Identity authentication company Trusona has formed a distribution partnership with NTT Advanced Technology Corp. (NTT-AT), a large Japanese telecommunications company. This follows the Arizona-based company’s Asia Pacific launch last August, when it opened offices in Japan.
Through the partnership, NTT-AT will offer Trusona’s frictionless, password-less login solution to its enterprise customers across Japan. NTT-AT clients will have access to Trusona’s Identity Authentication Suite, a solution that replaces passwords with a dynamic, multi-factor login solution. The authentication technology is built with anti-replay technology and can be used to access any digital channel– from web, to mobile, to IoT.
“The opportunity to distribute Trusona’s technology will enable NTT-AT to offer our customers a safer and more secure identity authentication solution that completely gets rid of passwords,” said Eiji Kuwana, SVP of NTT Advanced Technology Corp. “Our company is committed to providing excellent user experience and the best possible security for our customers.”
In the press release, Kazunari Tanaka, APAC Managing Director of Trusona said that Trusona’s password-free authentication solution is “a solution that millions of consumers in Japan have been craving.” Tanaka continued, “Businesses have a responsibility to assure the security of millions of online consumers without complicating user experience.”
Founded in 2015, Trusona is used across a variety of sectors, including government, education, and financial services. The company’s CEO and founder, Ori Eisen, demonstrated Trusona’s Cloud Identity Suite at FinovateFall 2016. The Cloud Identity Suite allows end users to authenticate themselves by using the Trusona app on their smartphone to photograph a QR code on a website login page, then selecting accept on their mobile device.
In November of last year, KPMG and H2 Ventures named Trusona on the list of Emerging Stars on its Fintech 100 rankings. Earlier that year, analyst David Penn highlighted Trusona in his piece The Best Authenticators, Verifiers, and Fraud Fighters.