Nok Nok Labs announces S3 Authentication Suite FIDO2 certification, enterprise developer resources

The FIDO Alliance has certified Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite meets the FIDO2 protocol, providing enterprises with the ability to integrate standards-based, strong authentication into existing security environments.

The Nok Nok S3 Authentication Server is the first FIDO universal server certified for FIDO’s UAF, U2F and FIDO2 protocols, according to the company. To enable developers to quickly deploy and maintain FIDO authentication, a Nok Nok has launched an S3 Authentication SDK. It has also introduced the Nok Nok Labs Developer Program to help developers learn how to implement FIDO and WebAuthn standards in existing applications and mobile devices.

“Every day there is news of a new phishing or other scalable attack, caused by the use of weak and stolen passwords,” said Phillip Dunkelberger, CEO & President of Nok Nok Labs. “Our breadth of experience as the most broadly deployed FIDO-based platform puts us in a unique position to deliver phishing-resistant, privacy-conscious authentication in a passwordless user experience. We look forward to bringing these solutions and benefits to our customers and partners as we deliver on our vision of fixing the security and ease of use flaws on the internet.”

Dunkelberger told Biometric Update on the release of the latest version of the Nok Nok Labs S3 Authentication Suite that the company expects its billings to double in fiscal 2018, even after strong growth in 2017 driven by FIDO protocol adoption.

“A founding member of the FIDO Alliance, Nok Nok Labs has been a valued contributor to the creation of all FIDO specifications including FIDO2. With today’s FIDO2 certification, the Nok Nok Labs Authentication Server is the first Universal Server certified for all FIDO specifications. This achievement illustrates its ability to address a wide variety of use cases and provide a range of authenticator options to service providers looking to combat phishing and other scalable attacks with simpler and stronger FIDO Authentication,” said Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance.

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