Nok Nok Labs Delivers Frictionless Authentication and Enables Secure Payments to PCs

August 21, 2017
Media Contact: Colleen Williams | 703-309-1514 | williams@merrittgrp.com

Palo Alto, CANok Nok Labs, an innovator in modern authentication and a founding member of the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, today announced that its NNL™ S3 Authentication Suite (S3 Suite) interoperates on the latest  8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) technology. This integration is a vital component in a robust, hardware-protected authentication framework powered by the Nok Nok™ S3 Suite and enables secure, standards-based authentication for consumers. The addition of personal computers and desktop applications continues the expansion of use cases for the Nok Nok innovative solution, adding to the company’s leadership in FIDO-deployments across mobile applications and devices, biometric authenticators, and other unique applications such as the use of a mobile device to gate a physical access control system. The NNL™ S3 Authentication Suite is a FIDO-certified solution and brings FIDO capabilities to devices in which it is deployed, such as the Lenovo Yoga 910™.

 

The Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance was founded to remedy the usability and security problems that users face with creating, remembering and relying on multiple usernames and passwords. Services deploying FIDO-based solutions – such as the S3 Authentication Suite – deploy a stronger, private, and easier-to-use authentication system, powering methods of password-less sign-on.

 

The combination of  Intel® platform capabilities with Nok Nok Labs’ expertise in developing and deploying FIDO-based solutions will provide users access to simpler, safer, online authentication options.

 

“Passwords are a problem. This problem goes beyond mobile devices and creates a stumbling block for every online service used by consumers. Intel has been a long-standing collaborator with Nok Nok Labs and we are pleased to bring FIDO-certified authentication with the new 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors to the personal computer ecosystem”, said Phillip Dunkelberger, President and CEO of Nok Nok Labs. “FIDO authentication is everywhere – in your phones, in your computers, in every layer of software from the silicon to the cloud. Intel has been a key partner with Nok Nok Labs in creating that secure authentication chain.”

 

By freeing users from the burden of remembering complex passwords, this integrated solution from Intel and Nok Nok Labs will allow consumers to access, and pay for, online services in a way that will reduce the risks of fraud for the service providers.

 

“By collaborating with Nok Nok Labs, Intel demonstrates our continued commitment to innovation, simplification, and security of the computing experience,” said Rick Echevarria, Vice President, Software and Services Group and General Manager, Platform Security Division. “Consumers who choose the latest 8th Gen Intel® Core™ based laptops, will gain access to strong authentication, enabling secure payments in a safer, simpler, more hassle-free way.”

 

“Intel is one of the world’s leading innovators delivering advanced security features to computing devices and online services.  Nok Nok Labs is a founding member of the FIDO Alliance and has been exemplary in advocating and deploying FIDO solutions,” said Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance. “I am enthusiastic about this collaboration and their combined capabilities to bring simpler, stronger FIDO authentication to the desktop ecosystem.”

 

Nok Nok Labs continues to lead in FIDO deployments, both with consumers and with technical partners, delivering FIDO everywhere to the modern computing ecosystem. For more information on Nok Nok Labs’ industry leading FIDO-certified authentication solutions visit here: www.noknok.com/solutions

 

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.