Softbank deployment brings Nok Nok technology to 10M mobile phone users

Japanese mobile network operator Softbank has deployed Nok Nok Labs technology to give its ten million mobile subscribers the option to use biometrics for authentication through the “My Softbank Plus” application.

Softbank customers can use the Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite to access data with frictionless authentication, while the network operator gets an authentication service that meets global industry standards with a lower cost of implementation, according to the announcement. My Softbank Plus supports the use of the Nok Nok S3 Suite on iOS or Android devices.

Nok Nok says its S3 Suite is now available to a majority of mobile users with on-device biometrics in Japan, through the deployments by Softbank and other partners.

“In a market such as Japan where customers store and access most of their personal and professional data on mobile devices, authentication needs to be the first line of defense in protecting privacy, and preventing fraud and phishing,” said Nok Nok Labs’ CEO Phillip Dunkelberger. “We can no longer rely on passwords for our financial or other sensitive transactions as they are weak, forgotten and easily hacked. We are very pleased with SoftBank’s decision to choose our standards-based authentication platform for their millions of customers.”

Nok Nok S3 Suite recently added a strong account recovery capability through a partnership with Jumio.

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