Motorola Solutions Invests in Authentication Provider
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Comments

Motorola Solutions Venture Capital led $8 million in series D financing to Nok Nok Labs (NNL), an authentication provider and a founding member of the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance. All existing NNL investors, including DCM Ventures, DDS, DOCOMO Innovations, Korea Information Certificate Authority, Lenovo Group and ONSET Ventures, participated in the financing.

NNL will use this latest round of funding to accelerate the deployment of its authentication solution across the private and public markets including government, public-safety and first responder agencies. Additionally, NNL will expand its channel infrastructure supporting channel partners.

With the expansion of public-safety broadband in countries around the world, Motorola Solutions will leverage NNL’ expertise and technology innovations to offer secure, strong and standards-based authentication to public-safety customers, a statement said.

“Motorola Solutions understands public-safety users need technology that is both intuitive to use and highly secure,” said Paul Steinberg, chief technology officer (CTO), Motorola Solutions. “As we continue to create innovative software, devices and networks, we will leverage Nok Nok Labs’ industry-leading technology to provide strong, secure authentication to users who need modern authentication capability.”

NNL was publicly launched in 2013 to transform online authentication for modern computing. The company leads commercial deployments of FIDO-certified solutions and delivers client and server software solutions that leverage existing security capabilities on a user’s device, such as a built-in fingerprint sensor, camera or secure layers of silicon to provide user-friendly, strong authentication to any mobile or web application. NNL solutions allow organizations to support a wide range of authentication technologies from a single, unified platform.

“This funding is strong validation of our commitment to provide modern authentication solutions to a variety of environments and verticals as we continue to execute on the FIDO vision of simpler, stronger authentication,” said Phillip Dunkelberger, CEO of Nok Nok Labs. “Motorola Solutions’ support will help us maximize the impact of our company’s solutions by protecting citizens, first responders and more. It is an exciting and critical new market.”

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