FIDO Alliance reveals that 72 certified products are available
30 November 2015 10:44 GMT

The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance has announced that 72 products in the market place meet its FIDO 1.0 certifications for stronger authentication, including solutions and devices from Egis, Nok Nok Labs, and Samsung SDS.

FIDO members leverage open FIDO standards for Android, Apple, iOS and Touch ID to use FIDO authentication in devices, services and applications instead of passwords.

The alliance welcomed the presecence of the top 10 smartphone OEMs in the list, saying this highlights that it is creating an “emerging, powerful ecosystem” that makes it easy to move away from username and password authentication to universal, interoperable FIDO authentication.

The FIDO ecosystem is emerging with an abundance of options that enable easy adoption of strong authentication for Internet providers and services, enterprise and consumers,” said Dustin Ingalls, president of the FIDO Alliance. “In less than three years, the FIDO Alliance has delivered standards and a range of products that make it possible now to see a world that doesn’t rely on passwords, but rather is prepared with more secure, private, and convenient FIDO authentication.”

“We are excited to pass the first FIDO Certification Process for iOS 9,” said Steve Ro, Chairman and CEO of Egis. “iOS plays a major part in mobile payment trends. With Egis Touch ID enabled UAF client, mobile payment service providers can extend its online payment services on iOS to a high level of usage and security. We will be able to provide more security, easy solutions, and products for authentication based on FIDO specifications. These specifications are changing the nature of authentication with standards for simpler, stronger authentication that reduce reliance on passwords.”

“Nok Nok Labs is proud to have achieved FIDO certification for the Nok Nok App SDK for iOS, which is a key part of the Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite,” said Ramesh Kesanupalli, founder of Nok Nok Labs and FIDO visionary. “The Nok Nok App SDK for iOS leverages the Secure Enclave and TouchID for both on-device and out of band authentication, allowing deploying organizations to deliver strong authentication across multiple platforms including iOS. As operating systems such as Apple’s iOS evolve and improve, the FIDO specifications underpinning the Nok Nok S3 Suite deliver a cross-platform framework allowing organizations to leverage those advances for any authenticator, any device and any application.”

“The FIDO solution from Samsung SDS offers compelling and trusted opportunities with FIDO Certified products for both Android and iOS. On top of the interoperability of FIDO, SDS adds high security to its product through CC (Common Criteria) certification, presenting a wide scope of FIDO solution,” said Ilkyu Park, product manager, Samsung SDS.

“The new Keydo Flash Drives by NEOWAVE just passed FIDO U2F certification.This new product line combines FIDO U2F USB Security Key and USB 3.0 mass storage (from 8GB to 64GB) with 256-bit AES data encryption. With the free portable Chromium browser option on the flash partition, it is the world’s first all-in-one portable and ‘zero footprint’ secure cloud browsing solution compatible with FIDO U2F,” said Bruno BERNARD, CEO of NEOWAVE.