Secret Double Octopus and KDDI Digital Security Sign Agreement to Offer Passwordless Authentication Service in Japan

Strategic Partnership adds SDO’s Award-Winning Passwordless MFA to KDDI Digital Security’s Managed Security Services

MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Secret Double Octopus, the leading provider of workforce and desktop MFA solutions, announced the expansion of its strategic relationships with KDDI Digital Security (KDDI Group) out of Japan. Under the terms of the agreement, KDDI Digital Security will add SDO’s FIDO2-compliant passwordless authentication solution to its managed security services.

In recent years, the spread of remote work and cloud computing have created an authentication sprawl, with organizations having to manage multiple authentication solutions in their workplace. In addition, many organizations continue to use passwords, which expose those organizations to a growing spate of attacks against credentials. The use of enterprise workforce passwordless solutions targets both problems by taking the password out of the hands of end users and consolidating MFA access around one universal experience.

KDDI Digital Security is a leading provider of managed enterprise security services in Japan, where according to Statista cybersecurity spending is set to grow at a rate of 9% through 2028. In Feb of 2023, KDDI announced its partnership with Secret Double Octopus to offer traditional MFA to customers of its managed remote access VPN services. Beginning August 1st, KDDI Digital Security began offering SDO’s full passwordless MFA solution to its customers in the Japanese market.

“We are very excited to extend our partnership with Secret Double Octopus and take this important step in our security offerings. We would like to grow to become a leading provider of passwordless services in Japan and provide corporate clients with a safer and more secure work environment,” said Masamichi Suga, President of KDDI Digital Security. “There is growing recognition that passwords are a major source of data breaches and successful security attacks, and it is time for enterprise organizations to have proven, easy-to-deploy choices to modernize their authentication.”

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