Validity Sensors announces plans for FIDO integration support

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Validity Sensors, Inc., a founding member of the FIDO Alliance has announced its plans to fully support FIDO integration in its mobile and notebook software development kits for both Android and Windows.

Along with the rest of FIDO’s member organizations, Validity says it sees the need for an open standard support stronger security that’s simple to use.

“With the mass adoption of web-based mobile services, it has become increasingly difficult to control all of your online identities, passwords and PINs,” Sebastien Taveau, Validity CTO and FIDO Alliance Board Member said. “With this open alliance, simple and secure authentication will become pervasive across devices and applications by using modern and effective identity methods like Validity’s Natural ID fingerprint technology.”

The FIDO Alliance was formed to change the nature of authentication by developing specifications for an open, scalable, and interoperable set of mechanisms that replace passwords for securely authentication users of online services. The adoption of an industry support standards-based protocol ensures interoperability between solutions, preventing the fragmentation that has delayed broad-scale market adoption of simple and strong authentication.

Reported last year in BiometricUpdate.com, Intel Capital completed a strategic investment in Validity, as a part of the company’s wider series E financing.

This year, Validity joined GlobalPlatform, an organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology. Validity joined as an Observer Member and will focus on the work of the Advisory Council and Mobile Task Force.

Validity’s CTO and FIDO Alliance Board Member Sebastien Taveau will speak at the inaugural FIDO Alliance Silicon Valley Seminar this Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Silicon Valley’s Computer History Museum. Registration information is available on the FIDO Alliance website.

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