FEITIAN partners with Avanade to deliver powerful security without passwords
May 11th, 2022
Beijing, China and Santa Clara, CA - May 11, 2022 - We are excited to announce our partnership with Avanade to develop FIDO-compliant solutions that integrates with Microsoft Azure AD.
Avanade is leading provider of innovative digital cloud services, business solution, and design-led experience. Through its depth of client experience, Avanade saw firsthand that the most pressing and frequent security breaches arose from stolen passwords that were obtained through phishing. Accordingly, Avanade determined that passwordless solutions were key to helping keep its customers secure. To pursue these solutions, Avanade partnered with FEITIAN Technologies, which specializes in Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication and biometric security keys.
“FIDO is the most secure form of authentication available. Having the right security to protect clients’ data is one of the reasons clients trust us in this ever-changing, complex digital world.” said Sachin Desai, Director of Microsoft 365, Identity, and Intune, Avanade.
FEITIAN’s FIDO security keys feature Bluetooth Low Energy and Near Field Communication options for connection-free and mobile device access, and they enable fully authenticated access without passwords. Avanade’s deployments of FEITIAN solutions integrate smoothly and easily with Microsoft Azure Active Directory and augment already ironclad Microsoft security features with passwordless capabilities. In addition to enhanced security, the passwordless solution reduces IT administration workflows that are associated with managing lost or compromised passwords. “Every time there is a password reset, studies indicate that it’s between $75 and $125. We can reduce that cost and virtually eliminate password resets.” explains Michael Gwynn, Director of Strategic Projects at FEITIAN Technologies.
As a member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), FEITIAN is fully committed to meeting Microsoft’s stellar security benchmarks, and its solutions integrate seamlessly with Microsoft applications and services in a highly secure manner. For its part, Avanade knows that FIDO is the most secure form of authentication available, and so Avanade’s delivery of passwordless security solutions is integral to its own mission of securing client trust.
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. 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.
Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, Avanade's 56,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, Avanade is uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.