Mine Pass secures Fido certification
10 July 2018 17:11 GMT

Korean firm Megazone says its online security solution Mine Pass was recognized by the Fido Alliance for the suitability of the UAF server and passed the final certification process.

“Utilizing Megazone’s Mine Pass, we will be able to customize development and deployment to meet the needs of enterprise customers in addition to SaaS services in the future, and will provide customers with a market-proven solution that has been officially accredited by FIDO.”

The Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) method which Megazone's solution Mine Pass acquired approval for is a standard that implements strong security utilizing biometric information, without the need for setting up a password.

Mine Pass is a solution developed by Megazone's Cloud Solution Center to enable online users to use services on their computers or in the mobile environment without having to worry about online password phishing.

FIDO Alliance, a global security certification consortium, was established in July 2012 to set technical standards for FIDO, an authentication method utilizing fingerprint, facial recognition, voices, iris, and other biometric technologies online. Member organizations include Samsung Electronics, CrucialTec, Google, Lenovo, Mastercard, Microsoft, PayPal, LG Electronics, BC card and more.

In addition, the FIDO Alliance announced its global collaboration with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international web standards organization, to officially announce the launch of FIDO2, an online certification standardization technology empowering the Internet users around the world to more convenient and secure online environments.

The advantages of Mine Pass include that it can protect personal information (biometrics information) by decoupling biometric information and separating local authentication along with remote authentication. It is possible to add various authentication means that customers want also. With a separate SDK and the integrated authentication application, it is available for mobile-free customers as well.

In addition, with QR interface samples and guidelines provided for PC TO APP transactions, scalability can be ensured as a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) model immediately while authentication cost as well as time be reduced dramatically.

"Utilizing Megazone’s Mine Pass, we will be able to customize development and deployment to meet the needs of enterprise customers in addition to SaaS services in the future, and will provide customers with a market-proven solution that has been officially accredited by FIDO." said Max Lee, CSO of Megazone Corporation.