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[January 07, 2014]

AGNITiO and Nok Nok Labs Demo Secure Mobile Transactions at CES with FIDO Ready™ "Voice iD"

LAS VEGAS & MADRID & PALO ALTO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Consumer Electronics Show - AGNITiO, worldwide market leader in voice biometrics, and fellow FIDO Alliance founding member Nok Nok Labs, a company founded to transform online authentication for modern computing, announce the world's first demonstration of a FIDO Ready Voice iD implementation, showcasing the market-transforming benefits of spoken voice authentication and identification for digital transactions.

"The hacking of personal information persists on a massive scale, costing businesses millions of dollars to mitigate fraud, while consumers remain frustrated with password-based authentication methods. The time is now for a change in the industry," said Emilio Martinez, AGNITiO CEO. "With FIDO Ready™ Voice iD, the entire mobile ecosystem benefits - consumers simply authenticate by speaking, developers add personalization to their apps, commercial entities can provide expedient customer service and minimize security risks, all while saving time and money."

The Agnitio (News - Alert) and Nok Nok Labs FIDO Ready™ demonstration at CES 2014 shows how Voice ID and Nok Nok Lab's Multifactor Authentication Client can be integrated into a mobile application to perform voiceprint-based strong authentication. The solution shown illustrates how FIDO-based authentication can replace the use of passwords to log in or confirm an e-commerce payment. This combination of Nok Nok Labs and AGNITiO FIDO Ready™ product empowers users of online, mobile, and point-of-sale applications to conveniently access sites and services, and perform transactions that are more secure, private, and easy-to-use.

Nok Nok Labs' client and server software leverages the existing security capabilities on a user's device such as a built-i microphone, fingerprint sensor, camera or Trusted Platform Module (TPM) in order to provide user-friendly, strong authentication to any application. Unlike current siloed authentication solutions, Nok Nok Labs allows organizations to support a wide range of authentication technologies from a single, unified platform.


"The FIDO Alliance is gaining momentum with more than 70 members joining in the last year including Microsoft, Google, Discover Financial, MasterCard (News - Alert), Aetna, Goldman Sachs and more," said Phillip Dunkelberger, President and CEO of Nok Nok Labs. "AGNITiO shares our leadership in the FIDO Alliance and together we take pride in the rapid steps we are taking to create universal strong authentication through open standards. AGNITiO Voice iD demonstrates a compelling user experience that epitomizes the FIDO Alliance goals of simplicity and security. Importantly, AGNITiO's and Nok Nok's solution can be adopted for use today on the large existing install base of mobile devices, as well as for future devices."

The AGNITiO Voice iD Advantage

All voice biometrics technologies are not created equal. As the leader in government and law enforcement, and with a rapidly growing call center presence, AGNITiO Voice iD engine running KIVOX Mobile software allows for the use of simple, short voice phrases that are accurately detected 99.9% of the time. AGNITiO has a proprietary patented anti-spoofing technology that detects up to 97% of replay attacks, as well as many others risks. KIVOX software is completely language independent, minimizing costs for global deployments and enabling natural voice and user friendly authentication.

For more information about the Voice iD revolution, download the white paper "Identifying the Human Voice in a Mobile and Web-Enabled World: Voice Identification for Business Applications".

About Nok Nok Labs

Nok Nok Labs, Inc., based in Palo Alto (News - Alert), CA, was founded to transform online authentication for modern computing. The company is backed by a team of security industry veterans from PGP, Netscape, Oracle, PayPal (News - Alert) and Phoenix that have deep experience in building Internet scale security protocols and products. The company's ambition is to enable end-to-end trust across the web using authentication methods that are natural to end-users and provide strong proof of identity. For more information, visit www.noknok.com.

About AGNITiO

AGNITiO (www.agnitio-corp.com) is a worldwide market leader for voice biometrics solutions in government and commercial sectors. AGNITiO has an extensive customer base including leading police, intelligence, military and other government organizations in over 35 countries, as well as a number of leading customers and partners in the commercial sector. AGNITiO Corp. is the US subsidiary, leading business development in USA and Canada. AGNITiO's technology and products are protected by a family of patents that grows every year.

AGNITiO KIVOX is a voice biometrics product family targeted at the corporate sector. Financial services, telecommunications, utilities and other sectors are implementing new security solutions based on voice biometrics. KIVOX is ideally positioned in this market, with underlying Voice iD technology developed in most demanding environments such as forensics and intelligence.

AGNITiO has obtained numerous awards including the Red Herring (News - Alert) 100 Global (2007), Speech Technology Market winner award (2007), Speech Technology Market leader award (2008), Regional finalists for the Global Security Challenge (2009), Speech Technology Market leader award (2010), Global Security Challenge (2011) and Speech Technology Market winner award (2012).

AGNITiO is a founding member of the FIDO Alliance (Fast IDentity Online) www.fidoalliance.org, which is dedicated to delivering open standards for strong multi-factor authentication. AGNITIO is already delivering a FIDO Alliance model solution with its voice biometrics Voice iD platform.

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