FIDO Applications and Devices
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The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Standard
SurePassID’s next-generation identity, cloud and mobile security solutions include support for the new FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) standard. Developed by an industry consortium that includes Google, PayPal, MasterCard, Discover, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, Lenovo, BlackBerry, ARM, NXP and more – as well as SurePassID – FIDO is a means of delivering user-friendly, cost-effective multi-factor authentication for secure account access and transactions.
SurePassID leverages FIDO Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) and Universal Second Factor (U2F) authentication protocols to integrate with a wide range of FIDO devices that support fingerprint biometrics, voice biometrics, face biometrics, secure elements, trusted platform modules, removable hardware authenticators, and more.
What is FIDO?
FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) is a new standard for security devices and browser plugins that allows any website or cloud application to interface with a broad variety of existing and future FIDO devices that the user has for online security. The result is an open, scalable, interoperable set of protocols and mechanisms that supplant reliance on passwords to securely authenticate users of online services.
FIDO specifications currently support a wide range of authentication technologies and will soon support the full range, including biometrics such as fingerprint and iris scanners, voice and facial recognition. It also further enables existing solutions and communication standards, such as Trusted Platform Modules (TPM), USB Security Tokens, embedded Secure Elements (eSE), Smart Cards, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Near Field Communication (NFC). The open specifications are designed with extensible features to accommodate future innovation, as well as to protect existing investments.
The FIDO User Experience
FIDO provides two user experiences to address a wide range of use cases and deployment scenarios. FIDO protocols are based on public key cryptography and are strongly resistant to phishing.