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Morpho Joins FIDO Alliance to Help Revolutionize Online Authentication
|By Business Wire
|April 14, 2014 03:22 PM EDT
(Safran), a world leader in secure identification solutions, has
joined the FIDO
(Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, an industry consortium delivering
standards for simpler, stronger authentication during online
of the alliance commit to sharing technology and collaborating on
the development of open specifications that enable FIDO-compliant
authentication methods to be interoperable, more secure, private and
easy to use. FIDO addresses the need to develop a viable alternative to
To create a secure online ecosystem, FIDO
specifications support a wide range of authentication technologies,
platforms and mobile devices. By joining the FIDO alliance, Morpho will
bring its expertise in authentication technologies such as biometrics
(fingerprint, iris and facial recognition), Near Field Communication,
Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) and secure elements (SIM cards, smart
cards, USB tokens), as well as in innovative mobile devices and secure
As a member, Morpho will offer FIDO-compliant products enabling banks,
online service providers and mobile network operators to provide more
convenient and secure access to online services.
“Morpho will contribute to FIDO’s vision of more secure and
convenient online authentication for a broad range of identity and
payment applications. We are delighted to welcome Morpho as a Sponsor
member and look forward to drawing upon their expertise in biometrics
and protecting identity data,” said Michael Barrett, president of
the FIDO Alliance.
“As a leader in secure identity management, we are delighted to join
the digital industry’s most innovative players in revolutionizing online
authentication,” stated Thomas Chenevier, Senior Vice President,
Products and Innovation at Morpho. “Joining the FIDO Alliance is a
natural move for Morpho at a time when we are expanding our e-service
The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, www.fidoalliance.org,
was launched in February 2013 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
Alliance plans to change the nature of authentication by developing standards-based
specifications 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.
Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, is a
global leader in security solutions. The company employs more than 8,400
people in 40 countries and reported revenues of 1.5 billion euros in
2013. Morpho’s unique expertise lies in providing cutting edge security
solutions for government identity, public security, critical
infrastructure, transportation and business markets. Morpho is the world
leader in multibiometric identification technologies, biometric identity
documents, Automated Biometric Identification Systems (ABIS) and
Explosives Detection Systems (EDS). It is one of the leading suppliers
of SIM cards, smart cards, trace detection equipment and gaming
terminals. With systems operating in more than 100 countries, Morpho’s
solutions simplify and secure the lives of people around the world.
more information: www.morpho.com
MorphoTrak, a subsidiary of Safran USA, provides biometric and
identity management solutions to a broad array of markets in the U.S.
including law enforcement, border control, civil identification, and
facility/IT security. Reporting to Morpho, Safran’s security division,
MorphoTrak is part of the world’s largest biometric company. Morpho is a
leading innovator in large fingerprint identification systems, facial
and iris recognition, as well as secure credentials. With 40 years’
experience, Morpho has captured more than 3 billion fingerprints and
Morpho products are used by more than 450 government agencies in over
100 countries. MorphoTrak is headquartered near Washington D.C., with
major corporate facilities in Anaheim, CA and Federal Way, WA. www.morphotrak.com
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