Nok Nok welcomes Apple to the FIDO Alliance
12 February 2020 18:29 GMT

Nok Nok Labs has announced a record year following broad industry acceptance of FIDO standards – and evidenced by the news that Apple, Inc. is now a member of the FIDO Alliance and has taken a leadership role as a board member. The FIDO Alliance, co-founded by Nok Nok and publicly launched in 2013, addresses industry needs for strong authentication without sacrificing ease of use, while reducing friction and vulnerabilities that often result from the use of passwords for authentication.

As broad industry acceptance of the FIDO standards continued in 2019, Nok Nok's new customer deployments increased, existing customer renewals expanded, and Nok Nok released innovative technology with support for additional use cases. Also contributing to Nok Nok's success were new global strategic partnerships, recognition and a prized GLOMO award from the GSMA, as well as increased market demand driven by global regulations that mandate strong authentication for online services.

"Nok Nok Labs and FIDO have both reached significant milestones today. When we first invented FIDO-enabled technology, it was clear that privacy and security would need to be hand-in-hand and at the heart of any authentication solution. To have Apple join the FIDO journey is a testament to our original vision of enabling strong authentication across all platforms," said Phillip Dunkelberger CEO Nok Nok Labs. "It's incredibly rewarding to have the world's largest and most successful browser manufacturers, banks, telcos, eCommerce and healthcare providers join the movement we started in 2013 to solve global user authentication challenges."