Nok Nok Labs and Gallagher Announce Partnership to Bring FIDO-based Authentication to IoT

September 12, 2016
Media Contact: Tom Rice | Merritt Group | +1-703-856-2218 | NNLPR@merrittgrp.com

Palo Alto, CA — Nok Nok Labs, an innovator in modern authentication solutions and a founding member of the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, today announced a partnership with New Zealand-based Gallagher, a global leader in the innovation, manufacture and marketing of security solutions. The two companies will bring to market a new platform that provides an open standards-based approach for the authentication of IoT systems using mobile devices.

The new Nok Nok Labs-Gallagher platform addresses common challenges faced by facilities managers, ensuring only authorized users can access secure facilities and reducing cardholder management costs; access using a mobile phone eliminates the need for physical access cards and removes the administration involved in assigning temporary cards to employees who have forgotten or misplaced theirs.

To use the new Gallagher platform enabled by Nok Nok Labs, a user needs to be registered and can then simply and securely access the FIDO-enabled app on their mobile device to unlock the door to the secured facility. “IoT systems that can be accessed not just by devices but, also by individuals, need strong authentication,” said Phillip Dunkelberger, President & CEO of Nok Nok Labs. “The combination of Gallagher’s high performance access control devices with the Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite provides organizations with the usability and security they need to deploy an easy-to-use mobile authentication solution.”

Gallagher access control devices will now support the FIDO Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) protocol. The FIDO Certified Nok Nok™ S3 Authentication Suite will be integrated with Gallagher Command Centre, an on-premise solution that includes credentials, readers and intermediate controllers. Customers will be able to use cloud registration for FIDO enablement that overlays multiple Gallagher Command Centres, increasing ease-of-use and site security.

“Gallagher customers require powerful access control solutions. We’ve developed this strategic partnership with Nok Nok Labs because of their deep roots in the authentication landscape and their first-to-market FIDO-based solution,” said Steve Bell, Chief Technology Officer at Gallagher. “This state-of-the-art, standards-based platform will deliver a tremendous user experience.”

The new Nok Nok Labs-Gallagher platform will be available later this year, following the October release of Gallagher Command Centre version 7.60.  The platform will roll-out progressively in regions including North America, Europe, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand.

About Gallagher 

A technology leader in integrated access control, intruder alarms management and perimeter protection, Gallagher’s security solutions are in use with national and local government, military, commercial, industrial, healthcare, transportation and academic organizations in more than 100 countries. A truly global operation, Gallagher provides proven protection to customers in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Australasia and Southeast Asia.

Gallagher’s comprehensive security and business risk management solutions provide protection for large and small organizations, addressing the key issues of security and risk management, personnel workflow and business continuity.  Visit security.gallagher.com for more information.

About Nok Nok Labs

Nok Nok Labs provides organisations 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 specifications and other standards.  The Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite enables organisations 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.