NEC announced the availability of its enhanced NC7000-3A server software, which will enable simple, secure and swift authentication of users for access to websites and mobile applications through biometric authentication.
In addition, NEC is also releasing SDK-based voice authentication that accurately identifies users by extracting the unique characteristics of their voices when they speak predetermined phrases. The FIDO2-compliant server software and updated SDKs are scheduled to be available in July and August 2019 respectively. NC7000-3A integrates with business/service provider user profiles and manages authentication activities for web services.
This software is a FIDO-certified product that enables users to be authenticated without sending biometric information or any other personal information outside of a terminal, thereby reducing the risk of compromising biometric identities and passwords.
Following this update, NC7000-3A server software is now certified with the FIDO2 standards established by the FIDO Alliance, which promotes international standards for "password-less" online user verification. Existing NC7000-3A server software is certified with FIDO UAF, which allows users to login with biometric authentication when using mobile applications, such as online banking.