NEW YORK, May 6, 2014 — CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced it has joined the FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance, an industry consortium delivering standards for simpler, stronger authentication during online transactions.
As a leader in user authentication and a sponsor member of the FIDO Alliance, CA Technologies will contribute its expertise in multi-factor and risk-based authentication, and identity and access management, to the group’s work to create industry-accepted, open specifications to enhance the authentication process.
“The market has been screaming for an alternative to passwords for years,” said Jim Reno, chief security architect, CA Technologies Security business. “With the focus from the FIDO Alliance and the participation of industry leaders such as CA, we will deliver the specifications that offer a viable alternative to passwords and strive for zero-friction when authenticating users.”
“CA Technologies has been a leader in identity & access management and user authentication for many years. The expertise and experience the company has working with some of the world’s leading corporations and governments across the globe will certainly help advance our mission for more secure and simultaneously easier-to-use online authentication,” said Michael Barrett, president of the FIDO Alliance.
For more information, on CA Technologies Advanced Authentication solutions, please visit http://bit.ly/1fNMTYn.
About The FIDO Alliance
The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, 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 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.
The FIDO Alliance Board of Directors includes leading global organizations: ARM Holdings plc (LSE: ARM and NASDAQ: ARMH); Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC); BlackBerry®; CrucialTec (KRX: 114120); Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS); Google; IdentityX; Lenovo; MasterCard (NYSE: MA); Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT"); Nok Nok Labs, Inc.; NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI); Oberthur Technologies OT; PayPal (NASDAQ:EBAY); RSA®; Samsung Electronics, Ltd (KOSCOM: SECL); Synaptics (NASDAQ: SYNA); Yubico.
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