the company said.

“The recent Equifax data breach will make already skeptical consumers even more worried about the safety of their personal information,” said Aftab. 

Founded in 2004, 10Pearls now has more than 320 employees with offices in Karachi, Pakistan, Toronto, Dubai and San Francisco in addition to Herndon.

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