|[January 07, 2014]
AGNITiO and Nok Nok Labs Demo Secure Mobile Transactions at CES with FIDO Ready™ "Voice iD"
LAS VEGAS & MADRID & PALO ALTO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Consumer Electronics Show - AGNITiO,
worldwide market leader in voice biometrics, and fellow FIDO Alliance
founding member Nok
Nok Labs, a company founded to transform online authentication for
modern computing, announce the world's first demonstration of a FIDO
Ready™ Voice iD implementation, showcasing the
market-transforming benefits of spoken voice authentication and
identification for digital transactions.
"The hacking of personal information persists on a massive scale,
costing businesses millions of dollars to mitigate fraud, while
consumers remain frustrated with password-based authentication methods.
The time is now for a change in the industry," said Emilio Martinez,
AGNITiO CEO. "With FIDO
Ready™ Voice iD, the entire mobile ecosystem benefits -
consumers simply authenticate by speaking, developers add
personalization to their apps, commercial entities can provide expedient
customer service and minimize security risks, all while saving time and
The Agnitio (News - Alert) and Nok Nok Labs FIDO Ready™ demonstration at CES
2014 shows how Voice ID and Nok Nok Lab's Multifactor Authentication
Client can be integrated into a mobile application to perform
voiceprint-based strong authentication. The solution shown illustrates
how FIDO-based authentication can replace the use of passwords to log in
or confirm an e-commerce payment. This combination of Nok Nok Labs and
AGNITiO FIDO Ready™ product empowers users of online, mobile, and
point-of-sale applications to conveniently access sites and services,
and perform transactions that are more secure, private, and easy-to-use.
Nok Nok Labs' client and server software leverages the existing security
capabilities on a user's device such as a built-i microphone,
fingerprint sensor, camera or Trusted Platform Module (TPM) in order to
provide user-friendly, strong authentication to any application. Unlike
current siloed authentication solutions, Nok Nok Labs allows
organizations to support a wide range of authentication technologies
from a single, unified platform.
"The FIDO Alliance is gaining momentum with more than 70 members joining
in the last year including Microsoft, Google, Discover Financial,
MasterCard (News - Alert), Aetna, Goldman Sachs and more," said Phillip Dunkelberger,
President and CEO of Nok Nok Labs. "AGNITiO shares our leadership in the
FIDO Alliance and together we take pride in the rapid steps we are
taking to create universal strong authentication through open standards.
AGNITiO Voice iD demonstrates a compelling user experience that
epitomizes the FIDO Alliance goals of simplicity and security.
Importantly, AGNITiO's and Nok Nok's solution can be adopted for use
today on the large existing install base of mobile devices, as well as
for future devices."
The AGNITiO Voice iD Advantage
All voice biometrics technologies are not created equal. As the leader
in government and law enforcement, and with a rapidly growing call
center presence, AGNITiO Voice iD engine running KIVOX Mobile software
allows for the use of simple, short voice phrases that are accurately
detected 99.9% of the time. AGNITiO has a proprietary patented anti-spoofing
technology that detects up to 97% of replay attacks, as well as many
others risks. KIVOX software is completely language independent,
minimizing costs for global deployments and enabling natural voice and
user friendly authentication.
For more information about the Voice iD revolution, download the white
the Human Voice in a Mobile and Web-Enabled World: Voice Identification
for Business Applications".
About Nok Nok Labs
Nok Nok Labs, Inc., based in Palo Alto (News - Alert), 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 (News - Alert)
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
is a worldwide market leader for voice biometrics solutions in
government and commercial sectors. AGNITiO has an extensive customer
base including leading police, intelligence, military and other
government organizations in over 35 countries, as well as a number of
leading customers and partners in the commercial sector. AGNITiO Corp.
is the US subsidiary, leading business development in USA and Canada.
AGNITiO's technology and products are protected by a family of patents
that grows every year.
AGNITiO KIVOX is a voice biometrics product family targeted at the
corporate sector. Financial services, telecommunications, utilities and
other sectors are implementing new security solutions based on voice
biometrics. KIVOX is ideally positioned in this market, with underlying
Voice iD technology developed in most demanding environments such as
forensics and intelligence.
AGNITiO has obtained numerous awards including the Red Herring (News - Alert) 100
Global (2007), Speech Technology Market winner award (2007), Speech
Technology Market leader award (2008), Regional finalists for the Global
Security Challenge (2009), Speech Technology Market leader award (2010),
Global Security Challenge (2011) and Speech Technology Market winner
AGNITiO is a founding member of the FIDO Alliance (Fast IDentity Online) www.fidoalliance.org,
which is dedicated to delivering open standards for strong multi-factor
authentication. AGNITIO is already delivering a FIDO Alliance model
solution with its voice biometrics Voice iD platform.
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