Compare SEON vs Jumio

Compare SEON vs Jumio

December 3, 2021

Identity verification (IDV) is a major priority for many organizations that operate online, whether you use biometric authentication or build your own multi-layered defenses, understanding the end-user is becoming increasingly important. 

This article will break down the differences between SEON and Jumio as well as help you decide which will be best for your business. 

Disclaimer: Everything written about the companies mentioned in this article was gleaned from online research including user reviews. We did not have time to manually test all the tools. However, we ensured the information was correct as of winter 2021-22. Feel free to contact us to request an update/correction.

About Jumio 

Founded in 2010, Jumio has verified more than 400 million identities across 200+ countries and territories from both real-time web and real-time mobile transactions. Headquartered in the US, Jumio also has offices in Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

First formed as an identity verification solution, the company has expanded into AML following the acquisition of Beam Solutions and secured a significant $150 million funding round in March 2021.

Key Products

  • The company’s core product is a complete end-to-end solution, the KYX Platform, which brings together the many individual modules they offer.
  • Jumio specializes in identity verification and offers businesses access to biometric facial recognition and liveness detection for authentication as well as “live verification experts” that compare the user’s selfie with the identification provided. They also are able to analyze the authenticity of ID documents.
  • Phone and email verification modules are present as well as a device fingerprinting module to uncover potential fraudsters.
  • They offer pre-set rules for AML monitoring that screen new users against global watchlists and PEP data.

Pros of Jumio
  • Jumio offers a comprehensive eKYC platform that includes biometric authentication as well as other common identity verification and fraud prevention solutions.
  • They work with a range of partners that are able to integrate Jumio’s tech with ease including OneSpan, TruNarrative, and ForgeRock.
  • An intuitive no-code orchestration that’s able to be connected with any existing risk system.

Cons of Jumio
  • Offering such a large suite of solutions for identity verification and fraud detection will certainly increase costs, which might be too much for smaller businesses. 
  • Potential for customer churn if the biometric authentication causes issues for the person validating themselves.
  • Limited data enrichment capabilities with no access to live data, which in turn can create issues due to some data becoming stale.
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SEON vs Jumio Features Comparison Table



Data aggregation

IP Analysis Yes Yes
Email data enrichment  Yes No
Phone data enrichment Yes No
Find user social media Yes, 35+ platforms No
Device fingerprinting Yes Yes
BIN for transaction Yes No
Behavior tracking Yes Yes
User authentication Yes Yes

Risk analysis

Custom rules Yes No
Machine learning suggestions Yes Yes
Industry preset rules Yes Yes
Risk score Yes Yes                                    


API calls Yes No
Modular APIs Yes No
Custom API fields Yes Yes
GUI Yes Yes
Chrome extension Yes  No
Manual query Yes Yes
Graph visualization No Yes
Reporting Yes Yes
Team management Yes Yes
Integration with other tools Yes Yes


Chargeback guarantee No No
Free integration Yes No
Free support Yes Yes
Free trial Yes No
Cost per month Flexible tiered pricing based on API requests from $99 N/A.

Where SEON Wins Over Jumio

  • SEON offers access to live data by analyzing more than 35 online networks in real-time, to help you create more in-depth user profiles. With this solution, you can view profile aspects such as avatar, bio, and post history.
  • This is also available as a Google Chrome extension for instant access.
  • Completely transparent pricing, with the flexibility to work around tools your business is currently working with and/or tools it requires. 
  • All of SEON’s solutions are frictionless, with checks conducted without the need to involve the user – and they can be deployed without 2FA. 
  • Flexible rulesets to work around your business demands.

Where Jumio Wins Over SEON

  • Jumio offers a complete IDV product suite with documentation verification, biometrics, and transaction monitoring capabilities through its KYX platform.
  • Industry preset rules and blackbox AI take the majority of IDV and AML requirements off your shoulders. 
  • Biometric authentication is a huge plus for some organizations as it might be a necessary form of authentication in their sector.

SEON vs Jumio Conclusion

Choose SEON if…
  • You’re looking for a much more affordable solution that offers flexible rules and whitebox machine learning, and enables you to minimize risk while maximizing profit.

Choose Jumio if…
  • You’re an organization dealing with tough compliance regulations and/or need additional biometric verification.

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