AdNovum joins FIDO Alliance and promotes passwordless authentication with NEVIS

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AdNovum is a new sponsoring member of the FIDO Alliance. The NEVIS Security Suite of the Swiss software company supports secure and convenient mobile authentication according to the FIDO standard since autumn 2018. With its commitment, AdNovum wants to give additional impetus to the expansion of passwordless authentication methods on the basis of an open standard in Switzerland.


The Swiss software company AdNovum is a new sponsoring member of the FIDO Alliance. Founded in 2012, the FIDO Alliance aims to improve interoperability between strong authentication technologies and to address the problems that website and application users face due to the multitude of usernames and passwords. Usernames and passwords are difficult to generate and remember if they are to be reasonably secure and can be stolen and misused. To replace this method of authentication, the Alliance has created FIDO (Fast IDentity Online), an open industry standard for secure, fast and simple authentication on the Internet. With FIDO, companies operating websites and applications benefit from standardized authentication solutions that can be introduced cost-effectively and extended to include new, stronger authentication methods such as fingerprint or face recognition.


The goal of AdNovum is to provide user-friendly mobile authentication that meets the security requirements of banking, insurance and government solutions. The NEVIS Security Suite has therefore been integrating secure and convenient mobile authentication based on the FIDO standard since autumn 2018. AdNovum is committed to establishing FIDO as a standard for banking, insurance and government solutions in the DACH region and in Singapore. AdNovum is thus making an active contribution to the FIDO Alliance, the world's largest ecosystem for standard-based interoperable authentication.


A Groundbreaking Solution

Stephan Schweizer, Chief Product Officer NEVIS at AdNovum: «Replacing authentication based on username and password is an urgent concern for many companies. By intergrating FIDO-based authentication in NEVIS, we are giving the standard an additional boost.»


Chris Tanner, AdNovum CEO: «Our mission has always been to offer our customers expandable and sustainable solutions based on universally accepted standards and best practices. We pleased we can support an important standard for the further development of authentication by joining the FIDO Alliance.»


FIDO Alliance

The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, was formed in July 2012 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication technologies, and remedy the problems users face with creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. The FIDO Alliance is changing the nature of authentication with standards for simpler, stronger authentication that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms which reduce reliance on passwords. FIDO authentication is stronger, private, and easier to use when authenticating to online services.


NEVIS Security Suite by AdNovum

The NEVIS Security Suite is the security solution of the renowned Swiss software company AdNovum. NEVIS has been protecting the portals of banks, insurances and authorities for over 20 years, and is deployed by companies around the world today. The NEVIS Security Suite is Switzerland's market leader for identity and access management and protects over 80% of all e-banking transactions. In the Softshell Vendor Award 2018, NEVIS received gold, the highest award for its presence in the DACH region.


The Swiss software company AdNovum offers its customers comprehensive support in the fast and secure digitization of existing business processes and the implementation of new business ideas from consulting and conception to implementation and operation. AdNovum's customer base includes renowned companies from the finance, insurance, telecommunications, manufacturing and logistics industries as well as several federal offices and cantons.


AdNovum was founded in 1988. At our headquarters in Zurich and our offices in Bern, Lausanne, Budapest, Lisbon, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore, we employ over 600 staff today. In Germany, NEVIS is represented by NEVIS Security GmbH in Munich. /
Twitter: @AdNovum / @NevisSecSuite


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Chris Tanner, CEO AdNovum
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Stephan Schweizer, CPO NEVIS
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Media contact Switzerland

AdNovum Informatik AG
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