I am delighted to introduce you to our new Japanese language website - jp.noknok.com - our first “internationalized” (non-English) website. For our valued current and future customers as well as partners in Japan, we hope you find the website to be useful and educational. Japan is a cornerstone to Nok Nok’s growing global business and this new website demonstrates our commitment to the market. . If you have questions about the Nok Nok Japanese website or Nok Nok in Japan, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nok Nok Labs firmly believes that the best way to invest in enhancing security is by implementing strong authentication - but several factors continue to hold organizations back.
As readers of our blog know, Nok Nok Labs is not another authentication vendor offering a point solution. We are disrupting the underlying framework on which current authentication solutions depend and provide a scalable strong authentication protocol (FIDO’s UAF) designed for modern computing requirements and the “Internet of Things” (IoT).
Bank of America announced this week that the company had integrated support for fingerprint sensors (Android and Touch ID from Apple) into their mobile banking application. The press release highlighted that, “As part of the bank’s ongoing commitment to staying ahead of advancements in mobile device authentication, the technology supporting fingerprint sign-in was built according to FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) standards.”
In our last video segment, Richard Stiennon and Phil Dunkelberger talked about how Nok Nok Labs’ current client and server architecture helps major financial institutions today and how FIDO integrates with legacy technologies. In this segment with Richard, Phil discusses why the creation of a “three-way bind” is how Nok Nok Labs is different from other methods in stopping adversaries from spoofing devices and credentials. The 1. individual, 2. device and 3. backend systems make up the three-way bind.
In our many conversations with organizations requiring strong authentication for mobile apps and across the mobile device ecosystem, we’re often asked about the possibilities of FIDO. Yes, it starts with standards, but what are the actual use cases? Will there be a demand within specific vertical industries based on the security, privacy, compliance and usability challenges those industries face with authenticating consumers or employees today? We believe the answer to that question is a resounding “yes.”
At this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco, our CEO had a opportunity to sit down with Richard Stiennon, founder and lead analyst at IT-Harvest, for an extended video discussion about what needs to change to fix the authentication problem. Over the next few months, we’ll be using our blog to share excerpts of that discussion.