Nok Nok Labs

INTERVIEW: Jackie Comp, VP, Nok Nok Labs at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

Over the last several years Nok Nok Labs has proven to be one of the key pioneers of biometric authentication. The company was a co-founder of the increasingly influential FIDO Alliance in 2012, and has since made a strong name for itself with its S3 Authentication Suite, a Premium Edition of which was launched earlier…

ThreatMetrix Announces Smart Authentication Platform

ThreatMetrix Announces Smart Authentication Platform

ThreatMetrix has officially announced its ThreatMetrix Smart Authentication platform. The platform makes use of trusted device identification and push notifications for user authentication. And, as ThreatMetrix Chief Products Officer Alisdair Faulkner explained in a statement announcing the solution, ThreatMetrix Smart Authentication is also supported by “anonymized global shared intelligence”. Additionally, the platform now supports FIDO…

NNL to Enhance Authentication Capabilities of ThreatMetrix Platform

NNL to Enhance Authentication Capabilities of ThreatMetrix Platform

“We live in a post-breach world, where usernames and passwords are defunct”. Faulkner added that Nok Nok Lab’s FIDO-compliant solutions allow ThreatMetrix to offer customers “the industry’s most comprehensive approach to authenticating users securely and with minimal friction.”-Alisdair Faulkner, Chief Products Officer, ThreatMetrix Nok Nok Labs and ThreatMetrix have joined forces to enhance the authentication capabilities…

MWC Americas: Nok Nok Labs Demos GSMA Collaborations

MWC Americas: Nok Nok Labs Demos GSMA Collaborations

The inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas is now underway, and attendees are getting a look at the demos previously promised by FIDO Alliance co-founder Nok Nok Labs. One of the demos shows off the potential of the GSMA’s Mobile Connect worldwide login service. The collaboration with Interbev uses the MobileConnect App and its attendant biometric…

NNL S3 Authentication Suite Now Compatible With Intel SGX Technology

NNL S3 Authentication Suite Now Compatible With Intel SGX Technology

Nok Nok Labs‘ S3 Authentication Suite is now compatible with Intel’s Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) technology, the companies have announced. Intel SGX is a tool for application developers allowing them to protect key data and code by sequestering it into secure enclaves. Now, with Intel’s 8th Gen Intel Core processors supporting NNL’s S3 Suite,…

NNL Raises $8 Million in Series D Round Led By Motorola Solutions

NNL Raises $8 Million in Series D Round Led By Motorola Solutions

Nok Nok Labs has raised $8 million in funding from a Series D financing round, the company has announced. The round of funding was led by Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, and saw the participation of all previous NNL investors. In a statement announcing the latest funding, NNL explained that it will use the capital to…

Fujitsu Officially Becomes Value-added Reseller of Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite

Fujitsu Officially Becomes Value-added Reseller of Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite

Fujitsu has officially become a value-added reseller of Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite, the companies have announced. The Japan-based company will offer NNL’s platform through its Online Biometric Authentication Service, promoting it as a solution for large scale authentication projects. The partnership will initially focus on the Japanese market, but the companies say they…

Nok Nok Labs Says It’s Time to Go ‘Beyond Basic FIDO’

Nok Nok Labs Says It’s Time to Go ‘Beyond Basic FIDO’

With the FIDO Alliance’s authentication standards becoming increasingly well-respected and widespread, FIDO co-founder Nok Nok Labs says that for some organizations it’s time to go “beyond basic FIDO.” In a recent blog post, the company argues that industry standards “typically represent the lowest common denominator of functionality that can be agreed to across a large…

Mobile Biometrics Month 2017: The Roundup

Mobile Biometrics Month 2017: The Roundup

The end of March is upon us and with it we must bring Mobile Biometrics Month 2017 to a close. For the past five weeks we have brought you special featured coverage on the topic of mobile biometrics with interviews, live events coverage, insightful articles, and our usual brand of industry news. Here’s a look…

Mobile Fingerprint Biometrics And Adaptation

Mobile Fingerprint Biometrics And Adaptation

It has been four years since Touch ID popularized fingerprint biometrics on mainstream smartphones and we are now close to seeing fingerprint sensor ubiquity on mobile devices. Recent research from Acuity Market Intelligence states that there are over 500 biometric smartphone models on the market, and what’s more: they are affordable, with many landing under…

Nok Nok Labs Launches a Premium Edition of S3 Authentication Suite

Nok Nok Labs Launches a Premium Edition of S3 Authentication Suite

“Nok Nok Labs in itself a co-founder of FIDO and an author of its authentication standards, which are quickly becoming adopted across a range of devices and online services, and have garnered the high-profile support of Google and Facebook.” Nok Nok Labs has launched a Premium Edition version of its S3 Authentication Suite. In a…

FindBiometrics Announces First Expert Webinar of 2017

FindBiometrics Announces First Expert Webinar of 2017

FindBiometrics is starting its 2017 webinar season with a bang, tackling one of the hottest topics in the tech world: Mobile biometrics. The field has come a long way from Apple’s pioneering introduction of Touch ID. Fingerprint sensors are now common and widespread smartphone features, and are starting to find their way into multi-modal solutions…

The Strong Authentication Specs Fighting Mobile Banking Malware

The Strong Authentication Specs Fighting Mobile Banking Malware

As concerns rise over mobile banking malware, Nok Nok Labs is highlighting the advantages that its authentication strategies—and those of the FIDO Alliance—offer in combating related fraud. Written in response to a Wall Street Journal feature on such security issues, a new blog post by Todd Thiemann on Nok Nok Labs’ website points out FIDO’s approach…

On-Device, Multi-Factor Approaches – and Better Tech – Can Thwart Biometric Spoofing: NNL

On-Device, Multi-Factor Approaches – and Better Tech – Can Thwart Biometric Spoofing: NNL

Nok Nok Labs is weighing in on the security of facial recognition authentication systems in the wake of recent spoofing claims from a team of University of North Carolina researchers. Using images collected from social media, the researchers developed 3D face models that could then be used for authentication, succeeding in their spoofing attempts with…

Biometric Authentication Report Argues for On-Device Approach

Biometric Authentication Report Argues for On-Device Approach

A new white paper is highlighting the value of device-side biometric matching. Commissioned by Nok Nok Labs, the report was drafted by PwC Legal, Price Waterhouse Coopers’ advisory service on legal matters. The report’s authors highlight the advantages and risks associated with biometric authentication. In a statement announcing the report, PwC Legal partner Stewart Room…

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: The Roundup

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: The Roundup

March is coming to a close and with it we are bringing an end to Mobile Biometrics Month 2016. Throughout the month we have been taking a special look at the current state of mobile biometrics, culminating in our special webinar, Mobile Revolution 2.0: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT. Of course, March had its share of industry news…

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: 4 Ways Biometrics Are Making it To End Users

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: 4 Ways Biometrics Are Making it To End Users

Mobile biometrics are making it into the hands of end users everywhere and in more ways than one. While Touch ID is often credited for bringing biometrics to consumers, a combination of password fatigue, demand for security, and exciting use cases has helped next gen mobile authentication reach a critical mass. Here are four ways…

WATCH: Industry Experts Discuss the Future of Mobile Biometrics

WATCH: Industry Experts Discuss the Future of Mobile Biometrics

Today marked the occasion of our exclusive webinar event Mobile Revolution 2.0: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT, which brought together an expert panel to discuss the current outlook on the mobile biometrics industry. The webcast begins with Acuity Market Intelligence principal Maxine Most presenting her latest findings pertaining to mobility, biometrics and identity. Most then joined co-panelists…

NNL S3 Authentication Suite Supports Android Fingerprint Biometrics

NNL S3 Authentication Suite Supports Android Fingerprint Biometrics

Nok Nok Labs has upgraded its S3 Authentication Suite to enable support for Android fingerprint scanning. Android 6.0, or ‘Android Marshmallow’, is the first Android operating system to introduce native fingerprint scanning capabilities. NNL’s support of the feature complements its already existing support for Apple iOS’s Touch ID fingerprint scanning, allowing even more S3 Authentication…

Mobile Biometrics Are Mainstream, So What’s Next?

Mobile Biometrics Are Mainstream, So What’s Next?

UPDATE: Watch the full presentation of Mobile Revolution 2.0: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT now! About 600 million smartphones with biometric sensors are currently in use, according to new research from Acuity Market Intelligence. That number is approximately 28 percent of the total number of smartphone devices on a global scale, says the firm. What’s more, there is a…

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: Biometrics Versus Keyboards

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: Biometrics Versus Keyboards

A Transitional Experience Mobility is a promise of convenience and efficiency. Take your digital life wherever you go, always be connected to the people, networks and applications that matter to you most. Now, thanks to popular mobile commerce technologies your phone is even more important and useful than your credit card stuffed wallet, and will…

DOCOMO and Nok Nok Labs Team, Bring Biometric Login To Customers

DOCOMO and Nok Nok Labs Team, Bring Biometric Login To Customers

Japan’s NTT DOCOMO has teamed up with Nok Nok Labs (NNL) to bring biometric authentication to all its customers. The MNO is integrating the NNL S3 Authentication Suite into its ecosystem so that customers can login to online services via fingerprint and iris scan. NNL is, of course, a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, and…

Nok Nok Labs Assists FIDO Push Into European Regulatory Process

Nok Nok Labs Assists FIDO Push Into European Regulatory Process

Nok Nok Labs is optimistic about the future of digital payments in Europe. With the European Banking Authority considering new standards for payment security across the European Union via its Directive on Payments Services, or “PSD2”, Nok Nok Labs has worked with the FIDO Alliance to draft recommendations on user authentication. The comments were submitted…

White House Digital Security Plan Prompts Dialogue

White House Digital Security Plan Prompts Dialogue

The Obama administration has announced a new Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) as part of an effort to improve Americans’ digital security, and the move is prompting some dialogue. The CNAP entails a number of key measures, including the establishment of a Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, a proposed $3.1 billion Information Technology Modernization Fund,…

Synaptics, Nok Nok Labs Streamline FIDO Certification

Synaptics, Nok Nok Labs Streamline FIDO Certification

A new partnership between Synaptics and Nok Nok Labs is aiming to help streamline the FIDO certification process for OEMs. Essentially, the partnership will see Nok Nok Labs software and servers used to test the products of Synaptics and its OEMs using real-world authentication scenarios. Both companies are, of course, co-founders of the FIDO Alliance,…

News Roundup: A Week Of Major Innovation

News Roundup: A Week Of Major Innovation

Last week at FindBiometrics, Financial Biometrics Month continued in the featured articles section while major news about the FIDO Alliance, Apple Pay and upgraded products made up the top stories. Here is a look back on the week that was: Financial Biometrics Month As Financial Biometrics Month continued through week three of November, we took…

Nok Nok Labs Comments on FIDO’s Big W3C News

Nok Nok Labs Comments on FIDO’s Big W3C News

Today in Tokyo, the FIDO Alliance made major industry news, partnering with W3C in an initiative to make its strong online authentication standards truly ubiquitous on the Web. This is a major milestone for the consortium, which was launched in 2013 on a mission to replace passwords with something better. Ramesh Kesanupalli, FIDO visionary and founder of…

News Roundup: Biometrics In Banking

News Roundup: Biometrics In Banking

This past week at FindBiometrics: Financial Biometrics Month continued as we examined the benefits of biometric banking and released new videos from the recent Money20/20 conference. In the news we saw novelty, innovation and diversity when reporting on new products and integrations, while Q3 2015 reports kept trickling in. Here is a look back on…

VIDEO: Nok Nok Labs at Money20/20

VIDEO: Nok Nok Labs at Money20/20

At the end of October FindBiometrics—in its effort to bring strong identity management to the end user community—brought biometrics to Money20/20, hosting the extremely popular panel: Biometric Identity & Its Applications in Financial Services & Payments. Biometrics weren’t confined to the stage at the Las Vegas conference, however, and Peter O’Neill, president and founder of FindBiometrics,  caught…

IDEX Issues Mid-Year Update

IDEX Issues Mid-Year Update

As we march forward into the second half of 2015, IDEX ASA – a biometric fingerprint sensor company – asserts that it is “positioned to capture significant share of the multi-billion dollar market opportunity for fingerprint sensors based on strong product portfolio and partners.” The company has posted a detailed inventory of its activity for…

Phillip Dunkelberger Joins myPINpad Board

Phillip Dunkelberger Joins myPINpad Board

Consumer authentication solutions provider myPINpad has snagged a major industry figure for its board of directors. Phillip Dunkelberger, CEO of Nok Nok Labs, is now on the board’s roster. Dunkelberger was a co-founder and CEO of PGP Corporation, an enterprise data protection company that was acquired by Symantec in 2010. He went on to become CEO…

News Roundup: A Week Of Innovation

News Roundup: A Week Of Innovation

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued our month long examination of Invisible Biometrics while the industry news was diverse and exciting. Headlines about the FBI’s NGI program, international government deployments, finance and major biometric innovations highlighted just how dynamic the biometrics industry has become. Here is a look back on the week’s top stories: Invisibility…

Nok Nok Labs and IDEX Partner, Integrate

Nok Nok Labs and IDEX Partner, Integrate

Fingerprint sensor developer IDEX ASA is teaming up with authentication solutions provider Nok Nok Labs to integrate its newest sensor technology into the latter’s S3 Authentication Suite, the companies have announced. Nok Nok Labs, a co-founder of the FIDO Alliance, is a leader in authentication security, particular with respect to its flagship S3 Authentication Suite,…

MasterCard Developing Biometrics for Online Purchases

MasterCard Developing Biometrics for Online Purchases

MasterCard is pushing further into its exploration of biometric authentication with a new system that will confirm online purchases with facial and fingerprint scans. The company is starting this system as a pilot project involving 500 customers. Here’s how it’s going to work: When a user makes an online purchase, the MasterCard mobile app will…

Rajiv Dholakia of Nok Nok Labs on DOCOMO and FIDO

Rajiv Dholakia of Nok Nok Labs on DOCOMO and FIDO

Interview with Rajiv Dholakia, Vice President, Products, Nok Nok Labs The biggest authentication news of the month hit earlier this week with the announcement that NTT DOCOMO, a Japanese mobile network operator, signed on to the FIDO Alliance board of directors. The move signaled many firsts for the Alliance, DOCOMO and the industry as a…

Nok Nok Integration Brings Biometrics To Android M

Nok Nok Integration Brings Biometrics To Android M

Application security developer Nok Nok Labs has announced a couple of major new developments in its efforts to provide users and organizations with highly secure authentication solutions. Both revolve around the company’s flagship S3 Authentication Suite. In exciting news for Google enthusiasts, the platform has been integrated into Google’s newly unveiled Google Android M Developer…

DOCOMO Eliminates Passwords for 65 Million Customers

DOCOMO Eliminates Passwords for 65 Million Customers

A major blow has been struck in the war on passwords. The FIDO Alliance, an industry consortium dedicated to open strong authentication standards, has announced that NTT DOCOMO, a mobile network operator in Japan, has joined its board of directors. As such, DOCOMO has become the first mobile network operator to deploy FIDO’s standards, effectively…

Guardian Panel Debates Biometrics as Password Killers

Guardian Panel Debates Biometrics as Password Killers

The Guardian has assembled an expert panel to debate the looming demise of the password at the hands of biometrics technology. And while the panel doesn’t reach complete consensus, there seems to be general agreement that biometric technology is the way forward, and that the role of passwords in authentication will increasingly be relegated. For…

Fingerprints To Replace Physicians’ Passwords

Fingerprints To Replace Physicians’ Passwords

MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc. has announced plans to implement a biometric authentication system in its platform. The US-based pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company will use Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite to secure its Physician Access Portal with FIDO-ready fingerprint authentication. MedImpact’s Physician Access Portal essentially provides medical practitioners with an easy-to-use digital means of…

FIDO Ready Tech Coming From AGNITiO and Nok Nok Labs

FIDO Ready Tech Coming From AGNITiO and Nok Nok Labs

Voice biometrics developer AGNITiO and FIDO Alliance co-founder Nok Nok Labs (NNL) have teamed up to offer a FIDO Ready solution adhering to the Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) protocol. The announcement comes in anticipation of next week’s Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. FIDO’s UAF specification refers to the passwordless authentication concept, in which a use can…