WALL, NJ--(Marketwire - July 19, 2012) - BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCBB: BKYI), a global leader in fingerprint biometric identification solutions and advanced mobile identification technology, today reported that IBM has made available the first edition of the "BIO-key Biometric Service Provider for IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On" Redguide publication detailing how BIO-key's biometric technology can provide advanced authentication and identification solutions for IBM clients.
IBM Redbooks and Redguide publications are developed and published by IBM. This new IBM Redguide publication is available at http://www.ibm.com/redbooks.
A critical challenge that virtually every organization faces is protecting internal and customer data and making access to the systems and applications that hold that data as convenient as possible.
BIO-key can help organizations meet this challenge. It provides a fingerprint, biometric-enabled sign-on to IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On. By using BIO-key Biometric Service Provider, the user simply places a finger on a reader. The fingerprint is then identified and authenticated to enterprise applications and data using IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On. The identification and authentication occur within one to two seconds, without the user entering a user ID or password. This more secure, more convenient form of identification is an intuitive, uncomplicated, and easy-to-install alternative to using a password that is too easily forgotten or compromised.
"This is a milestone for our company," stated Mike DePasquale, Chief Executive Officer of BIO-key. "The IBM Redguide publication will be available to thousands of IBM technical sales and support representatives, solution providers, business partners, customers, prospects and posted on the IBM social media outlets; the reach is quite significant. We anticipate that the exposure and awareness generated for BIO-key, by the IBM Redguide publication, will lead to a measureable increase in business opportunities. BIO-key has already started deploying our biometrics along with IBM security offerings at a number of customer sites around the world and expect our revenue to expand in the coming quarters," added DePasquale.
IBM selected BIO-key as one of their biometric partner because of BIO-key's unique ability to offer universal access to any fingerprint reader, any device, such as a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone and operate on any platform including iOS, Windows Mobile, and Android. No other finger biometric software provider offers this capability.
There have been 354 million privacy breaches over the past five years in the United States alone. To address this issue many companies are migrating to risk based authentication models. IBM and BIO-key are working together to provide alternative solutions to traditional passwords, PINS and tokens in order to provide best in class security for the business enterprise, healthcare providers, government agencies and the consumer.
BIO-key International, Inc., headquartered in Wall, New Jersey, develops and delivers advanced identification solutions to commercial and government enterprises, integrators, and custom application developers. BIO-key's award winning, high performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric finger identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users of wireless and enterprise applications. Our solutions are used in local embedded OEM products as well as some of the world's largest identification deployments to improve security, guarantee identity, and help reduce identity theft. BIO-key's technology is offered directly or by market leading partners around the world. (http://www.bio-key.com)
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