FEITIAN Fingerprint Biometric Security Key Supports Newest Microsoft Azure Active Directory Passwordless Authentication Capabilities
FEITIAN introduces the first FIDO2 Fingerprint Biometric Solution for Microsoft personal account and Microsoft Azure AD to eliminate passwords.
Jul 11th, 2019
Santa Clara, CA – July 16, 2019 – FEITIAN Technologies US Inc, a world security technology leader providing fingerprint biometric FIDO2 passwordless authentication, advanced combined function all-in-one smartcards, and payment related systems, is the first authentication system to provide FIDO2 fingerprint biometric Passwordless solutions for Microsoft personal account and Microsoft Azure AD to eliminate passwords. (The FEITIAN Passwordless Security Keys are being offered for a limited time at promotional discounted pricing www.ftsafe.com/AzurePublicPreview.)
Constructed during FEITIAN’s ongoing FIDO protocol product development in collaboration with Microsoft, multiple FIDO2 fingerprint biometric passwordless security keys are now available for enterprise, government, healthcare, educational, and individual user applications. The FEITIAN BioPass and AllInPass FIDO2 Security keys allow users to carry their credentials with them and safely sign into Microsoft personal account and Microsoft Azure Active Directory services without a username and password. Users just plug their Fingerprint Biometric Security Key into their computer and gain access when they verify the previously enrolled fingerprint.
About the FEITIAN Biometric Security Keys
The three new FEITIAN fingerprint biometric security key form factors provide multiple connection options. The BioPass K26 uses USB-C. The BioPass K27 uses USB-A, and the newly released K33 AllinPass uses BLE, NFC, or a cabled USB-C connection. The FEITIAN fingerprint biometric Security Keys can also deliver PIV, OTP, and GIDS with options for multiple interfaces, price points, and fingerprint biometrics as needed. The FEITIAN biometric Security Keys are unique because they also allow for added security options of Three Factor Authentication (3FA) with the key (possessed factor), Fingerprint Biometric (inherent factor), and PIN (known factor).
About Microsoft Passwordless Access
Azure AD and the Microsoft Account play the part of a WebAuthn Relying Party. Microsoft Edge is a WebAuthn Client. Windows 10 is in the role of the platform hosting the Win32 Platform. Windows 10 supports the FIDO2 protocol at a platform level for both Windows Sign In and WebAuthN. The K33 is the roaming authenticator which has USB, BLE and NFC interfaces. With a fingerprint sensor, FEITIAN’s security key is offering a convenient and ultimately a more secure password-less experience.
As a sponsor at the recent Identiverse 2019 event in Washington, DC, FEITIAN has made two significant and announcements at the event. First, FEITIAN announced that they have been selected to join MISA (Microsoft Intelligent Security Association), an elite group of security software vendors partnering with Microsoft to defend against sophisticated digital threats. The second FEITIAN announcement was the release of another FIDO Alliance certified Security Key which is the AllinPass K33 with the capabilities for user interactions by BLE, NFC, and a cabled USB-C connection.
“The addition of the newest FEITIAN Security Key formfactor, AllinPass K33, is a valued addition to the existing FEITIAN FIDO U2F and FIDO2 Passwordless product line,” said FEITIAN Technologies Vice President and General Manager of International Business Tibi Zhang. “We are proud to be working in conjunction with Microsoft. We have worked closely with the FIDO Alliance by strictly adhering to their industry-established technology standards for strong, phishing-resistant authentication on the web that promises better security and a better user experience with our broader choice of Authenticators for everyone.”
“Microsoft has been on a mission to eliminate passwords and help people protect their data and accounts from threats,” said Alex Simons, Corporate Vice President of Program Management, Microsoft Identity Division. “We are pleased to see companies like FEITIAN support that goal by integrating their solutions with Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Account (Outlook, Hotmail), and Windows 10.”
FEITIAN continues to work with Microsoft to ensure biometric keys work with then newest advancements with the Windows and Azure Active Directory. The FEITIAN security keys offers many advantages over passwords including lower IT management costs, better productivity, improved security, and unprecedented privacy for both employees and employers at enterprise businesses, educational campuses, healthcare facilities, and government applications.
The FEITIAN Limited Time Promotional Discounts on the Passwordless Keys
The AllinPass K33, the BioPass K26 & K27, and token bundles are on sale with an over 30% discount off of MSRP for the first 500 customers at: www.ftsafe.com/AzurePublicPreview.
For more information or to see a demonstration of FEITIAN security products, please contact Partners@ftsafe.us.
Founded in 1998, FEITIAN Technologies has its US headquarters in Santa Clara, CA. The company is dedicated to building a full range of strong authentication, identification, and payment solutions using a variety of Security Key and Smart Card formfactors. FEITIAN is a member of Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), a Board Member of the FIDO Alliance, and is a Technology Partner for Google and Ping Identity. FEITIAN is a leading worldwide provider of Fingerprint Biometric Passwordless Authentication. Globally, the company has over 1,000 employees, more than half of whom are focused on research and development. FEITIAN serves clients in over 150 countries with leading enterprise, financial, telecom, government, education organizations. “FEITIAN - We Build Security!” For more information, please visit: www.ftsafe.com.
FEITIAN Press Contact: Press@ftsafe.us