FIDO Alliance welcomes BioConnect as newest sponsor member

May 17, 2016 - 

BioConnect announced today that it is the newest sponsor member of the FIDO Alliance.

According to a statement by the company, BioConnect is on a ‘Quest for Rightful Identity’ seeking to empower people to authenticate with credentials that are completely unique to them, such as their face, eyes, voice, heartbeat or fingerprint throughout their everyday lives. BioConnect is becoming a leader in the physical access control space with over 20 release level certifications with third party software solutions.

As a member of the FIDO Alliance, BioConnect is looking to become deeply entrenched in the technology community worldwide to open up the conversation of identity and believes both their identity platform framework and FIDO authentication standards are at a stage where they are well aligned.

“Our world approaches identity management in such a fragmented way. Our decision to come on as a sponsor member of the FIDO Alliance is to get involved in the conversations of the FIDO community,” said Rob Douglas, Founder and CEO of BioConnect. “At BioConnect our focus is on rightful identity management and FIDO’s leadership will bring industry leaders together to uncover a standard around this fragmented topic of identity that will build trust with the people in our society and moves beyond acceptable industry failure rates and privacy standards.”

FIDO members commit to share technology and collaborate with one another to develop open and interoperable specifications for universal strong authentication. BioConnect intends to contribute to the development of a FIDO certification program that will allow an enterprise to evaluate FIDO compliant biometrics as it relates to security, fraud, privacy and as an authentication strategy.

“By joining FIDO Alliance we will be looking at both FIDO’s second factor and password-less specifications and integrating them into our platform which already encompasses both physical and logical access control,” said Douglas. “This will allow our enterprise, software and hardware partners to now leverage a more future-proof experience for their users.”

“We are excited to welcome our newest sponsor member BioConnect,” said Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance. “FIDO standards are developed to assure universal strong authentication that promises better security, enhanced privacy, simplified transactions that lead to more commerce and expansion of services throughout digital industries. BioConnect will bring its knowledge and experience in biometric authentication as well as physical access control to the FIDO Alliance community, and we are thrilled to welcome them as a member.”

Just last week BioConnect announced that it is one of just 17 Canadian companies invited to take the stage this June at “48Hrs in the Valley”, a C100 project that introduces Canada’s most promising startups to Silicon Valley’s top mentors, investors and industry executives.

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