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HYPR IoT Authentication Platform Achieves FIDO Alliance Certification

April 5, 2017         By: Mike Dautner

Just this morning. HYPR announced that the server component of the HYPR platform is officially FIDO Certified.

The company has garnered a reputation as a leading innovator in biometric security and it is also known for providing the end-to-end security architecture that empowers biometric authentication across leading companies and their customers.

At this point in time, HYPR has successfully secured over 15 million users across the financial services industry, however IoT system makers that include manufacturers of connected home product suites and physical access represent a growing portion of the company’s partner portfolio.

With platform support for more than 2 billion connected devices, HYPR continues to work closely within the FIDO Alliance to jumpstart adoption of open standards such as the FIDO UAF and FIDO U2F protocols.

“There are over 2 billion biometric-enabled devices out there today. HYPR enables manufacturers to integrate secure biometric authentication with any connected device —without having to add costly hardware and sensors. By connecting mobile sensors with IoT servers and extending biometric tokenization down to the firmware level, HYPR transforms smart things into secure things,” said Bojan Simic, CTO and Co-Founder of HYPR.

The company is able to claim FIDO Alliance certification as part of passing a series of rigorous conformance testing measuring interoperability, ensuring implementations are functional and compatible across all devices.

“The future of authentication lies in biometrics. Issues of data privacy have come to the forefront in this, the age of connected devices, and passwords are no longer offering consumers sufficient protection,” said Ann Johnson, General Manager of the Enterprise Cybersecurity Group at Microsoft. “HYPR successfully alleviates potential for credential theft by offering enterprises an array of biometric alternatives for passwords.”