British Biometrics Company First to Get Top Certification

The first to receive FIDO2 certification, the company's biometric technology is recognised as meeting the highest global standards for authentication.

By Joel Davies -

Keyless Technologies, the privacy-preserving, identity company has received FIDO2 Certification for its proprietary biometrics technology. This comes months after Keyless became one of only seven providers globally to receive FIDO Biometrics Certification, validating that Keyless’ facial recognition technology meets industry standards for user verification and spoofing detection accuracy.

FIDO certifications are sets of specifications for the simpler, stronger authentication of identity created by the FIDO Alliance, an open industry association with the mission to help reduce the world’s over-reliance on passwords. The FIDO Alliance promotes the development of, use of, and compliance with standards for authentication and device attestation. It is controlled by some of the largest technology leaders in the world, including the President of Google, Vice-President of Amazon and Treasurer of Intel.

Achieving certification in both Biometrics and FIDO2 confirms that Keyless’ biometric authentication software meets the highest global standards for authentication. The company is now alone in a booming market it claims is “demanding ever more security, privacy and crucially interoperability, all whilst simplifying and enhancing user experience”.

“In today’s digital world, the average person needs to remember more than 100 passwords so it’s no wonder that Verizon attributes 84% of security breaches to compromised passwords”, said Andrea Carmignani, CEO and Co-Founder at Keyless.

“Organizations are now working to adopt zero-trust, identity-first security to protect their users and our mission at Keyless is to make accessing digital services seamless, safe and private from any device. Achieving these two certifications from The FIDO Alliance is a crucial step on that journey and we’re proud to be the first to bring the next generation of biometric authentication to the market”.

Keyless Technologies certification
Keyless Technologies becomes the only biometrics company to be given the FIDO and FIDO2 certifications, meaning its technology meets industry standards for user verification and spoofing detection accuracy. Image: Keyless Technologies.

The Keyless biometrics platform enables organizations to deploy passwordless and multi-factor authentication solutions. The platform eliminates the need to store and manage sensitive information, enabling organizations to protect their users via multi-modal biometrics with advanced cryptography, leveraging a distributed cloud architecture.

Due to the way Keyless leverages these technologies, privacy is preserved for the user and regulatory requirements, such as GDPR and PSD2 are met. This, the company says, has a “meaningful impact not just for employees, but for organizations relying on strong customer authentication in areas such as mobile banking and payments”.

The technology also doesn’t rely on device hardware or operating system, which means users can deploy their applications and services quickly, regardless of which devices their employees use. For example, Keyless’ technology can replace hardware tokens and instead use mobile phones as security keys.

Keyless is now integrating the FIDO2 certified technology into both its workforce and consumer offerings, enabling organizations to choose whether to use FIDO2 when implementing Keyless for employees or consumers.

You can find more information about Keyless Technologies and its FIDO2 certification on its website.

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