IDEX joins the FIDO Alliance

22/10/13

IDEX has become the latest organisation to join the rapidly expanding Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance.

IDEX will be a Sponsor member and participate in the definition of protocol standards for secure authentication.

"Being a Sponsor member of the FIDO Alliance provides us an ideal opportunity to collaborate with the major industry leaders who are now defining protocol standards for secure user verification. Biometrics, such as fingerprint sensors and other multifactor authentication methods, play a key role in the FIDO framework, which will extend strong authentication to mobile devices and applications to effect a simpler, more secure and private user experience," said Dr. Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX.

The FIDO Alliance focuses the industry cooperatively on delivering standard protocols for secure authentication. Established in 2012, The FIDO Alliance seeks to remedy the lack of interoperability among strong authentication solutions, from devices to Relying Party (RP) server-side management and risk controls. FIDO also seeks to solve the problems that users face with creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. This effort is being driven and has support at the Board level by industry leaders, such as Google, MasterCard, Lenovo and PayPal.

Michael Barrett, president of the FIDO Alliance, commented: "IDEX has a unique cross-licensing capacitive fingerprint sensor agreement with Apple and works closely with our sponsor FingerQ's parent, World Wide Touch Technology. We continue to seek and enlarge our global membership with organizations like IDEX that are capable, connected and determined to deliver better authentication that is more secure, private, and easier to use."

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