The Nymi Band is a secure, convenient, hands-free and private solution for logging into enterprise systems, networks, data, applications and devices with continuous biometric authentication — without any need to enter credentials such as a username and password, or to touch a surface in any given environment. Once a user has authenticated, they can use the Nymi Band as an NFC FIDO authenticator.
By leveraging the Nymi Band’s continuous authentication, every FIDO transaction can be verified. This prevents unauthorised actors from using the authenticator in cases where a PIN code has been shared or obtained through malicious means. In addition to using Nymi this way, the CWP supports additional use cases such as secure, physical access, social distancing and contact tracing, touchless print solutions and more – all from one simple and hands-free user experience.
FIDO2 enables users to leverage common devices to easily authenticate to online services in both mobile and desktop environments. The core concepts driving FIDO protocols are ease of use, privacy and security and standardisation. Similar to Nymi’s solution pillars (privacy, security and natural UX), FIDO protocols are designed from the ground up to protect user privacy. The protocols do not provide information that different online services could use to collaborate and track a user across services, and biometric information, if used, never leaves the user’s device.
How the Nymi Band works as a FIDO2 authenticator
As a FIDO2 authenticator, the Nymi Band:
Provides passwordless and two-factor authentication for web applications and services that support FIDO2. The Nymi Band’s continuous biometric verification replaces PIN-based verification. FIDO2 functionality is only available while the user is authenticated.
Implements CTAP2 (Client to Authenticator Protocol) over NFC.
Can store multiple key pairs for multiple relying parties.
Can be registered as a security token with standard services such as Microsoft, Google and many others.