Nok Nok Labs, DDS to drive adoption of FIDO-ready authentication in Japan

April 23, 2015 - 

Nok Nok Labs has partnered with Japanese biometrics firm DDS, Inc. to jointly drive adoption of Nok Nok Labs’ FIDO-ready authentication products in the Japanese market.

The companies are working together to support device manufacturers, mobile network operators and online service providers and to drive the adoption of the FIDO-ready NNL S3 Authentication Suite in an effort to make online and mobile transactions more secure.

“The need for a more secure, easy to use, scalable online authentication ecosystem is a global concern,” said Phil Dunkelberger, president and CEO of Nok Nok Labs. “Joining forces with DDS provides us with a strong partner in the Japanese market to meet the needs of the region and to drive the growth in the market for FIDO-based authentication.”

DDS joined the FIDO Alliance in April 2014 to become the first Japanese member.

Since joining, DDS has performed a number of activities to increase FIDO awareness in Japan, including FIDO TOKYO Seminar and FIDO 1.0 PR event.

“Nok Nok Labs and the FIDO Alliance have done a great job in promoting the FIDO movement in the U.S. and other global markets,” said Kenji Miyoshino, CEO of DDS. “Partnering with Nok Nok Labs will help drive significant business opportunities in the Japanese market, helping to create a more secure online environment on a global level.”

Previously reported, pharmacy benefit manager MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc. began using Nok Nok Labs technology in March to provide FIDO fingerprint authentication for its physician access portal.

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