Monday, May 12, 2014

CA Technologies Joins FIDO Alliance

Group Aims to Advance Authentication and Remove Passwords from the Online Security Process

MALAYSIA, Kuala Lumpur – 12 May 2014 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced it has joined the FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance, an industry consortium delivering standards for simpler, stronger authentication during online transactions.

As a leader in user authentication and a sponsor member of the FIDO Alliance, CA Technologies will contribute its expertise in multi-factor and risk-based authentication, and identity and access management, to the group’s work to create industry-accepted, open specifications to enhance the authentication process.

“The market has been screaming for an alternative to passwords for years,” said Jim Reno, chief security architect, CA Technologies Security business. “With the focus from the FIDO Alliance and the participation of industry leaders such as CA, we will deliver the specifications that offer a viable alternative to passwords and strive for zero-friction when authenticating users.”

“CA Technologies has been a leader in identity & access management and user authentication for many years. The expertise and experience the company has working with some of the world’s leading corporations and governments across the globe will certainly help advance our mission for more secure and simultaneously easier-to-use online authentication,” said Michael Barrett, president of the FIDO Alliance.

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