Thomson Reuters is expanding its use of Samsung SDS Nexsign.
The companies first completed a Proof of Concept earlier this year, with Thomson Reuters implementing Samsung’s biometric authentication platform with certain regional online applications. Now, according to a statement from the companies, its use of the technology will expand, bringing NexSign’s capabilities’ “into some of its flagship products,” according to a statement from the companies.
The aim is to replace end users’ passwords with biometrics for login, with NexSign supporting facial, fingerprint, iris, and voice recognition.
In a statement announcing the move, Thomson Reuters ASEAN & North Asia Managing Director Tony Kinnear said it underlines his firm’s “commitment to quickly apply emerging technology to drive intuitive customer experiences and robust security across our products and platforms,” adding, “We are particularly excited about the role biometric authentication will play to both of these ends.”
News of Thomson Reuters’ expanded use of NexSign comes in the same week as the announcement that CA Technologies is leveraging the solution to secure its API management platform for the enterprise, signalling growing enthusiasm for Samsung’s biometric solution. It also signifies the growing reach of the FIDO Alliance’s authentication standards, with NexSign being a FIDO Certified solution.