Egis to Host Pavilion and “Strong Authentication & the Cloud” at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan--()--COMPUTEX – Egis Technology Inc., a leading fingerprint sensor provider, will be promoting their newest lineup of fingerprint IC sensors, authentication solutions, mobile payment solutions, smartband, smartwatch, and VDI box as well as their FIDO Certified™ UAF & U2F products. As a FIDO Alliance Sponsor Member, Egis will be hosting a pavilion for partners, Linear Dimension and EDOM, and FIDO Alliance members NXP, AGNITiO, StrongAuth, and ISR in Nangang Hall, 4F, Booth N1014 from June 2nd to the 6th. In addition, Egis will also be sponsoring FIDO’s keynote address in one of the major forums, Cloud Security Forum on June 3rd.

FIDO Alliance visionary, Ramesh Kesanupalli, will present “Strong Authentication & the Cloud” on June 3rd during the Cloud Security Forum. As wireless connectivity has expanded into various industries, so has use of the Cloud, but Cloud security lapses are notorious and challenge trust and reliability. The need to securely access cloud services from various devices is driving adoption of strong authentication. The FIDO Alliance keynote will address the importance of the work of the Alliance and its transformation of the authentication landscape.

Egis is the one stop shop for all fingerprint needs. With various products ranging from IC sensors to IoT wearable devices, the goal is to provide simpler, stronger security and authentication for everyone. Egis’ touch and hybrid sensors are capable of authenticating and verifying the identity of the user with the absolute highest degree of confidence. In addition, they are able to read fingerprints under various conditions, such as wet and dry fingerprints. The combination of these factors yields a state of the art fingerprint authentication and verification system capable of delivering maximum performance- all rolled up into a tiny module operating at a low power consumption.

Egis will display its FIDO Certified™ UAF & U2F products, among the world’s first FIDO 1.0 products recently announced with the FIDO Certification Program.

FIDO Alliance Members at COMPUTEX

“Secure element ICs revolutionized security for banking cards, ePassports and mobile payment,” said Sami Nassar, vice president and general manager of cyber security solutions at NXP Semiconductors. “Today, through the FIDO U2F authentication protocol, secure element ICs bring a new level of security to user authentication for enterprise networks and consumer cloud services.”

“The future of user authentication will see the co-existence of multiple security technologies to create safe, private systems that protect user identity and data,” said Jesus Aragon, vice president business development and marketing at AGNITIO. “Voice biometrics offers perhaps one of the most convenient of all the biometric authentication modalities, striking the perfect balance between accuracy and usability, while also offering revocability which remains a key concern for consumers. Together with companies like Egis, another leading company that has embraced the highly impactful FIDO protocols for its fingerprint technologies, we look forward to welcoming the multi-modal paradigm, where fingerprint and voice technologies can be used together to provide the right balance of security and convenience for consumers.”

“StrongAuth is pleased to partner with Egis Technology Inc. in attempting to solve one of the most difficult problems with internet computing: strong-authentication.” said Arshad Noor, CTO of StrongAuth, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based cryptographic solutions company.“Using the U2F protocol defined by the FIDO Alliance, Egis Technologies' U2F Authenticators can be used seamlessly to work with web-applications such as StrongKey CryptoEngine to secure all kinds of information: financial, healthcare, government, etc. Companies can deploy enterprise-scale solutions in as little as one month and start enjoying improved security for authentication and data-protection immediately. We are glad to be with Egis Technology at Computex 2015 and look forward to solving customers' problems with them.”

Egis has developed wearable devices implementing FIDO specifications to combat security issues. The YuKey SmartBand & SmartWatch has a combination of sensors including fingerprint, HRM, and activity. Identity authentication, smart lock, and keyless entries are just a few of what the SmartBand and SmartWatch will be able to bring to the table. The innovative Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is an all in one device on the Cloud/Server Access Platform with fingerprint security and authentication based on FIDO specifications.

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 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.

About Egis Technology Inc.

As a leading provider of fingerprint biometrics, Egis Technology Inc. specializes in providing a total turnkey solution with superior sensor performance and software functionality. Their proprietary matching algorithm offers one of the best FAR/FRR performances in the current market while providing maximum security and convenience. Egis’ leading edge fingerprint technology is the ideal choice for implementation in mobile devices. As a sponsor member of the FIDO Alliance, Egis aims to provide security and authentication for all in the online world. Egis is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan with branch offices located in China, Japan, and USA. For more information, please visit www.egistec.com.

Contacts

Media:
Egis Technology Inc.
Joy Ro
+886-2-26589768
joy.ro@egistec.com

Release Summary

Besides showing their newest product lineup (fingerprint IC sensors, FIDO Certified™ UAF & U2F products, etc.),Egis will be hosting a pavilion consisting of their partners and FIDO Alliance members.

Contacts

Media:
Egis Technology Inc.
Joy Ro
+886-2-26589768
joy.ro@egistec.com