January 20, 2016 -
The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance announced that more than 100 solutions are now FIDO Certified. FIDO authentication is also now enabled on devices from the top five global handset manufacturers.
The new FIDO Certified products are from the following companies: DDS, Egis, ETRI, EyeVerify, Feitian Technologies, Gemalto, Huawei, Infineon, Inside Secure, Ledger, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Longmai, Morpho, NXP, Raonsecure, Samsung SDS, Secuve, Watchdata Technologies, SurePass ID, and Yubico.
Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance commented: “This explosion of FIDO Certified products and adoption numbers confirm industry-wide endorsement of FIDO as the new strong authentication technology standard. This increasing availability of FIDO Certified solutions creates an unprecedented opportunity for organizations to implement simple, usable and strong authentication and better protect customers, employees and data from the risks of data breaches, hacking and identity theft.”
By using FIDO specifications, device technology providers, application or IT infrastructure developers can simplify development and maintenance of biometrics and other second-factor capabilities using FIDO Alliance’s one unified specification and a robust certification process to ensure compliance and interoperability.
The Alliance is working on expanding the adoption of FIDO authentication to all platforms and devices and has recently submitted to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) a set of three technical specifications that form the foundation for this expansion. http://www.biometricupdate.com/201511/fido-alliance-submits-fido-2-0-web-api-to-world-wide-web-consortium
The next FIDO Certified interoperability testing events will take place on March 8, 2016 for FIDO U2F and March 9-10, 2016 for FIDO UAF.