eWBM opens TrustKey Solutions in U.S. to scale FIDO biometric security key business
Korean system-on-chip (SoC) maker eWBM has established TrustKey Solutions (TrustKey), a new U.S.-based entity to meet the high global demand for FIDO security keys to support biometrics and other multi-factor authentication methods, the company announced.
Founded by Dr. Stephen Oh, TrustKey is a spin-off of eWBM’s FIDO key business. The executive team is based in the U.S. and will focus efforts on global business development for FIDO2 security tools and scalability in global identity security.
TrustKey’s hardware security key portfolio includes the flagship line, the G-series keys, and the company’s pioneering FIDO2 Level2-certified biometric security keys. The keys prevent side channel and man-in-the-middle attacks, and phishing attempts by leveraging a biometric fingerprint sensor to verify user identity.
G-series keys are available in both USB-A and USB-C fingerprint devices, and the next line of keys are the T-series keys that use the platform as the G-Series. This ensures high security performance at a low cost. The keys also have a non-biometric touch sensor to verify user presence and prevent remote hacking attacks.
A board member of the FIDO Alliance, eWBM will now operate as TrustKey to promote passwordless login via the FIDO2 standard to secure online identities worldwide.
In October 2019, eWBM became a member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association and 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.