Asia Pacific among the fastest growing markets for FIDO authentication

April 4, 2016 - 

The FIDO Alliance announced today that more than 150 products are now FIDO Certified, up 50 percent in just one quarter.

“Fifty percent growth in certified products in just three months is further evidence that the FIDO specifications are increasingly accepted as the new standard for strong authentication technology,” said Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance. “You can see from the companies listed in today’s announcement that the Asia Pacific region is one of the fastest growing markets for FIDO authentication, largely driven by early demand from financial services and mobile network operators. This reinforces that the demand for simpler, stronger FIDO authentication is truly global.”

This latest round of certifications comes after the FIDO Alliance hosted its first Korean-based interoperability testing event, which garnered the largest number of FIDO-implementing companies ever in a single testing event. Organizations attending these events are able to test and validate their FIDO implementations to prove that their certified products truly interoperate with each other – a necessity for achieving the FIDO Alliance’s vision for universal and interoperable strong authentication.

Organizations with new FIDO Certified products announced today include: BTWorks Inc., Crosscert, CrucialTec, Dayside, Inc., eWBM Co., Ltd., FacialNetwork Inc., GOTrust Technology Inc. (GO-Trust), HANCOM Secure Inc., INITECH Co., Ltd., International Systems Research Co., KICA Inc. (Korea Information Certificate Authority), KT, Open Security Research, Inc., SECUVE, SGA Solutions, SK Planet, SK Telecom Co., Ltd.

FIDO authentication is now enabled on devices from the top five global handset manufacturers and service providers including Google, PayPal, Samsung, Bank of America, NTT DOCOMO, Dropbox, and GitHub have made FIDO authentication available to protect hundreds of millions of end-users’ desktop and mobile apps, while RSA and eBay have launched FIDO-compliant solutions for enterprise and commerce deployment, respectively.

Just last week, eBay announced its membership in the FIDO Alliance and introduced its FIDO Certified open source authentication server based on the FIDO UAF protocol.

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