eWBM adds new biometric security tokens to FIDO2 L2 Goldengate Series Line

Korean fabless semiconductor company eWBM has become a member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association to provide organizations with assistance in fending off security threats, the company announced. Not only has eWBM partnered with Microsoft, but the company has also made two new additions to its biometric FIDO L2 hardware authenticators, respectively G310 (USB-A type) and G320 (USB-C type) for the Goldengate Series.

The Goldengate series fingerprint authentication device received FIDO2 Level 2 (L2) Authenticator Security Certification from the FIDO Alliance in April.

“We are glad to become a part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association as we can provide our FIDO2 L2 security keys for passwordless environment,” said Stephen Oh, CEO of eWBM. “It is meaningful to us that we have developed the keys ground up using our own secure micro-controller.”

“Microsoft has been on a mission to eliminate passwords and help people protect their corporate identities,” said Alex Simons, corporate vice president of Program Management, Microsoft Identity Division, Microsoft Corp. “We welcome companies like eWBM that support a goal to increase online security and protect identity online through the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association.”

Goldengate Series security keys are USB hardware tokens made for FIDO authentication using eWBM MS500, a microprocessor with security features, a fingerprint sensor, and a fingerprint recognition algorithm.

eWBM says G310 and G320 are certified with the new FIDO2 standard and ensure faster login and protection from online attacks such as phishing and account takeover. The tokens are plugged into a USB port; to access the account the use has to touch the sensor on the key. They are compatible with multiple web projects that have WebAuthn capability and with Microsoft Azure Active Directory. The company warns that 80 percent of data breaches are a result of poor passwords, however Azure AD services and Goldengate keys will ensure a seamless passwordless login with Single Sign-On (SSO) to Azure AD-connected apps and services.

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