Nok Nok Labs deploys biometric authentication to Aflac Japan

Nok Nok Labs has deployed its biometric authentication technology to Aflac Japan, helping ease authentication for insurance.

Life insurance company Aflac Japan has integrated the Nok Nok S3 Authentication solution. This enables customers to request immediate payment for their cancer treatments, leveraging biometric authentication to minimising time and paperwork needed for verifying identities.

Patients simply log in to the Aflac mobile app and process their insurance claim and then either scan their fingerprint or use face recognition to verify themselves.

Nok Nok Labs CEO Phillip Dunkelberger said, “Insurance claim systems contain vital information that need to be secure, yet easily accessible for patients. We are pleased that Aflac chose to utilize the Nok Nok Labs technology through our partner Fujitsu, to enable strong and easy to use authentication that allows patients to process their claims with robust security, but with less burden to the end user.”

California-based Nok Nok develops a range of biometric authentication solutions including fingerprint, iris and face scanning for mobile devices. Its API solutions ensure easy and quick integration with businesses and help remove the need for remembering passwords and usernames.

The company recently teamed up with Japan-based Softbank to offer the bank’s customers biometric authentication for the mobile app. Once integrated, customers of Softbank can open their banking app on Android or iOS through a simple fingerprint scan.

Late last year, Nok Nok Labs became FIDO2 certified and joined the FIDO Alliance, a network of companies working together to establish a standardised identity verification ecosystem. By joining the alliance, companies can quickly integrate its authentication solutions to their existing security systems.

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