Nok Nok SaaS is a cloud product that offers customers the opportunity to quickly provide FIDO-based authentication solutions without having to be concerned about internal investments.
With the emergence of cloud computing and “as a service“ products, companies want to quickly procure, supply and integrate FIDO-based authentication solutions without having to invest in dedicated IT hardware or software resources.
To meet this need, Nok Nok is offering Nok Nok Strong authentication as a Service (Nok Nok SaaS). Nok Nok is offering this to businesses as a cloud-based service which quickly gives them FIDO-based biometric authentication that is equipped with a policy engine for integrating risk-based profiles according to their needs. The biggest beneficiaries of this service are customers who are in the early phases of introducing proven, FIDO-based biometric authentication methods and want to evaluate them and then scale the solution for commercial and productive uses.
Customers can adapt the parameters of the authentication service to their specific requirements. This can be done with the Policy Editor module, which lets users create differentiated guidelines for authentication, e.g., device, geo-location, speed, etc.
Cloud services integration:
Option of using the authentication service to authenticate access to currently used SaaS products, including Google Apps for Work instances, Desk.com, Sharefile.com, etc. All cloud-based applications which support authentication methods based on an industry standard like SAML or OpenID Connect can be easily integrated into Nok Nok SaaS.
The Nok Nok SaaS product includes Connectors for local implementation of Federation Authentication or IDP products like PingFederate, IBM ISAM or ForgeRock. Businesses that use such products can now use Nok Nok Connectors for easy integration into Nok Nok SaaS.
Nok Nok SaaS also offers a direct API-based integration for those who have proprietary authentication infrastructures today.