NEC to Release FIDO2-compliant Server Software for Password-less Online Authentication

NEC to Release FIDO2-compliant Server Software for Password-less Online Authentication Image Credit: NEC

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. 

Takashi Sato, GM, Digital Services Division, NEC
The NC7000 series is at the core of the NEC Smart Connectivity program and has a solid record of installations for financial institutions and telecommunications carriers.

Andrew Shikiar, Executive Director and CMO, FIDO Alliance
This enhancement strengthens the role of Bio-IDiom, NEC's portfolio of biometric solutions, in the provision of highly secure and convenient user certification, which supports the realization of a society where people, goods and services are reliably linked.

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