FIDO Alliance Members Demonstrate FIDO Authentication in Products Available Now
LAS VEGAS, NV and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/18/14 --
CES -- The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance (http://www.fidoalliance.org/), an industry consortium revolutionizing online authentication with the first standards-based specifications, today announced FIDO Ready™ products on display at the 2015 International Consumers Electronics Show (CES), which is taking place in Las Vegas, NV from January 6-9, 2015. FIDO Alliance member organizations will demonstrate tested and certified FIDO Ready™ products available now to consumers, online service providers and enterprises.
Consumers can use FIDO Ready products now to login to Google sites and services through the Chrome browser. PayPal and Alipay offer secure payments using FIDO authentication in fingerprint sensors (fps) on Samsung Galaxy products, and now other devices equipped with fps. Options from biometrics, to hardware tokens, embedded chips, or microSD adaptations offer users many easy, secure ways to login and transact with sites, services, or cloud applications with FIDO authentication.
Final FIDO 1.0 specifications were published earlier this month enabling all kinds of devices, browsers, servers and client software to offer the option to use FIDO authentication instead of username-and-password. Prevailing password systems have proven to be complex to manage and susceptible to mass-scale attack and fraud. FIDO authentication equips users of online, mobile, and point-of-sale applications to access sites and services and confirm transactions with better authentication that is more secure, private, and easier-to-use.
FIDO Ready™ Products at CES
FIDO Alliance members AGNITiO, NXP Semiconductors, Sonavation, and Yubico will demonstrate FIDO Ready™ products and services that illustrate the value of more secure, private, and easier to use FIDO authentication.
Users are increasingly frustrated with having to manage and remember multiple passwords to access sites and services and confirm actions they take every day. Service providers have both the burden and risk associated with having to store and manage users' passwords that are increasingly vulnerable to theft and fraud. FIDO authentication overcomes prevailing reliance on passwords, by addressing the key pain points for both users and service providers. FIDO authentication is designed with a core focus on privacy -- all biometric and/or personally identifying information (PII) stays local on the user's device and is never shared to the cloud or over the network.
- Whatever you say -- When your Voice is Your Password
AGNITiO -- CES ShowStoppers, A-32, on January 6 -- KIVOX Mobile, among the first FIDO Ready™ products, introducing the newest version of its KIVOX Voice iD product family. For the first time, a single Voice iD Engine is able to perform fixed phrase, free phrase, and now natural speech authentication to accurately identify and authenticate users in KIVOX Mobile-embedded devices and the Internet of Things (IoT). Nonintrusive and natural for everyone, voice biometrics authentication strikes the balance between consumer privacy, security and convenience.
- See Prototype for Fast Development of FIDO U2F into USB and NFC products
NXP Semiconductors -- CES booth Central Plaza 9, CP9. In the Cyber Security demonstrations area of the NXP booth, NXP will highlight secure access to web services through USB and NFC with the A7 USB reference design. The reference design, fully compliant to the FIDO Alliance U2F specification, enables fast prototype development for USB keys or contactless key fobs with USB and NFC interface including the antenna.
- See the First Biometric U2F Security Key
Sonavation -- CES Booth 75130. The pioneer in biometric ultrasound technology, will be demonstrating their FIDO U2F biometric security key.
- One key for multiple devices and services -- U2F FIDO Ready Device™
Yubico -- At CES ShowStoppers Booth A-13, demonstrating YubiKey NEO, NEO-n and FIDO U2F Security Key two-factor authentication devices for login to any number of online services using a single key. The YubiKey NEO, NEO-n and FIDO U2F Security Key were the first keys to support the public deployment of U2F-enabled Chrome browsers and Google Accounts.
YubiKeys address other authentication types including One-Time Passwords, Smart Cards and Near Field Communications with no client software and no drivers. With YubiKey's broad support of authentication protocols, consumers, online service providers, and businesses can experience the high security, broad industry support, and ease of use brought by Yubico technology.
Meet FIDO Alliance Leaders at CES to Learn More about FIDO Authentication
NXP will host a happy hour roundtable of ecosystem experts in its booth Central Plaza 9, CP9, on Wednesday, January 7 from 5:30-7:00 PM Pacific. The discussion will focus on secure payments in electronic devices and will include executives from Huawei, OPPO, Mastercard, NXP, and ZTE. Register to attend: http://www.nxp.com/events/ces2015/form-request-meeting
About The FIDO Alliance
The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, www.fidoalliance.org, was formed in July 2012 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication technologies, and remedy the problems users face with creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. The Alliance is changing the nature of authentication by developing standards-based specifications for simpler, stronger authentication that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce reliance on passwords. FIDO authentication is stronger, private, and easier to use when authenticating to online services.
The FIDO Alliance Board of Directors includes leading global organizations: Alibaba Holdings (NYSE: BABA); ARM Holdings plc (LSE: ARM) (NASDAQ: ARMH); Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC); BlackBerry®; CrucialTec (KRX: 114120); Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS); Google; IdentityX; Lenovo; MasterCard (NYSE: MA); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT); Nok Nok Labs, Inc.; NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI); Oberthur Technologies OT; PayPal (NASDAQ: EBAY); Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM); RSA®; Samsung Electronics, Ltd (KOSCOM: SECL); Synaptics (NASDAQ: SYNA); Visa Inc. (NYSE: V); Yubico.
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Source: The FIDO Alliance