Nok Nok Labs Now Includes FIDO2 Certification

September 26, 2018
Media Contact: Laura Asendio | Merritt Group | 703-390-1514 | NNLPR@merrittgrp.com

Palo Alto, CASeptember 26, 2018 – Nok Nok Labs, the leader in next-generation authentication and a founder of the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, today announced its award winning Nok NokTM S3 Authentication Suite (Nok Nok™ S3 Suite) has been FIDO2 certified by the FIDO Alliance. The Nok NokTM S3 Authentication Server is the first FIDO universal server certified for all FIDO protocols (UAF, U2F and FIDO2). The FIDO2 certification of the Nok Nok solution will provide enterprises the ability to quickly integrate standards-based, strong authentication solutions into their existing security environments, allowing companies to bring their customers and end users the benefits of easy to use, frictionless authentication regardless of the application, the platform, or authenticator – biometric, token or wearable.

 

In addition, for developers interested in quickly deploying and maintaining FIDO authentication within their environment, Nok Nok Labs has rolled out the Nok Nok™ S3 Authentication SDK.  This new Nok Nok solution enables developers to deploy, maintain and monitor their own server infrastructure. With the introduction of the Nok Nok Labs Developer Program, developers can quickly learn how to implement FIDO and Web Authentication (WebAuthn) standards in existing applications and mobile devices to meet multi-factor authentication requirements that reduce and eliminate reliance on the use of passwords and legacy one-time password (OTP) tokens for authentication.

 

“Every day there is news of a new phishing or other scalable attack, caused by the use of weak and stolen passwords,” said Phillip Dunkelberger, CEO & President of Nok Nok Labs. “Our breadth of experience as the most broadly deployed FIDO-based platform puts us in a unique position to deliver phishing-resistant, privacy-conscious authentication in a passwordless user experience.  We look forward to bringing these solutions and benefits to our customers and partners as we deliver on our vision of fixing the security and ease of use flaws on the internet.”

 

More than five years ago, Nok Nok Labs pioneered its modern authentication products to bring consumers and service providers authentication solutions that are interoperable with any application and meet industry standards and global regulations.  As a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, Nok Nok Labs’ has helped lead the movement in the development, industry acceptance and deployment of the FIDO Alliance UAF, U2F and FIDO2 protocols.  Today, Nok Nok Labs has globally deployed products that implement all of the FIDO protocols, with support for tens of millions of end user customers of leading service providers in key industries including banking, e-commerce, mobile network operators and healthcare.

 

“A founding member of the FIDO Alliance, Nok Nok Labs has been a valued contributor to the creation of all FIDO specifications including FIDO2. With today’s FIDO2 certification, the Nok Nok Labs Authentication Server is the first Universal Server certified for all FIDO specifications. This achievement illustrates its ability to address a wide variety of use cases and provide a range of authenticator options to service providers looking to combat phishing and other scalable attacks with simpler and stronger FIDO Authentication,” said Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance.

 

Nok Nok S3 Authentication SDK 

The Nok Nok S3 Authentication SDK allows customers to embed FIDO authentication into their backend infrastructure.  The Nok Nok S3 Authentication SDK package includes the Nok Nok Server SDK (Java libraries) as well as the Nok Nok App SDKs for mobile apps.  The Server SDK libraries can be embedded into application backend authentication modules, as well as authentication servers such as products from Nok Nok Labs OEM partners. To learn more about the Nok Nok S3 Authentication SDK and OEM Partners who can assist with implementations, visit https://www.noknok.com/products/s3-authentication-sdk/.

 

Nok Nok Labs Developer Program

To assist developers who are deploying FIDO-based strong authentication into their existing native mobile applications and web applications, Nok Nok Labs is introducing the Nok Nok Labs Developer Program. The ecosystem around Nok Nok Labs has grown; tapping the expertise of this growing community through the developer program will assist organizations using any FIDO protocols including UAF, U2F, and the latest FIDO2 WebAuthN standards. To learn more about the program, visit  https://www.noknok.com/nok-nok-developer-program/.

 

About Nok Nok Labs

Nok Nok Labs provides organizations with a next-generation authentication platform for cloud, mobile and IoT applications that enables a strategic approach to identity & authentication that is vital to modern business.  The Nok NokTM S3 Authentication Suite (Nok Nok™ S3 Suite) enables organizations to accelerate revenues, reduce fraud, and strengthen security and privacy.  The Nok Nok™ S3 Suite brings a unified approach to deploying easy-to-use, easy-to-deploy secure authentication infrastructure that includes support for and innovates beyond standards such as FIDO and other specifications. Nok Nok Labs is a founding member of the FIDO Alliance with industry leading customers and partners that include Fujitsu Limited, NTT DOCOMO, PayPal and Lenovo.  For more information, visit www.noknok.com.