FIDO Alliance certifies 72 authentication products including iOS solutions

November 4, 2015 - 

The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance announced that they have certified 72 authentication products, including the first FIDO certified iOS products from Egis, Nok Nok Labs, and Samsung SDS, as well as a line-up of smartphones from leading OEMs.

The new FIDO certified products further expands the range of client and server options for Android, iOS, web and applications, providing consumers, relying parties and service providers with various choices to adopt FIDO authentication.

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

The top 10 smartphone OEMs can be found in the FIDO Alliance or among FIDO certified products in its growing ecosystem.

Additionally, the newly certified FIDO 1.0 products include FIDO applications, authenticators and servers from DDS, Goodix, Feitian, Hypersecu, LG Electronics, Neowave, Nok Nok Labs, Samsung, Samsung SDS, and Sony.

“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.”

FIDO’s certification testing is based on industry-standard best practices to ensure an objective evaluation of FIDO 1.0 specifications, which include Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) and Universal 2nd Factor (U2F).

Since launching FIDO certification testing in May, the organization has seen a high demand from both FIDO Alliance member and non-member organizations.

The next FIDO certified interoperability testing events are set for FIDO U2F on December 8th, and for FIDO UAF on December 9th and 10th, with subsequent testing sessions to occur every 90 days thereafter (or as demand dictates).

Previously reported, the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance announced that it has appointed American Express, Infineon, and VASCO to its board of directors.

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