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Finovate Debuts: Pirean’s “Access: One” Keeps Access Management Simple


Pirean is an identity- and access-management as-a-service company. It addresses both employee and end-user needs, offering access to online banking apps in a secure environment. The company helps banks improve security practices in a low-cost way.

Pirean facts:

  • 55 employees
  • Privately held
  • Self-funded
  • Founded 2002
  • Headquartered in London

At FinovateEurope 2015, Pirean debuted Access: One, its flagship product. With Access: One, financial institutions offer a platform that matches their branding and makes interaction easy for both employees and customers.

Financial institution employees

The employee portal (pictured below) offers access to a variety of management functions and enables the administrator to generate and customize users’ application dashboards. The administrator can also create and edit identity access-management (IAM) workflows and view security performance data.

Access: One enables the administrator to determine the level of security required for each user-facing app. For example, if they would like a trading account to be more secure, they can require two-factor authentication. Pirean offers the option to use either Google Authenticator or SMS as the second-factor challenge.


This screenshot below shows how the administrator adds, edits and removes banking applications from an application dashboard.

In this example, the administrator is adding a cash account, a trading account, and a user-identity application that allows users to change their password, set preferences, and reset security questions.

The easy-to-edit nature helps banks quickly adapt to changing business needs and customer relationships.


End customers

While the example below shows a customer’s view of bank applications on the Access: One dashboard, Pirean also offers banks the option to integrate Access: One APIs directly with their website.

To create a unified banking experience, banks customize the user-facing platform to match their brand and promote special offers. The clean interface provides access to cash and trading accounts, as well as account settings, user information, and links to partner services.


What’s next

Pirean will have two major partners going live in the next couple of months.

Pirean debuted Access: One at FinovateEurope 2015 in London.