StrongKey authentication server certified for FIDO2 passwordless transactions

StrongKey has announced that its open-source FIDO2 server has been certified for FIDO2 interoperability by the FIDO Alliance, assuring StrongKey customers that they are protected from phishing, malware, and other attacks with strong cryptographic-based authentication.

Customers implementing StrongKey’s FIDO2 solution can offer end users a low-friction user experience with stronger security and privacy while greatly improving the security of their app. The technology eases application development, reduces the complexity of DevSecOps, and results in fewer password resets and lower operational costs, according to the announcement.

“For 18 years, StrongKey has been committed to providing the strongest possible level of encryption and authentication technology to keep data safe,” comments StrongKey CTO Arshad Noor. “StrongKey’s implementation of the FIDO2 protocol and the certification of its FIDO2 server are logical additions to our track record of holding ourselves to the highest standard so we can fulfill our mission of making breaches irrelevant.”

Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Server was the first universal server certified to the FIDO2 protocols last year, and Daon’s authentication server was recently certified for FIDO2 as well to help users replace passwords with biometrics.

“Passwords are the weakest link in enterprise security management,” says Steve Brasen, research director for IT industry analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates. “The FIDO2 protocol is essential for establishing unified access controls that transcend traditional high-friction, password-based authentication processes. FIDO2 certification enables StrongKey to deliver strong identity assurance while minimizing or completely eliminating impacts on user productivity through the introduction of passwordless authentication solutions.”

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