Adoption Overview

The FIDO Alliance is an open industry association of more than 250 organizations with a focused mission: authentication standards to help reduce the world’s over-reliance on passwords.

STRONGER SECURITY | REDUCED COSTS | SIMPLER AND SAFER FOR CONSUMERS

Solving the Password Problem

The world’s password problem is growing faster than ever.

  • LinkedIn, Myspace, Tumblr, Fling and Twitter disclosed 674 million passwords have been compromised
  • Yahoo! disclosed 1.5 billion user accounts were hacked
  • 63% of data breaches involve weak, default or stolen passwords per the Verizon 2016 Data Breach Report

Passwords endure despite the growing consensus their use needs to be reduced, if not replaced. But even though effective PKI and strong authentication solutions have existed for years, barriers to widespread adoption persist. Consumers don’t like the user experience, and online service providers don’t want the cost and complexity of developing and provisioning their own dedicated solutions.

To solve those problems, the FIDO Alliance created specifications and certifications that enable the world’s largest interoperable ecosystem of hardware-, mobile- and biometrics-based authenticators that can be used with many apps and websites. This ecosystem of more than 200 certified products enables enterprises and service providers to deploy strong authentication solutions that reduce reliance on passwords and protect against phishing, man-in-the-middle and replay attacks using stolen passwords.

FIDO applications enabled on top 5 global
manufacturer’s handsets

300+

FIDO CERTIFIED
SOLUTIONS

3B+

AVAILABLE TO OVER
3 BILLION
USER
ACCOUNTS

Adopting FIDO

Today, FIDO is available to more than 1.5 billion people from many of the world’s best known brands.

The FIDO specifications have gained support and engagement across many different industries. To learn why and better understand how deploying online authentication using open and scalable standards from the FIDO Alliance can help your organization reduce its reliance on passwords, visit one of our market solutions pages.