PALO ALTO, Calif., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nok Nok Labs, an innovator in modern authentication and a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, has integrated its S3 Authentication Suite with the recently unveiled Google Android M Developer Preview. When integrated into a mobile app running on Android M, the Nok Nok™ solution will use the new Android Fingerprint API and the FIDO Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) protocol to authenticate the user to the mobile app. This upcoming integration will deliver stronger security and improved usability on mobile devices running Android M.
The FIDO Alliance's UAF specification allows users to securely log in or approve transactions in a mobile app using biometric sensors on their local device, like a fingerprint sensor, instead of a password, reducing reliance on insecure credentials and simplifying mobile payments and online shopping. For developers, the FIDO specifications, combined with the Fingerprint API, will allow support for a wide range of FIDO Certified™ authentication methods – such as Fingerprint, Voice, Face, passcodes and many more, all from a single SDK, ensuring that strong authentication can be provided with minimal development overhead.
The Nok Nok integration with Android M extends the company's existing FIDO UAF support for iOS, legacy Android devices, and natively FIDO UAF-enabled devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6, Fujitsu Arrows NX and Sharp Aquos Zeta devices.
"This announcement is another example of how we are showing the market that no matter what device or operating system, you can use Nok Nok Labs to integrate once and authenticate everywhere," said Phillip Dunkelberger, President & CEO, Nok Nok Labs. "When new devices integrate fingerprint sensors with this latest Google release, our customers will instantly be able to leverage those devices to enable cost-effective, easy to use, secure, and scalable online authentication."
The Nok Nok Labs S3 Authentication Suite enables simple, strong and scalable authentication for organizations with internet-scale mobile applications and web properties. The S3 Suite provides an industry certified approach to authentication that improves user engagement and strengthens security with server-side software and client-side SDKs supporting the FIDO UAF 1.0 specification. Supporting the widely-embraced FIDO specification enables organizations to rapidly support new methods of user verification (fingerprint sensors, iris cameras, etc.) that deliver a "frictionless" user experience to increase user engagement and revenues, improve authentication security and reduce costs. Nok Nok Labs has recently achieved FIDO Certified™ status for both the Nok Nok™ App SDK for Android and the Nok Nok™ Authentication Server, core components of the S3 Authentication Suite.
About Nok Nok Labs
Nok Nok Labs provides organizations with the ability to bring strong, FIDO-based authentication infrastructure to their mobile and web applications. The NNL™ S3 Authentication Suite solution enables organizations to accelerate revenues, reduce fraud, and strengthen security. Nok Nok Labs is a founding member of the FIDO Alliance with customers and partners that include NTT DoCoMo, PayPal, Alipay, Samsung and Lenovo. For more information, visit www.noknok.com.
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