Nok Nok Labs Announces Strategic Partnership with NTT Data

March 22, 2018
Media Contact: Laura Asendio | Merritt Group | 703-390-1514 | NNLPR@merrittgrp.com

Palo Alto, CAMarch 22, 2018Nok Nok Labs, a leader in modern authentication and the founder of the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with NTT DATA, a leading IT services provider headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. With this partnership, NTT DATA becomes an authorized reseller of the FIDO-certified Nok NokTM S3 Authentication Suite (Nok NokTM S3 Suite) and Nok Nok Labs continues to expand its global footprint.

The Nok NokTM S3 Suite will form the cornerstone of a new systems integration offering from NTT DATA focused on biometric authentication.  Executives from NTT DATA are forecasting that the new systems integration offering will produce an additional 1 billion yen (over $8 million USD) in sales by 2020. Additionally, NTT DATA will leverage the experience of using and deploying Nok Nok Labs’ next-generation authentication technologies to further develop new solutions for the Mobile Network Operator (MNO), Financial Services, and Public Sector marketplaces all over the world.

 

With the ability to resell the S3 Suite, NTT DATA can now offer their customers an authentication platform that is flexible, extensible, scalable and secure. The S3 Suite has been shown to deliver a 60 percent reduction in password reset requests, as well as providing seamless integration with new technologies.

 

“NTT DATA is a worldwide leader in IT services and we will work closely with them to bring secure, scalable, modern authentication to customers around the globe,” said Phillip Dunkelberger, President and CEO of Nok Nok Labs. “Providing high assurance of customer identity is a cornerstone of modern security architecture.  Together, Nok Nok Labs and NTT DATA will deliver these benefits through next-generation authentication technology.”

 

“Nok Nok Labs has shown that they are skilled in building robust, advanced authentication technology and their vision for eliminating the need for usernames and passwords and delivering better privacy, security and a more seamless customer experience is one we  think is very exciting,” said Katsufumi Fukunishi, Head of Mobile Business at NTT DATA. “We look forward to leveraging a standards-based approach to help our customers future-proof their authentication investments in existing and emerging fields, such as the Internet of Things (IoT).”

 

As a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, Nok Nok Labs is the world-leader in deploying FIDO-based solutions. The NNLTM Authentication Server is the back-end to many of the world’s largest FIDO-certified implementations and Nok Nok Labs has been a key technical partner in assisting several biometric authentication vendors to achieve FIDO-certification. The S3 Suite is commercially deployed at Internet scale – supporting tens of millions of users across a broad range of applications including payments, Telco services, fintech, healthcare and IoT. Such expertise and performance made Nok Nok Labs the ideal partner for NTT DATA.

 

The Nok NokTM S3 Suite is now available to NTT DATA customers. For more information about Nok Nok Labs and the Nok NokTM S3 Suite, please visit www.noknok.com

 

About Nok Nok Labs

 

Nok Nok Labs provides organizations with the ability to bring a unified approach to deploy easy to use and secure authentication infrastructure to their mobile and web applications, using standards-based solutions that include support for FIDO and other specifications.  The Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite enables organizations to accelerate revenues, reduce fraud, and strengthen security and privacy. Nok Nok Labs is a founding member of the FIDO Alliance with industry leading customers and partners that include NTT DOCOMO, PayPal, Alipay, Samsung and Lenovo.  For more information, visit www.noknok.com.