Data Security Company Strengthens Alignment with New Industry Standard for Strong Authentication to Move Toward a Password-Free Society
CUPERTINO, Calif. – Apr. 3, 2019 – Researchers estimate that passwords are the root problem in 80% of all successful security breaches. StrongKey announced today that its open-source FIDO2 server has received FIDO2 interoperability certification from the FIDO Alliance, which is dedicated to solving the world’s password problem. This certification assures StrongKey’s customers are protected by strong cryptographic-based authentication that protects against phishing, malware and other attacks.
Implementers of StrongKey’s solutions will gain the following FIDO2 benefits:
- Low-friction user experience, stronger security and privacy, fewer hassles and less time wasted
- Greatly improved app security, easier application development, fewer password resets, reduced complexity of DevSecOps and lower operational costs
- A viable approach to recommending strong security and privacy controls to consumers
Steve Brasen, research director with IT industry analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates, said: “Passwords are the weakest link in enterprise security management. The FIDO2 protocol is essential for establishing unified access controls that transcend traditional high-friction, password-based authentication processes. FIDO2 certification enables StrongKey to deliver strong identity assurance while minimizing or completely eliminating impacts on user productivity through the introduction of passwordless authentication solutions.”
Arshad Noor, CTO, StrongKey, said: “For 18 years, StrongKey has been committed to providing the strongest possible level of encryption and authentication technology to keep data safe. StrongKey’s implementation of the FIDO2 protocol and the certification of its FIDO2 server are logical additions to our track record of holding ourselves to the highest standard so we can fulfill our mission of making breaches irrelevant.”
StrongKey is a privately held company based in Silicon Valley, California and Durham, North Carolina. It is the leader in enterprise key management infrastructure, bringing new levels of capability and data security at a price point significantly lower than other solutions on the market. Providing products and services in symmetric key management, encryption, tokenization and strong authentication, StrongKey is focused on securing data in cloud computing, e-commerce, healthcare, finance and other sectors mandating protection of sensitive data. StrongKey’s solutions are installed at customer sites around the world and are key components of mission-critical business operations.