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Nok Nok integration brings passwordless FIDO biometrics and hardware authentication to ForgeRock

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Nok Nok Labs has expanded the integration of the Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite with the ForgeRock Identity Platform to deliver scalable FIDO-based passwordless authentication, such as with biometrics or physical tokens, to enterprises.

Weak access control and authentication practices are associated with many of the biggest data breaches in recent years, the companies say in the announcement, and regulations like GDPR and PSD2 are driving demand for secure and easy-to-use authentication methods.

Nok Nok has been part of the ForgeRock Trust Network since 2018, as one of its official launch partners.

“Lost, weak, often forgotten passwords can lead to cart abandonment, lost revenue and eventually lost customers,” comments Ben Goodman, VP of Global Strategy and Innovation at ForgeRock. “Integration with standards-based technology like Nok Nok allows our customers to authenticate their new users quickly and securely, which minimizes abandonment and provides a seamless experience from the very beginning.”

The combination of access management solutions from ForgeRock and passwordless authentication from Nok Nok allows organizations to provide easy to use solutions for consumers without sacrificing security, according to the announcement.

“Integration with ForgeRock provides a logical extension for organizations looking to leverage standards-based authentication in their access management solutions,” says Nok Nok Labs Vice President, Products, Dr. Rolf Lindemann. “Organizations looking to increase security due to regulatory or other market drivers now have a strong combination with Nok Nok’s standards-based authentication and the ForgeRock Access Management solution.”

Nok Nok also recently updated the S3 Authentication Suite to make it easier to integrate with third-party systems to meet regulatory compliance requirements. ForgeRock launched a solution for replacing usernames and passwords with other factors, like biometrics, in June.

CyberArk and Ping integrate passwordless technologies

CyberArk has added support for Idaptive Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to its suite of products and services to combine it with privileged access management for risk-aware, intelligent and passwordless authentication via the console, according to a company announcement.

Machine learning is used by the Idaptive solution to build a baseline profile for each identity using contextual attributes, assess the risk of access requests and generate dynamic policies.

The company’s Chairman and CEO Udi Mokady set out its vision for identity security based on a Zero Trust approach and privileged access management at CyberArk Impact Live 2020. The event, being held digitally this year, includes more than 40 keynotes, breakouts and sessions.

CyberArk acquired Idpative earlier this year for $70 million.

Ping Identity has partnered with Beyond Identity, which provides passwordless identity management, to bring device security posture information to the PingFederate single sign-on (SSO) solution.

Beyond Identity’s approach to passwordless authentication is based on trusted certificates, providing what it says is a secure and scalable way to reduce risk to organizations while removing friction for end users.

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