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:
The 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.
Samsung 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.
BQ 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.
Huawei 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:
Opportunity in Mobile ID
A 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.
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