Click here to close now.

Welcome!

Adobe Flex Authors: Matthew Lobas, PR.com Newswire, Shelly Palmer, Kevin Benedict

News Feed Item

Nok Nok Labs Delivers on Vision for Modern Authentication

The Industry's First Solution to Enable Usage of FIDO Ready™ Devices, The New NNL™ S3 Authentication Suite Unifies Current Authentication Silos and Simplifies the User Experience

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nok Nok Labs, an innovator in modern authentication and founding member of the Fast IDentity Alliance (FIDO), today announced the availability of the NNL S3 Authentication Suite, the first centralized platform that will enable the usage of a broad range of FIDO Ready devices. Nok Nok Labs, founded by Ramesh Kesanupalli, the visionary behind the FIDO Alliance, has launched the S3 Suite to enable organizations to support a broad variety of authentication technologies from a single, unified infrastructure.

With recent, high-profile data breaches at Target, CNN, Neiman Marcus, Adobe and others, it is clear that current online authentication is failing the needs of both online services and their customers. The need in the market for a unified and simple solution to allow for a more secure yet simpler experience is growing with every new security incident. It is in response to this that Nok Nok Labs has created the S3 Suite, meeting the need for an authentication infrastructure that allows users to leverage the different capabilities they possess on the devices in their hands, but also providing the assurances around security required by online services such as payments, healthcare and banking.   

"What we're providing now meets the needs of the modern computing ecosystem," said Phillip Dunkelberger, President and CEO of Nok Nok Labs. "For the first time, Internet Services are able to deliver cost-effective strong authentication leveraging any device their customers may have."

The need for a more modern authentication infrastructure was recognized by a group of six companies, including Nok Nok Labs, back in February 2013 when the FIDO Alliance was launched. Over the past year, the FIDO Alliance has seen incredible momentum, growing to nearly 100 members including some of the most significant players in technology, IT security and financial services such as Google, MasterCard, Microsoft, PayPal and many more. Earlier this week, the FIDO Alliance announced the first public review of their specifications. Over the next 18 months, Nok Nok Labs expects to see between 200 and 400 million FIDO-enabled devices in the market.

The S3 Suite enables the next generation of authentication for Internet-scale applications and services. While improving the user experience and unifying authentication silos, the S3 Suite reduces the cost and complexity of authentication infrastructure. With a flexible and extensible architecture, the S3 Suite provides risk-appropriate authentication capabilities for a wide range of applications.

The S3 Suite consists of:

  • The NNL™ Multifactor Authentication Server (MFAS), which provides a unified, flexible authentication infrastructure that enables user-friendly strong authentication for any device, any authenticator and any application.
  • The NNL™ Multifactor Authentication Client  (MFAC) Mobile Edition with support for Android and iOS devices, which enables users to authenticate to any application using the existing security capabilities of their mobile devices. Also includes the Mobile App SDK and Authenticator Specific Module (ASM) SDK.
  • The NNL™ Multifactor Authentication Client (MFAC) Desktop Edition, with support for Windows 7 and Windows 8, provides user-friendly strong authentication to any application by unleashing the existing security capabilities of billions of desktops and mobile devices.

MFAS is the world's first FIDO Ready server to support FIDO's passwordless mode (using the Universal Authentication Framework protocol). MFAS is also the only server in the market to support both passwordless (using the Universal Authentication Framework protocol) and password augmentation (using the Universal Second Factor protocol) modes.

With MFAC, Nok Nok Labs has taken an innovative approach to authentication rooted in secure hardware. MFAC takes advantage of the embedded secure hardware capabilities on available on devices to protect cryptographic key material, cryptographic operations and other client functions. This approach fortifies the client against malware.

By deploying the S3 Suite, Relying Parties, such as mobile payments apps or e-commerce websites will be able to seamlessly add support for new and innovative methods of authentication, while ensuring that aged or broken authenticators can be quickly removed from circulation. The extensible Server framework also means that the Nok Nok solution will integrate into the existing IT architecture, so that existing investment in Authentication, Identity & Access Management (IAM) and Federation solutions can be leveraged to reduce operational cost and complexity.

"Truly effective authentication technologies must be designed for strong security and ease-of-use," says Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "Balancing these two design objectives has been difficult in the past so solutions were skewed toward highly secure complex authentication or simple insecure authentication – a lose-lose proposition.  The solution that Nok Nok Labs has developed on top of FIDO finally bridges this gap, offering a secure yet easy-to-use authentication method.  Given today's threat landscape, this is exactly what's needed." 

In addition to the significant product development work that has taken place to release the S3 Suite, Nok Nok Labs has also been focused on driving technology partnerships to ensure that FIDO Ready capability will be available throughout the device ecosystem. These partnerships include Agnitio, CrucialTec, FingerPrint Cards, GoTrust, Infineon, Lenovo, NXP Semiconductors, PlugUp, Synaptics and Trustonic.

For more information on the S3 suite, register at for our upcoming webinar on February 20th at 08:30 PST / 11:30 EST / 16:30 GMT at http://go.noknok.com/webinar-s3-introduction.html

About Nok Nok Labs

Nok Nok Labs, Inc., based in Palo Alto, CA, was founded to transform online authentication for modern computing. The company is backed by a team of security industry veterans from PGP, Netscape, Oracle, PayPal and Phoenix that have deep experience in building Internet scale security protocols and products.  The company's ambition is to enable end-to-end trust across the web using authentication methods that are natural to end-users and provide strong proof of identity.  For more information, visit www.noknok.com.

Media Contact Nok Nok Labs
Tom Rice, Merritt Group 
703-856-2218
[email protected] 

SOURCE Nok Nok Labs

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robin Raymond, Chief Architect at Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice services ...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Chief Architect for the Internet of Things and Intelligent Systems at Red Hat, described how to revolutioniz...
The world is at a tipping point where the technology, the device and global adoption are converging to such a point that we will see an explosion of a world where smartphone devices not only allow us to talk to each other, but allow for communication between everything – serving as a central hub from which we control our world – MediaTek is at the heart of both driving this and allowing the markets to drive this reality forward themselves. The next wave of consumer gadgets is here – smart, connected, and small. If your ambitions are big, so are ours. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jack Hu, D...
The security devil is always in the details of the attack: the ones you've endured, the ones you prepare yourself to fend off, and the ones that, you fear, will catch you completely unaware and defenseless. The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing if not an endless proliferation of details. It's the vision of a world in which continuous Internet connectivity and addressability is embedded into a growing range of human artifacts, into the natural world, and even into our smartphones, appliances, and physical persons. In the IoT vision, every new "thing" - sensor, actuator, data source, data con...
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo, June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be
SYS-CON Events announced today that MetraTech, now part of Ericsson, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society- a world leader in communications infrastructure, software and services. Some 40% of the world’s mobile traffic runs through networks Ericsson has supplied, serving more than 2.5 billion subscribers.
The 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 17th International Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - announces that its Call for Papers is open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
SYS-CON Events announced today that O'Reilly Media has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participa...
We’re entering a new era of computing technology that many are calling the Internet of Things (IoT). Machine to machine, machine to infrastructure, machine to environment, the Internet of Everything, the Internet of Intelligent Things, intelligent systems – call it what you want, but it’s happening, and its potential is huge. IoT is comprised of smart machines interacting and communicating with other machines, objects, environments and infrastructures. As a result, huge volumes of data are being generated, and that data is being processed into useful actions that can “command and control” thi...
There will be 150 billion connected devices by 2020. New digital businesses have already disrupted value chains across every industry. APIs are at the center of the digital business. You need to understand what assets you have that can be exposed digitally, what their digital value chain is, and how to create an effective business model around that value chain to compete in this economy. No enterprise can be complacent and not engage in the digital economy. Learn how to be the disruptor and not the disruptee.
Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise and president of Intellyx, panelists will peel away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem fil...
There's Big Data, then there's really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, discussed how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal an...
The worldwide cellular network will be the backbone of the future IoT, and the telecom industry is clamoring to get on board as more than just a data pipe. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Evan McGee, CTO of Ring Plus, Inc., discussed what service operators can offer that would benefit IoT entrepreneurs, inventors, and consumers. Evan McGee is the CTO of RingPlus, a leading innovative U.S. MVNO and wireless enabler. His focus is on combining web technologies with traditional telecom to create a new breed of unified communication that is easily accessible to the general consumer. With over a de...
Disruptive macro trends in technology are impacting and dramatically changing the "art of the possible" relative to supply chain management practices through the innovative use of IoT, cloud, machine learning and Big Data to enable connected ecosystems of engagement. Enterprise informatics can now move beyond point solutions that merely monitor the past and implement integrated enterprise fabrics that enable end-to-end supply chain visibility to improve customer service delivery and optimize supplier management. Learn about enterprise architecture strategies for designing connected systems tha...
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, shared some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, a...
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to evolve the way the world does business; however, understanding how to apply it to your company can be a mystery. Most people struggle with understanding the potential business uses or tend to get caught up in the technology, resulting in solutions that fail to meet even minimum business goals. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO / President / Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., showed what is needed to leverage the IoT to transform your business. He discussed opportunities and challenges ahead for the IoT from a market and technical point of vie...
Grow your business with enterprise wearable apps using SAP Platforms and Google Glass. SAP and Google just launched the SAP and Google Glass Challenge, an opportunity for you to innovate and develop the best Enterprise Wearable App using SAP Platforms and Google Glass and gain valuable market exposure. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian McPhail, Senior Director of Business Development, ISVs & Digital Commerce at SAP, outlined the timeline of the SAP Google Glass Challenge and the opportunity for developers, start-ups, and companies of all sizes to engage with SAP today.
Cultural, regulatory, environmental, political and economic (CREPE) conditions over the past decade are creating cross-industry solution spaces that require processes and technologies from both the Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Management and Analytics (DMA). These solution spaces are evolving into Sensor Analytics Ecosystems (SAE) that represent significant new opportunities for organizations of all types. Public Utilities throughout the world, providing electricity, natural gas and water, are pursuing SmartGrid initiatives that represent one of the more mature examples of SAE. We have s...
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies, will examine why IT must finally fulfill its role in support of its SBUs or face a new round of...