In the increasingly connected world users in business and private environments request access to data via different devices – be it PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. But while this ubiquitous availability of data requires an increasing level of security user experience should not be compromised. With multi-factor authentication solutions based on the open standard of the FIDO Alliance, internet users can more securely register their online accounts using a single password combined with an USB key or even without a password, using a local security token.
Using a separate hardware token, users are protected against account hacks and phishing attacks while still enjoying an easy log-in experience. This allows companies who deploy FIDO to strengthen security and improve the user experience while reducing support costs.
As a founding member of the FIDO Alliance and a leading provider of security solutions, Infineon supports these improvements by providing the ideal security ICs for any authenticator. Additionally, Infineon is expanding its FIDO reference designs to include FIDO2 for USB and NFC in a single-chip solution for removable authenticators.