NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dashlane, the leader in online identity and password management, proudly announces that it has joined FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, a crossindustry coalition developing open, interoperable authentication standards that reduce reliance on passwords with authentication that is more secure, private, and easier to use. Dashlane shares Alliance's commitment to online security, and was the first password manager to support FIDO Universal Second Factor (U2F) standard.
According to Dashlane, the average user has over 100 accounts, making it practically impossible to remember every password. FIDO Alliance was formed to address the struggle with creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords, and Dashlane answers its call. The award-winning password manager was the first to support FIDO authentication through the use of YubiKeys from Yubico.
"FIDO Alliance is changing the nature of password authentication with new industry protocols for strong authentication that Dashlane supports in both theory and practice," said Emmanuel Schalit, CEO, Dashlane. "Our users depend on us to keep them safe online, and joining FIDO Alliance reinforces our commitment to protecting them from modern hacking techniques and other evolving threats with industry-leading innovation and security technology."
"The FIDO Alliance welcomes our new associate member Dashlane and thanks them for their commitment to strong authentication in the interest of the online community. When a leading mass market credential management company like Dashlane joins the Alliance it sends a message to the rest of the market that FIDO is emerging as the consensus strong authentication standard for consumers as well as corporations, and desktops as well as mobile," said Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance.
Dashlane makes identity and checkouts simple with its password manager and secure digital wallet app. Dashlane allows its users to securely manage passwords, credit cards, IDs, and other important information via advanced encryption and local storage.
Dashlane has helped over 6 million users in 150 countries manage and secure their digital identity. Dashlane Business is trusted by 6,000+ companies to create, enforce, and track effective access management, and features the only patented security architecture in the industry.
Dashlane was founded by Bernard Liautaud and co-founders Alexis Fogel, Guillaume Maron, and Jean Guillou. The company has offices in New York City and Paris and has received $52.5 million in funding from Rho Ventures, FirstMark Capital, and Bessemer Venture Partners. Learn more at Dashlane.com
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