Uniken Joins FIDO Alliance

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Uniken joins the effort to make user authentication easier and safer.

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We are excited to join the FIDO Alliance and contribute our expertise in omni-channel technology and variable assurance level authentication to the group’s current work.

Uniken, Inc today announced it has joined the FIDO (“Fast Identity Online”) Alliance, a cross-industry coalition developing open, interoperable authentication standards that reduce reliance on passwords with authentication that is more secure, private and easier to use.

The core objective of Uniken’s REL-ID channel – to provide a safe, simple, and scalable security platform that, for the first-time, tightly integrates identity, authentication, and channel security – distinctly aligns with FIDO’s goal of developing standards that define universal, interoperable strong authentication to reduce reliance on passwords with authentication that is more secure, private and easier to use.  REL-ID combines strong, "relative" identities with Uniken’s patented protocol, allowing secure, continuously authenticated application channels to be established with blazing speed and at IoT scale. Uniken’s powerful omni-channel security solution delivers a phenomenal user-experience with every login, session and transaction verification, while dramatically reducing a user’s risk of security breach.

“We are excited to welcome our newest associate member Uniken,” said Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance. “The FIDO vision of universal strong authentication promises better security, enhanced privacy, more commerce and expansion of services throughout digital industries. Uniken’s addition to our Alliance supports our industry goal to make user authentication easier and safer for all parties.”

Bimal Gandhi, Uniken CEO, commented, “We are excited to join the FIDO Alliance and contribute our expertise in omni-channel technology and variable assurance level authentication to the group’s current work. There is a tremendous demand in the marketplace for an alternative to insecure passwords and we believe that our REL-ID product line can provide this alternative by enhancing the security of all interactions, yet remaining flexible enough to supplement all FIDO-based tools.”

For more information, on Uniken, Inc, please visit http://www.uniken.com.

About The FIDO Alliance
The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, http://www.fidoalliance.org, was formed in July 2012 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication technologies, and remedy the problems users face with creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. The FIDO Alliance is changing the nature of authentication with standards for simpler, stronger authentication that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce reliance on passwords. FIDO authentication is stronger, private, and easier to use when authenticating to online services.

The FIDO Alliance Board of Directors includes leading global organizations: Aetna, Inc.; Alibaba Holdings; American Express; ARM Holdings plc; Bank of America Corporation; BC Card; CrucialTec; Daon; Egis; Google; Intel; ING; Infineon Technologies AG; Lenovo; MasterCard; Microsoft; Nok Nok Labs, Inc.; NTT DOCOMO, INC.; NXP Semiconductors N.V.; Oberthur Technologies OT; PayPal; Qualcomm, Inc.; RSA®; Samsung Electronics, Ltd; Synaptics; USAA; VASCO Data Security International, Inc.; Visa Inc.; Yubico.

About Uniken
Uniken was founded in 2013 as a cyber security software company that provides, through its core product REL-ID, a safe, simple, and scalable security platform that for the first-time, tightly integrates identity, authentication, and channel security. Uniken serves personal and corporate banking, enterprise communication, and defense and government markets and has had 28 implementations, with 4 million users and 8.8 million devices secured worldwide.  The company is based in Chatham, New Jersey with an innovation center in India.
 
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Julie Suter
Chief Marketing Officer, Uniken
973-885-3648
Julie(at)uniken.com

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Kent Place Communications
917-690-2199
melissa(at)kentplacellc.com

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