Our Story

Nymi’s vision is to deliver secure authentication to regulated manufacturing environments that are compliance driven and require confidence in the integrity of their data. As the march towards Industry 4.0 continues, and the Industrial Internet of Things sees more and more connected devices on the shop floor, the need for non-repudiable authentication is becoming greater and greater. Our latest offering, Nymi Enterprise Edition is tailor made to deliver on the security and compliance mandate that our customers face every day.

Nymi was founded in 2011 in Toronto, Canada, based on research conducted at the University of Toronto. The research was focused on the electrocardiogram (ECG) and its unique properties. The ECG is different for each individual, and our founding team worked to use the heartbeat as a biometric identifier for authentication.

Initially, Nymi (Bionym at the time) was focused on licensing this technology to third-parties and OEMs to replace passwords in hardware devices. Over time, the team identified the need not just to improve or replace existing tools of authentication, but to create a completely new model of authentication: continuous, on-body authentication. To bring this concept to market, it became necessary to develop dedicated authentication hardware. This served as the foundation of what was to become Nymi (December of 2014), and our enterprise authentication solution, Nymi Enterprise Edition.

Nymi is located at 82 Peter Street, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2G5.