Nitrokey and Secfence Collaborate to Boost FICO2

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Monday, March 30, 2020

Marcin Szary, CTO

The two cybersecurity companies Nitrokey and Secfense have decided to collaborate in order to endorse the new open web authentication standard FIDO2. The standard is the next big step to approach the passwordless future.

FREMONT, CA: A company in open source security hardware Nitrokey primarily develops IT security hardware for data encryption, key management, and user authentication. On the other hand, Secfence specializes in scaling the adoption of two-factor authentication on every application that they provide within the company without any coding.

Both the companies have decided to collaborate together in order to add speed to the adoption of the new online authentication standard called FIDO2. To credit this partnership, new and existing customers of Nitrokey will now have the opportunity to use their cryptographic Nitrokeys while many more applications use Secfence easy adoption mechanism. Meanwhile, the customers of Secfence will get preferential prices on all the Nitrokey Family products.

FIDO2 is a web authentication standard that allows individuals to utilize the local authenticators, by leveraging fingerprint scanners or cryptographic keys like Nitrokey in place of passwords. The Advent of FIDO2 rule massively increases the access security and user comfort.

Secfense enables big organizations to protect against phishing and credential theft. Secfense works as an intermediary security layer making it possible to introduce any two-factor authentication method or other user access policies without developers, contractors, or third-party code. Secfense did to 2FA what virtualization has done to infrastructure.

Nitrokey is a leading global company in open source security hardware. The company develops IT security hardware for data encryption, key management, and user authentication. Nitrokey has been founded in Berlin, Germany, in 2015 and can already count thousands of users, including numerous well-known international enterprise customers. Nitrokey has launched the second product generation and has an extensive portfolio of five products.

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