PALO ALTO, Calif., March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nok Nok Labs, an innovator in modern authentication and a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, today announced the launch and availability of a new Premium Edition of its Nok Nok™ S3 Authentication Suite (S3 Suite), the first unified platform that enables organizations to leverage standards-based authentication, supporting existing and emerging methods of biometric authentication such as fingerprint, iris and voice.
Nok Nok Labs, the inventor of FIDO UAF standards and other implementation innovations, designed the FIDO protocol to be a dynamic architecture that could adapt to the anticipated evolution of modern security and customer needs. With the delivery of this new release, Nok Nok Labs becomes the first software vendor to support the next-generation of FIDO capability.
"Nok Nok Labs recognized the need for a universal FIDO Server that supports any FIDO authenticator or protocol in the market, to provide more flexibility to our customers," said Phillip Dunkelberger, President and CEO of Nok Nok Labs. "With this announcement, Nok Nok Labs continues its FIDO leadership as well as demonstrates our ability to innovate and expand beyond the underlying FIDO technology."
This newest version of the NNL S3 Suite will include a next-generation FIDO Server, which enables organizations to maximize their secure authentication posture with both FIDO UAF and U2F capabilities for all of their users. With FIDO UAF, users have strong multifactor authentication support, while at the same time with FIDO U2F, users are able to strengthen password-based authentication with a strong second-factor challenge. And Nok Nok Labs will continue its leadership and innovation, supporting FIDO2 in its technology in the coming months.
"This next generation of authentication capability continues the core FIDO mission of implementing an authentication framework that enables stronger security, better user experiences, lower cost, and increased user privacy," said Rajiv Dholakia, Vice President of Products at Nok Nok Labs. "In the pursuit of this mission, we will help reduce reliance on passwords and the risk created by shared, centralized secrets".
Secure authentication has historically been the focus of internal enterprise-level risk management. Companies have purchased and deployed expensive tokens and security keys to increase the level of security in their perimeter access. Secure authentication is a major concern in consumer facing applications as well. However, the purchase, distribution and upkeep of these costly tokens and security keys have been a barrier to deployment, for all but the highest value customers. With support for the U2F protocol, customers can now use the NNL S3 Suite to expand the proven benefits of FIDO technology to pluggable, built-in tokens as second factors to strengthen password based authentication.
There is an increasing demand in the market for FIDO-based authentication for both desktop and mobile logins as seen by Facebook's recent announcement to enable the FIDO U2F protocol for its 1.7 billion users. Nok Nok Labs has been anticipating the unification of UAF and U2F capabilities, and the NNL S3 Suite will be the first solution in the market to support organizations who want to leverage both protocols.
The new version of the S3 Suite is available now and more information can be found here.
About Nok Nok Labs
Nok Nok Labs provides organizations with the ability to bring a unified platform to deploy easy to use and secure authentication infrastructure to their mobile and web applications, leveraging FIDO specifications and other industry standards. The Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite enables organizations to accelerate revenues, reduce fraud, and strengthen security and privacy. Nok Nok Labs is a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, with industry leading customers and partners that include NTT DOCOMO, PayPal, Alipay, Samsung and Lenovo. For more information, visit www.noknok.com.
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