Authentication suite innovator Nok Nok Labs has announced the launch and availability of a new solution that the firm says is the first to unify FIDO UAF and U2F protocols.Nok Nok noted that the new Premium Edition of its Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite (S3 Suite) is first unified platform that enables organizations to leverage standards-based authentication, supporting existing and emerging methods of biometric authentication such as fingerprint, iris and voice.”Nok Nok Labs recognized the need for a universal FIDO Server that supports any FIDO authenticator or protocol in the market, to provide more flexibility to our customers,” said Phillip Dunkelberger, President and CEO of Nok Nok Labs. “With this announcement, Nok Nok Labs continues its FIDO leadership as well as demonstrates our ability to innovate and expand beyond the underlying FIDO technology.”Thienewest version of the NNL S3 Suite will include a next-generation FIDO Server, which enables organizations to use both FIDO UAF and U2F capabilities for all of their users. With FIDO UAF, users have strong multifactor authentication support, while at the same time with FIDO U2F, users are able to strengthen password-based authentication with a strong second-factor challenge.”This next generation of authentication capability continues the core FIDO mission of implementing an authentication framework that enables stronger security, better user experiences, lower cost, and increased user privacy,” said Rajiv Dholakia, Vice President of Products at Nok Nok Labs. “In the pursuit of this mission, we will help reduce reliance on passwords and the risk created by shared, centralized secrets”.