USB fingerprint scanner from eWBM first FIDO2 Level 2 certified biometric authenticator

Korean system-on-chip maker eWBM has received FIDO2 Level 2 (L2) Authenticator Security Certification from the FIDO Alliance for its Goldengate series fingerprint authentication device, the world’s first such certification.

Goldengate USB fingerprint scanners are based on the MS500 strong cryptographic engine developed as an embedded security semiconductor by eWBM. The Goldengate series has passed all FIDO2 L2 security requirements, which include the implementation of a restricted operating environment such as a Trusted Executing Environment (TEE) or Secure Element (SE). A comprehensive third-party design review by a FIDO-accredited security certification laboratory and interoperability testing are also part of the process.

“As the first to achieve FIDO2 L2 certification, Alliance board member eWBM is showing leadership in providing its customers with a more transparent view of the security inside its authenticator,” comments FIDO Alliance Executive Director Brett McDowell. “We look forward to eWBM’s continued leadership and promotion of FIDO2 certified technology in Korea and the rest of the world.”

“By achieving FIDO2 L2 Certification, eWBM received worldwide recognition on its technology and has laid the groundwork for the leading role in the future security market,” states eWBM CEO Stephen Oh. “Our goal is to provide more convenient authentication services to customers through leading in new global technologies as well as in biometrics.”

The Goldengate fingerprint authenticator supports Windows and Mac OS, and has been implemented by multiple Korean government agencies.

eWBM joined the FIDO Alliance’s Board of Directors in February, joining Samsung, BC Card and Raonsecure among board members from Korea.

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