February 2, 2014

The FIDO Alliance Announces FIDO Ready′ Certification and Authentication Products on Display at the 2014 International Consumer

CES-Las Vegas, NV and Mountain View, Calif.,- December 19, 2013… The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance (https://fidoalliance.org/), an industry consortium revolutionizing online authentication with the first standards-based specifications,today announced a FIDO Ready™ Certification program. At the 2014 International Consumers Electronics Show (CES), which is taking place in Las Vegas, NV from January 7-10, 2014, FIDO Alliance member organizations will display and demonstrate FIDO Ready™ and innovative authentication products from FIDO Alliance members. The industry, Relying Parties (RPs), and users everywhere have been anticipating innovative authentication products from FIDO Alliance members so they can begin to move away from prevailing password dependency, which has proven to be complex to manage and more susceptible to fraud.FIDO Alliance members will be demonstrating tested and certified FIDO Ready™ authentication innovations coming into the marketplace, along with other members’ authentication innovations preparing to incorporate FIDO authentication standards into their products. FIDO authentication equips users of online, mobile, and point-of-sale applications to access sites and services and confirm transactions with better authentication that is more secure, private, and easy-to-use.

“In less than a year, FIDO Alliance specifications have enabled several of our members to produce some remarkable innovative authentication products. Participants at CES will benefit from hands-on experience of how open FIDO standards will work to enable truly novel strong authentication technologies. With FIDO specifications, users have a choice of devices and solutions that interoperate and make authentication easier to use, more secure and private,” said FIDO Alliance president, Michael Barrett. “We congratulate our members on their timely work in delivering innovative authentication products to the marketplace and on display at CES.”

FIDO Ready™ Products to Shine at CES

FIDO Alliance members participating with FIDO Ready™ products and services at CES include AGNITiO, GoTrust, FingerQ, Infineon, Nok Nok Labs, Synaptics, and Yubico.

FIDO Alliance members will demonstrate FIDO Ready™ products that are based on working draft FIDO specifications, available to member organizations. These solutions have undergone an interoperability testing process against the draft specification, hosted by an independent testing organization and leveraging the Nok Nok Labs Multifactor Authentication Client and Server. CES demonstrations of FIDO Ready™ products will illustrate the clear value interoperable, more secure, private, and easier to use authentication devices and solutions can deliver to users.

Users are increasingly frustrated with having to manage and remember multiple passwords to access sites and services and confirm actions they take every day. FIDO innovations address a key pain point of online service providers, by reducing the risk that comes with having to manage users’ passwords that are increasingly vulnerable to theft and fraud. Open FIDO authentication standards enable innovation in the development of authentication products and services, and deliver better authentication that overcomes the prevailing reliance on passwords. FIDO authentication is designed with a core focus on privacy − all biometric and/or personally identifiable information (PII) stays local on the user’s device and is not shared to the cloud or over the network.

When your Voice is Your Password

AGNITiO Voice ID among the first FIDO Ready™ solutions, replaces passwords in smartphones, laptops and more–please see a demo at ShowStoppers on January 7 (table A-41). Voice iD is the natural way to secure your phone and any mobile device or application. Voice iD is the secure key that you always have with you; nothing is more natural than voice to authenticate on your phone and mobile devices. Passwords and PINs, as we use them today, are inconvenient and insecure. AGNITiO Voice iD performs all of a user’s identification needs when mobile: authentication to devices and applications, as well as secure digital transactions.

MicroSD card Makes Mobile Phones and Laptops FIDO Ready™

GO-Trust microSD is certified FIDO Ready™ and supports FIDO login and includes 8GB memory capacity for user storage. FIDO microSD will work with 99 percent of existing laptops and personal computers and the one billion Android devices in the marketplace. For enterprises and end users, microSD will soon be available at popular online merchants like eBay and Amazon. Demos of GO-Trust FIDO microSD can be seen at Infineon meeting suites at the Aria Hotel.

Adapt Legacy Systems for Fingerprint Authentication with FIDO Ready™ Portable USB Biometric Device

FingerQ (WWTT.HK) will present PrivacQ Triangle a collaboration between FIDO Alliance members FingerQ and Synaptics, which utilizes the FIDO Ready™ Validity “Natural ID” fingerprint sensor, enabling users to adapt their laptops and legacy devices with a small and portable touch fingerprint biometric. See PrivacQ Triangle at CES booths #70203 and #70205.

Hardware-based Root-of-Trust for Secure Identity Applications

Infineon Technologies announces the FIDO Ready™ status of its SLE97144SD Secure Element for embedded applications (eSE), which is used in the Go-Trust uSD card, and its SLB9660 TPM (Trusted Platform Module) and will show this at customer meetings during CES. As founding member of the FIDO Alliance, Infineon strongly focuses on the respective certifications in order to enable system providers a secure integration and management of online credentials. Infineon is committed to enabling millions of users of PCs, tablets and smartphones to securely authenticate themselves before executing online transactions.Infineon demos will be shown during scheduled meetingsin our meeting suites at the Aria Hotel.

One secure key across multiple devices and services–First U2F FIDO Ready Device™

Yubico YubiKey NEO enables secure single key log in from a mobile device or computer, to any number of online services, with a simple touch and with no client software needed. The product is an extension of the YubiKey invention, used by millions of users in 120 countries, and is the first authentication device to be U2F FIDO Ready™. See Yubico Tuesday, January 7 at CES ShowStoppers, Security booth C8 and on Wednesday, January 8, for a panel discussion on security from 5:30-6:30 PM inside the NXP Booth: Central Plaza #9.

FIDO Alliance Members Demonstrate Innovative Authentication at CES

Many FIDO Alliance members are working on incorporating the FIDO Alliance authentication standards into their products and will be showcasing these,including:

Use your Finger to Secure the Remote Control

CrucialTec, a FIDO Alliance Board member, will launch BTP Aero Mouse, a world-first remote control with embedded fingerprint scanner at CES.CrucialTec is collaborating with Nok Nok Labs to integrate its secure solution onto the remote control. The CrucialTec remote control will enhance security as well as simplify payments and usability, all with a simple swipe of a finger. The CrucialTec remote control with fingerprint recognition will give personalized access to one’s favorite channels and also offer parental controls to lock TV channels using the “Kids Lock” feature. See a CrucialTec demo of BTP Aero Mouse at No.45022, LVH Exhibits PMA@CES.

Use your Secure Fingerprint in eCommerce Transactions-Online and Mobile

EgisTec will present Yukey-eFIDO to give users universal authentication capabilities for securely logging onto web applications, e.g. eCommerce, mobile payments or wallets, replacing PINs or passwords with a user’s fingerprints. Yukey-eFIDO cooperates with major trusted online parties to authorize transaction requests based on FIDO authentication protocols. In cooperation and collaboration with FIDO Alliance members, EgisTec leveraged hardware prototyping and agile software development to prepare YuKey-eFIDO for the markets. Continuing to advance with FIDO protocols, EgisTec, as a fingerprint sensor technology provider, will enrich the user experience with FIDO security and privacy built into their product offerings. See EgisTec and Yukey-eFIDO at CES, booth #72329, Hall D, Venetian, Level 2.

Using Your Iris to Authenticate You

Eyelock is a global leader in advanced iris-based identity authentication technology solutions. The company is changing the way identities and information are protected from theft and financial fraud. Established in 2006, EyeLock has built an extensive IP portfolio and broad suite of physical access control hardware and logical access control solutions. The company’s software development kit (SDK) for embedding across OEM products and platforms extends EyeLock across logical applications by integrating the technology across devices and digital networks. Its solutions help meet critical needs across vertical industries spanning enterprise, education, financial services, public sector, retail, among others. See EyeLock at CES Digital Experience! on Jan. 6, 2014 from 7 :00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and on the CES show floor, booth #10404.

Protect Against Fraud with Pocket-sized Ultrasound Biometric Cyber-perimeter Defense

Sonavation AXISKEY™, on the leading edge of ultrasound biometrics, is a biometric key fob that safeguards consumers’ personal and workplace accounts, online identities and transactions with a swipe of a finger. Replacing passwords, AXISKEY is a cost-effective personal cyber-perimeter defense system that is built on Sonavation’s patented ultrasound impediography sensor platform. See AXISKEY at the CES Digital Experience! press event on January 6, 7:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. at the Mirage Hotel & Casino.

Meet FIDO Alliance Leaders at CES to Learn More about FIDO

NXP Happy Hour Event–Why Security Matters NXP will host an executive security event and feature FIDO Alliance with a talk by FIDO Alliance members on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 5.30 PM, Central Plaza 9 (CP9). The event will show that NXP’s customers and partners take security and privacy seriously and to highlight why different industries feel it is important. Registration is required; email ces.2014@nxp.com to attend.

Synaptics Chief Evangelist, Biometrics Products Group, and FIDO Alliance founding board member, Sebastien Taveau will be speaking about the FIDO Alliance and FIDO specifications for implementation in user devices for consumer and enterprise applications. Synaptics will feature its entire portfolio of human interface solutions in a private meeting space, South Hall, MP25340, and Sebastien will be available by appointment only for discussions on Tuesday January 7 and Wednesday January 8, or as available. To arrange a meeting at CES, email sebastien.taveau@synaptics.com

Open FIDO specifications will support a full range of authentication technologies for operating systems, including biometrics such as fingerprint and iris scanners, voice and facial recognition, as well as existing solutions and communications standards, such as Trusted Platform Modules (TPM), USB Security Tokens, embedded Secure Elements (eSE), Smart Cards, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and Near Field Communication (NFC). The open specifications are being designed to be extensible and toaccommodate future innovation. FIDO specifications allow the interaction of technologies within a single infrastructure, enabling security options to be tailored to the distinct needs of each user and organization.

About The FIDO Alliance
The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, www.fidoalliance.org , was formed in July 2012 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication technologies, and remedy the problems users face with creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. The Alliance plans to change the nature of authentication by developing standards-based specifications for simpler, stronger authentication that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce reliance on passwords. FIDO authentication is stronger, private, and easier to use when authenticating to online services.

Media Contact:
Megan Shamas
for FIDO Alliance
(203) 226-9290


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