Nok Nok Labs Announces Strategic Partnership with Fujitsu Limited to Accelerate FIDO Authentication in Japan
Palo Alto, CA - Nok Nok Labs, an innovator in modern authentication and a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, today announced a formal partnership with Fujitsu (*1), one of the largest Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) companies. Fujitsu will act as a global value-added reseller (VAR) leveraging the NNL™ S3 Authentication Suite to deliver end-to-end FIDO authentication to the Japanese market and worldwide to their global customer base.
Fujitsu, one of the largest System Integrators (SI) in the Japanese market, will now be leveraging the Nok NokTM solution as a part of its Online Biometric Authentication Service, which provides companies that offer online services to their end users with the necessary software and servers to implement FIDO®-backed strong authentication. Through this integration, Fujitsu will now be able to take advantage of Nok Nok Lab’s technology to enable successful deployments of large scale unified authentication solutions.
“We are excited to begin executing on this partnership to deliver biometric authentication to more users in Japan and globally as the need for a safer online authentication framework increases,” said Phillip Dunkelberger, President & CEO of Nok Nok Labs. “We will work together with Fujitsu to bring more robust biometric authentication support to customers in more than 100 countries around the world.”
Fujitsu customers can leverage the NNL S3 Suite to easily build online personal authentication systems with robust security, eliminating passwords for a variety of day-to-day situations like online banking, shopping, ticket arrangements and car sharing. In addition, because this online biometric authentication service functions to use FIDO specifications with facial recognition obtained through camera-equipped smartphones and other biometrics, the number of supported devices on the client side can be dramatically expanded.
“Partnering with an innovator like Nok Nok Labs enables us to extend strong biometric authentication to our customers, eliminating the need for usernames and passwords and delivering better privacy, security and a more seamless customer experience,” said Michihiro Ejiri, VP, Head of Front Digital Service Division, Innovative IoT Business Unit, Fujitsu Limited. “This solution will enable financial customers in Japan to undergo digital transformations and increase their competitive advantage, and will eventually extend into other global vertical markets.”
Nok Nok Labs plans to expand the partnership globally to additional Fujitsu customers in the EMEA, North America, New Zealand and Australia. Fujitsu’s Online Biometric Authentication Service became available April 1st 2017 and more information on the solution can be found here.
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About Nok Nok Labs
Nok Nok Labs provides organizations with the ability to bring a unified approach to deploy easy to use and secure authentication infrastructure to their mobile and web applications, using standards-based solutions that include support for FIDO and other specifications. The Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite enables organizations to accelerate revenues, reduce fraud, and strengthen security and privacy. Nok Nok Labs is a founding member of the FIDO Alliance with industry leading customers and partners that include NTT DOCOMO, PayPal, Alipay, Samsung and Lenovo. For more information, visit www.noknok.com.
*1. Fujitsu Limited: Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US $40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.