Fime awarded Fido Alliance accreditation for biometrics testing services

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Fime awarded Fido Alliance accreditation for biometrics testing services

Fime is the seventh biometrics testing lab to achieve accreditation in the FIDO Alliance’s Biometric Component Certification Program.

The accreditation lets device manufacturers and solution providers ensure the quality and performance of biometric authentication solutions including fingerprint, facial, voice, and iris recognition.

“The Biometric Component Certification Program is the first of its kind in the industry, enhancing the security, interoperability and usability of biometric authentication methods,” said Dr. Rae Hayward, certification director at FIDO Alliance. “Support from testing experts such as FIME is invaluable to the continued success and adoption of our standards and, in turn, moving us closer to our goal of removing reliance on server-side passwords to authenticate users.”

Fime has a large biometrics service portfolio which includes consultancy, customized test strategy development, and expertise on the use of biometric ISO standards.

“In an age dominated by cumbersome passwords, biometric authentication delivers stronger security while improving UX. And in a post-PSD2 world, it’s a compelling option for the payments world to meet new Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) requirements,” comments Stephanie El Rhomri, Vice President of Services at Fime.

“Expanding our existing biometric offering is an important strategic move for us. FIDO Alliance is leading biometric authentication standardization efforts and we’re proud to be sharing our support and expertise that we are developing with insights from two research projects to help advance its success,” adds El Rhomri.

Fime joined FIDO Alliance in 2019. Prior to becoming a member, Fime was accredited in 2018 by Mastercard to deliver fingerprint authentication testing services in accordance with its new guidelines for mobile device sensors.

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