Nok Nok Labs new S3 authentication suite supports all FIDO standards

March 9, 2017 - 

Nok Nok Labs has launched a premium edition of its Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite (S3 Suite), which the company calls the first unified platform that enables organizations to leverage FIDO standards-based authentication.

The new suite supports several existing and emerging biometric authentication methods including fingerprint, iris and voice.

Nok Nok Labs, which also invented FIDO UAF standards and other implementation innovations, designed the FIDO protocol to be a dynamic architecture that could adapt to future security and customer needs.

The new solution makes Nok Nok Labs the first software vendor to support the next-generation of FIDO capability, the company said in a statement.

“Nok Nok Labs recognized the need for a universal FIDO Server that supports any FIDO authenticator or protocol in the market, to provide more flexibility to our customers,” said Phillip Dunkelberger, president and CEO of Nok Nok Labs. “With this announcement, Nok Nok Labs continues its FIDO leadership as well as demonstrates our ability to innovate and expand beyond the underlying FIDO technology.”

The premium version of NNL S3 Suite will include a next-generation FIDO Server, which enables organizations to maximize their secure authentication position by providing both FIDO UAF and U2F capabilities to all of their users.

FIDO UAF provides users with strong multifactor authentication support, while FIDO U2F enables users to combine password-based authentication with a strong second-factor challenge.

In addition, Nok Nok Labs will support FIDO2 in its technology in the coming months.

With support for the U2F protocol, customers can now use the NNL S3 Suite to expand the benefits of FIDO technology in a second-factor form of pluggable, built-in tokens to reinforce password based authentication.

The NNL S3 Suite will mark the first solution in the market to support organizations who are seeking to leverage both UAF and U2F protocols.

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