Nok Nok Partners with Carahsoft to Provide Phishing-Resistant MFA Solutions to Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies
Partnership Enables Federal Agencies to Meet Regulations for Phishing-Resistant MFA, Expanding Nok Nok’s Presence in the Government Sector
SAN JOSE, Ca. – April 27, 2023 – Nok Nok, a leader in passwordless authentication for the world’s largest organizations, today announced a partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as Nok Nok’s Master Government Aggregator®, making the company’s phishing-resistant multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions available through Carahsoft’s reseller partners, NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP), Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2), National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA), and OMNIA Partners contracts.
With the recent executive orders and regulations, Federal Government agencies are under pressure to meet certain phishing-resistant multi-factor authentication (MFA) requirements by the end of 2024. By providing access to numerous contract vehicles, Carahsoft will help streamline the procurement process for the Federal Government to acquire Nok Nok’s S3 Suite and provide the integrated platform to its employees, contractors, partners, and public users.
“Through this partnership with Nok Nok, Government agencies now have expedited access to advanced passwordless technology rooted in immediately responsive authentication,” said Tyler Nelson, Sales Manager who leads the Nok Nok Team at Carahsoft. “Providing our customers with solutions that they can implement right away is critical to protect their workforces. We look forward to working with Nok Nok and our reseller partners to enable agencies to prevent and mitigate the future attacks of tomorrow.”
The Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite is the first passwordless authentication platform based on FIDO standards that includes full support for both device-bound and synced passkeys and compliance solutions. The platform addresses executive orders; NIST SP800-63 and SP800-157 standards; which specify requirements for authentication, lifecycle management and derived personal identity verification credentials. Nok Nok’s S3 Suite provides privacy-compliant, passwordless authentication across platforms and is designed to operate in the most demanding regulated user environments, at global scale.
“Nok Nok has a long history of successful deployments which provide next-generation phishing-resistant MFA to regulated markets around the world,” said Tammi Hayes, Corporate Development Advisor at Nok Nok. “We are thrilled to work with Carahsoft and its reseller partners to enable the Federal Government with phishing-resistant MFA solutions that they can deploy with their users.”
“The Nok Nok and Carahsoft partnership significantly extends the reach of Nok Nok and its MFA phishing-resistant technology to Government agencies and their supplier networks to increase safety and security for all.” said Robert Lentz, President, Cyber Security Strategies.
Nok Nok’s partnership with Carahsoft aligns with its commitment to the Government sector and its delivery of FedRAMP-certified Identity Access Management (IAM) solutions to Federal Governments agencies and their users.
Nok Nok is the widest deployed FIDO-based platform globally, including Fortune and Global 500 banking, telco and other large institutions with hundreds of millions of users.
Nok Nok’s platform is available through Carahsoft’s SEWP V contracts NNG15SC03B and NNG15SC27B, ITES-SW2 Contract W52P1J-20-D-0042, NCPA Contract NCPA01-86 and OMNIA Partners Contract #R191902. For more information, contact the Nok Nok team at Carahsoft at (844) 214-4790 or [email protected].
The dedicated Cybersecurity team at Carahsoft specializes in providing Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare organizations with security solutions to safeguard their cyber ecosystem. To learn more about Carahsoft’s Cybersecurity solutions, visit www.carahsoft.com/solve/cybersecurity.
About Nok Nok
Nok Nok is a global leader in passwordless customer authentication. Delivering the most innovative FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) solutions for the authentication market today, Nok Nok empowers global organizations to dramatically improve their user experience and security, and reduce operating expenses while meeting the most advanced privacy and regulatory requirements. The Nok Nok™ S3 Authentication Suite integrates into existing security environments to deliver proven, FIDO-enabled passwordless customer authentication. As a founder of the FIDO Alliance, an innovator of FIDO standards and global patent holder, Nok Nok is an expert in next-level, multi-factor authentication. Nok Nok’s customers and partners include Verizon, Intuit, T-Mobile, BBVA, NTT DOCOMO, NTT DATA, MUFG Bank, AFLAC Japan, Standard Bank, Fujitsu Limited, and Hitachi.
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, supporting Public Sector organizations across Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare markets. As the Master Government Aggregator® for our vendor partners, we deliver solutions for Cybersecurity, MultiCloud, DevSecOps, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Open Source, Customer Experience and more. Working with resellers, systems integrators and consultants, our sales and marketing teams provide industry leading IT products, services and training through hundreds of contract vehicles. Visit us at www.carahsoft.com.