RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung (Samsung SDS America, Inc. (“SDSA”) and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (“SEA)) has signed an agreement with Thomson Reuters to implement Samsung SDS Nexsign™, a FIDO certified biometric authentication solution, into several of Thomson Reuters mobile and web-based applications.
The companies successfully completed a PoC earlier this year and Thomson Reuters is now deploying Nexsign into production across additional applications in their portfolio. While the PoC activities focused on regional mobile and web-based applications, Thomson Reuters will now begin to integrate biometric authentication capabilities into some of its flagship products. With this implementation, end users will be able to minimize the use of passwords by enrolling their biometrics, which will improve the user experience and enhance security.
This implementation builds on the long-standing partnership between Samsung and Thomson Reuters. The company has also enabled several of their mobile applications with Samsung Knox, defense-grade security platform.
“Samsung SDS America is excited to collaborate with Thomson Reuters to enable their applications with biometric authentication to help improve the customer experience, increase security and add a competitive edge to Thomson Reuters solutions,” said Richard Lobovsky, Vice President of Enterprise Solutions at Samsung SDS America. “Our global partnership continues to grow with the deployment of our biometric authentication platform, providing end-to-end services from hardware to software to services, across Thomson Reuters application portfolio.”
Samsung SDS Nexsign™ is a FIDO certified biometric authentication platform that allows end users to authenticate their identity by using biometric information such as a fingerprint, face or voice recognition. This can be used in a variety of scenarios including mobile banking, trading, payments, cardless ATM transactions and call center based authentication. This can also be leveraged in an enterprise setting where employees can authenticate using biometrics to access applications that hold sensitive information such as a corporate intranet based applications.
“Thomson Reuters partnership with Samsung SDS Nexsign™ underlines our commitment to quickly apply emerging technology to drive intuitive customer experiences and robust security across our products and platforms,” said Tony Kinnear, Managing Director, ASEAN & North Asia of Thomson Reuters. “We are particularly excited about the role biometric authentication will play to both of these ends.”
About Samsung SDS America, Inc.
Samsung SDS America (SDSA) is the U.S. subsidiary of Samsung SDS, a global IT solutions company. SDSA provides purpose-built technology solutions in the areas of enterprise mobility, security, advanced analytics, mobile sales productivity, and training. We enable our customers in the public sector, finance, retail, and other industries to achieve greater freedom, more operational efficiency, and smarter decision making as the driving force for their competitive advantage. SDSA is headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, with offices in Herndon, VA, and San Jose, CA. For more information on Samsung SDS Nexsign, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com. For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.
About Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets. Our customers rely on us to deliver the intelligence, technology, and expertise they need to find trusted answers. The business has operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges. For more information, visit www.thomsonreuters.com.