News Roundup: FIDO Certification, Connected Innovation

Last week at Mobile ID World FIDO Certification and fingerprint biometrics made up the bulk of the industry news as we reported on IoT innovation and the global spread of Samsung Pay.

Read about all that and more of last week’s top stories in mobile digital identity:


News Roundup: FIDO Certification, Connected InnovationThe FIDO Alliance’s list of officially certified products continues to grow with the consortium announcing last week that there are now 335 solutions on the market meeting its authentication standards. Solutions from HYPR Corp and FacePhi are among those bringing strong online authentication to the masses, with both companies announcing respective product certifications last week. Additionally, prominent FIDO member and second factor authentication specialist Yubico made headlines last week too, announcing an open BETA program for its new YubiHSM 2 hardware module.

FacePhi’s Selphi Platform Attains FIDO UAF Certification

New Batch of FIDO Certified Products Brings Total to 335

HYPR Gets FIDO Certification for Server Component

Yubico Announces Open Beta for New Hardware Security Module


News Roundup: FIDO Certification, Connected InnovationSamsung Pay made its way to the United Arab Emirates last week with help from Mastercard, while the mobile wallet expanded its compatibility with Visa Checkout. Visa also expanded its partnership with PayPal to encompass the APAC region. New biometric commerce solutions appeared on the horizon last week too, with Sumitomo announcing that its Daon-powered mobile app is scheduled to launch this summer, which also happens to be when Australian bank ANZ is planning to enable voice authentication for high-value transactions.

Mastercard Users Get Samsung Pay in the UAE

Samsung Pay Coming to United Arab Emirates

Samsung Pay and Visa Checkout to Combine Forces

Visa, PayPal Extend Partnership to APAC Region

Sumitomo Bank To Launch Multimodal Biometric App This Summer

ANZ Bank Bringing Voice Biometrics to Mobile App


News Roundup: FIDO Certification, Connected InnovationBQ launched its new mobile handset last week, which features fingerprint biometrics tech from FPC and Precise Biometrics. Zwipe, meanwhile, reported growing excitement over fingerprint biometrics from smart cards manufacturers, and a new upgrade for Apple’s iWork brought Touch ID security to Pages, Keynote and Numbers files. All that and more kept fingerprints prominently in the headlines last week.

Excitement Over Biometric Smart Cards is Building: Zwipe

BQ Aquaris X5 Plus Uses Precise Biometrics Software

Touch Bar Patents Hint at Future of Touch ID

FPC Sensor Appears in Another BQ Mobile Device

iWork Users Can Now Lock Docs with Touch ID

Connected Innovation

News Roundup: FIDO Certification, Connected InnovationHuawei selected Oberthur Technologies to provide eSIM technology for the Huawei Watch 2, we reported. We also took a look at OT’s vision of a connected car future that supports virtual keys. Samsung outlined its plans for an iris recognition powered IoT payment ecosystem, in the meantime, and SoftBank announced that it will be using Gemalto’s On-Demand Connectivity for remote SIM provisioning. Here are last week’s’ top stories in Internet of Things and connected ID:

Samsung Aims to Enable IoT ‘Payment Ecosystem’ with Iris Biometrics

OT Sees Virtual Key Momentum in Smart Car Revolution

Huawei Opts for OT eSIM in Huawei Watch 2

SoftBank Signs On for Gemalto eSIM Provisioning Solution

Opportunity in Mobile ID

Smartphones, mobility, FeatureA new report from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision unit had us talking about the demand for ID-as-a-Service solutions in enterprise. Meanwhile, Gemalto proposed that increasingly stringent registration requirements are presenting an opportunity for MNOs to start offering identity verification services.

Demand For IDaaS Solutions Driven By Enterprise Cloud Computing

ID Verification Requirements Are a Business Opportunity for MNOs: Gemalto


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