Posted on January 26, 2015 by Nevlynn Janssen
WOERDEN, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - Jan 26, 2015) - Onegini, the Mobile Security Company, has joined the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance to support the organization's mission to simplify and improve authentication so that online business can be made easier and more secure.
"Companies strive to offer personalized online services 24 hours a day," explains Denis Joannides, CEO of Onegini. "While a mobile strategy is critical, the technical challenges of security and authentication often prevent implementation."
Remembering username and password combinations continues to frustrate end users, and organizations must bear an escalating risk along with cumbersome credential management. Onegini takes mature security standards and technologies and improves the user experience, while creating a solution customized to the e-business needs of an organization.
"The FIDO Alliance has created a way of solving security challenges by building standards for strong online authentication," continues Joannides. "Onegini will support the FIDO Alliance and its members' products in 2015 and beyond."
Onegini's products, including its Mobile Security Platform, allow customers to quickly, easily and securely access their information. For example, the customer of a bank might be authenticated in the browser of his or her bank account on a laptop, but to access the account on a tablet or smartphone would require the customer to log in again. Onegini's products facilitate a seamless authentication experience on multiple endpoints -- essentially providing authentication anywhere with one universal login.
Onegini looks forward to integrating FIDO standards into its Mobile Security Platform, which already provides browser-based or in-app, two-factor authentication. As more and more devices incorporate FIDO Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) and Universal Second Factor (U2F) protocols, companies will need a partner to help them leverage these technologies for their end users. Onegini, as a FIDO Alliance member, is positioned to address this challenge.
"We are excited to welcome our newest associate member Onegini," said Brett McDowell, Executive Director of the FIDO Alliance. "The FIDO vision of universal strong authentication promises better security, enhanced privacy, and innovative user experiences that will drive usage of online services across industries. With Onegini's membership in our Alliance and commitment to add FIDO support to their products and services in the future, we advance our goal to deliver simpler, stronger online authentication for all."
Onegini offers the first consumer-focused mobile security platform empowering companies to safely implement and advance their mobile strategy. Onegini's customer base includes large insurance companies, telecommunications providers, and healthcare companies in Europe.
Onegini has developed the platform for enterprises that need to serve millions of end users 24/7, where authentication and transactions cannot be compromised. The platform will protect enterprise resources against the risk of (crime) abuse, while delivering the ability to control access, meet compliance obligations, and provide ease of use to the end-user, such as simple login using biometrics and in-app multi-factor authentication.
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 is changing 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.