FB pixel

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.

Article Topics

 |   |   | 

Latest Biometrics News


NIST issues guidance to fit passkeys into digital identity recommendations

The U.S. National Institute and Standards Institute has published a supplement to its digital identity guidelines as interim advice for…


US oversight body calls for more real-world biometrics testing, bias protections

A federal U.S. agency wants more testing of biometrics applications in the real world, stronger protections against bias and more…


UK researchers extract drug residue from gel-lifted fingerprint biometrics

A new breakthrough in a familiar technology could help researchers use fingerprint biometrics to solve cold cases. A press release…


Fujitsu scolded for identity error in Japan’s My Number system

Japan’s My Number personal ID system is planning to allow digital identity documents as valid proof of identity when obtaining…


ID platform delivered by WISeKey facilitates digital govt services in Seychelles

A digital identity platform dubbed SeyID has been successfully delivered for the government of Seychelles by WISeKey and is already…


Vietnam set to issue digital IDs for service access, plans to include foreigners

Vietnam is set to issue digital ID cards for people to use in interactions with public agencies, complementing the VNeID…


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Read From This Week

Featured Company

Biometrics Insight, Opinion

Digital ID In-Depth

Biometrics White Papers

Biometrics Events