Daon’s mobile biometric authentication platform certified by FIDO Alliance

June 12, 2015 - 

Daon announced that its IdentityX Mobile Authentication Platform v4.0 has been certified by FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance.

The company’s products and services successfully passed a stringent series of tests that measured its compliance and ensured interoperability among other products and services that support FIDO 1.0 specifications.

IdentityX, which recently won NACUSO’s Next Big Idea competition, authenticates customers by capturing a video of their face and voice via a mobile device, all without the need for a password or user name.

“We are very pleased to have received this certification,” said Conor White, president of Daon. “Our goal is to eliminate the public’s dependence on antiquated passwords by providing a faster, more flexible, and inherently more secure authentication solution through biometrics. The FIDO alliance plays an important role in helping to promote the adoption of strong authentication products and services by governments, private business and consumers and we are delighted to add FIDO to the many ways our customers can authenticate through the IdentityX platform.”

The FIDO Alliance performs the FIDO certification using a set of test tools it developed itself, followed by participation in a proctored interoperability event. The FIDO Certified testing provides a complement to the organization’s previous FIDO Ready program.

“Daon has been an active supporter of the FIDO Alliance and its mission,” said Brett McDowell, executive director of FIDO Alliance. “The FIDO Certified program offers the type of oversight that industry needs to hasten the adoption of strong authentication products and services that stretch across enterprise boundaries and the range of mobile and other devices key in today’s computing environment.”

Previously reported, Daon outlined how it provided financial institution USAA with its multi-factor biometric authentication solution for its member base.

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