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NEC server software supports FIDO online biometrics and SDK provides voice authentication


NEC has launched its enhanced NC7000-3A server software to enable secure access to websites and mobile applications in compliance with FIDO2 with biometric authentication.

The company is also planning to launch an SDK in August to enable users to be accurately identified for authentication with voice biometrics when they utter a predetermined phrase, according to the company announcement.

The updated NC7000-3A server software is now certified for FIDO2 and FIDO UAF standards to enable password-free online user verification, integrating with business or service provider user profiles and managing authentication activities for web services.

“The NC7000 series is at the core of the NEC Smart Connectivity program and has a solid record of installations for financial institutions and telecommunications carriers,” says NEC Corporation Digital Services Solution Division General ManagerTakashi Sato. “This enhancement strengthens the role of Bio-IDiom, NEC’s portfolio of biometric solutions, in the provision of highly secure and convenient user certification, which supports the realization of a society where people, goods and services are reliably linked.”

NEC is working to promote services in new fields that leverage network strengths under its “Mid-term Management Plan 2020.”

“NEC’s consistent efforts as a FIDO Alliance sponsor member help to promote the evolution and globalization of simpler, stronger FIDO Authentication,” comments FIDO Alliance Executive Director and Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Shikiar. “We are pleased to see NEC introduce its FIDO2 Certified server today as part of the strong and continuously growing ecosystem aimed to reduce the world’s reliance on passwords.”

The company is also planning to launch a new biometric and image analysis service to North America this month.

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