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Crossmatch Upgrades Flagship Authentication Platform

Crossmatch Upgrades Flagship Authentication Platform

“More and more people are getting used to confirming their identities with a face scan, and thus a growing number of end users are going to appreciate this option in DigitalPersona v3.0.” Crossmatch has implemented the latest major upgrade to its flagship authentication platform. DigitalPersona v3.0 offers a number of new features, but perhaps the…

FIDO Certified U2F Device is a Convenient Solution for GDPR Compliance

FIDO Certified U2F Device is a Convenient Solution for GDPR Compliance

With the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation fast approaching, Yubico founder and CEO Stina Ehrensvard is making the case for the YubiKey as a convenient, affordable way to reach compliance. The GDPR is essentially a major update to EU privacy regulations first established in 1995, and reflects the massive cultural changes…

Yubico Launches YubiKey 4C Nano Authentication Key

Yubico Launches YubiKey 4C Nano Authentication Key

Yubico has followed through on a promise made at the start of the year with its release of a new miniaturized version of its YubiKey 4C authentication key. It’s called the YubiKey 4C Nano, and continues the pioneering work of its predecessor, which was the first multi-protocol USB-C authentication device on the market at the…

ID.me’s Identity Gateway Is Now FIDO U2F Certified

ID.me’s Identity Gateway Is Now FIDO U2F Certified

“The new support should help to further raise the profile of ID.me in the wake of its win of the Trailblazer Award at this year’s inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference. “ ID.me’s Identity Gateway is now FIDO U2F certified, and supports FIDO U2F Security Keys, the company has announced. In a statement, ID.me asserted that given…

Here’s Why FIDO Authentication Standards Are Gaining In Stature

Here’s Why FIDO Authentication Standards Are Gaining In Stature

The FIDO Alliance, a cross-industry consortium of a range of companies in the mobile and tech sectors, is the world’s biggest proponent of strong digital authentication. Its UAF and U2F authentication standards advocate for the use of biometric and multimodal identity confirmation on digital devices, and have proven increasingly influential in the broader tech ecosystem,…

Salesforce Embraces U2F Standard

Salesforce Embraces U2F Standard

Salesforce, a major US cloud computing company, has announced that it’s going to support the FIDO Alliance’s Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) authentication standard. The support will arrive with the Salesforce Winter ’17 release this month, and will be facilitated via YubiKey support. That means Salesforce users will be able to register their YubiKey USB key…

SMS Two-Factor Will Be Replaced With Stronger Security

SMS Two-Factor Will Be Replaced With Stronger Security

The FIDO Alliance is urging calm as the tech world grapples with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s proposal to designate SMS authentication as a deprecated security mechanism. In a guest post for the Alliance, FIDO advisor and Managing Director of The Chertoff Group Jeremy Grant explains that this new stance represents not a dead end…

FIDO Sharpens Focus on India

FIDO Sharpens Focus on India

The FIDO Alliance is sharpening its focus on India. With the support of Persistent Systems, the Data Security Council of India, Egis Technologies, Feitian, Nok Nok Labs, and NXP, the cross-industry consortium recently hosted two half-day seminars in the country, in the cities of Bangalore and Mumbai. In a post on FIDO’s website, the organization’s…

50 Percent More FIDO Certified Products in One Quarter

50 Percent More FIDO Certified Products in One Quarter

The number of FIDO Certified products has jumped 50 percent in a single quarter, the FIDO Alliance has announced. There are now 150 such solutions on the market. It’s a sign of continuing and escalating growth for the FIDO Alliance, a cross-industry consortium seeking to define and improve standards for identity authentication. Commenting in a statement,…

CloudLock Adopts RSA Via Access Security

CloudLock Adopts RSA Via Access Security

RSA Via Access is now being used to add extra security to CloudLock, a company specializing in cloud-based security solutions. The platform offers security on a sliding scale, tailoring its security architecture based on individual risk assessments based on contextual factors such as, for example, the device someone is using to gain access to sensitive…

RSA Via Goes Beyond ‘One Size Fits All’ Authentication, Balances Security and Convenience

RSA Via Goes Beyond ‘One Size Fits All’ Authentication, Balances Security and Convenience

The RSA conference is underway in San Francisco, and the company running the show has unveiled a new version of its RSA Via solution that includes new authentication options for RSA Via Access. Overall the update finds a better balance between convenience and security Conceptually, the RSA Via update is all about matching security level with the…

FIDO Certification Should Burnish Egis Showing at RSA 2016

FIDO Certification Should Burnish Egis Showing at RSA 2016

“Egis Technology will showcase its solutions at booth N4911 in the North Hall of the Moscone Center in San Francisco during RSA 2016.” Fingerprint sensor solutions provider Egis Technology will be showing off its products at this year’s RSA Conference, the company has announced. As with its recent showing at this year’s Mobile World Congress,…

Over 100 FIDO Certified Solutions Are Now Available

Over 100 FIDO Certified Solutions Are Now Available

There are now over a hundred FIDO Certified solutions on the market, the FIDO Alliance has announced. FIDO is, of course, the cross-industry cooperative seeking to establish and improve digital identity authentication standards. With a number of newly announced products from big names such as Huawei, EyeVerify, Morpho, and LG, the total number of solutions…

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…

FIDO and W3C Bring Authentication Specifications To The Web

FIDO and W3C Bring Authentication Specifications To The Web

Today in Tokyo, the FIDO Alliance announced that it has submitted to W3C (the World Wide Web Consortium) a set of three technical specifications aimed at defining a Web-based API to bring strong online authentication to all Web browsers and platforms. Driving this move to further spread the FIDO specifications for strong online authentication is…

Egis To Showcase New Wares at Cartes

Egis To Showcase New Wares at Cartes

Fingerprint sensor developer Egis Technology plans to show off some new wares at this week’s Cartes Secure Connexions conference. Among its new offerings will be the YuKey USB U2F dongle, which uses Egis’ EH570 sensor as well as advanced security measures like digital signature encryption. Other FIDO Certified and FIDO Ready UAF and U2F solutions…

FIDO Welcomes Egis To Board of Directors

FIDO Welcomes Egis To Board of Directors

Fingerprint sensor company Egis has joined the FIDO Alliance’s board of directors. Egis has been a member of the authentication consortium since 2013. It’s a natural progression, given the company’s involvement in FIDO and the industry more broadly. Egis was one of the first Asia-based companies to support the FIDO Alliance, and as a member…

FIDO Alliance Appoints New Leadership For 2015

FIDO Alliance Appoints New Leadership For 2015

The Fast Identification Online (FIDO) Alliance announced today the results of its annual officer election. Dustin Ingalls of Microsoft has been appointed as the consortium’s new presidents while Brett McDowell has been elected to the position of FIDO’s first executive director. Outgoing FIDO president Michael Barrett is being honored as chairman emeritus. Along with those…