BIO-key International and 3Eye Technologies launch partnership

BIO-key International and 3Eye Technologies launch partnership

BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions featuring Identity-Bound Biometrics (IBB), today announced a new partnership with 3Eye Technologies, a value-added distributor of mobile, security, and identity solutions. The affiliation will enable BIO-key to introduce its award-winning solutions and IBB to a larger set of consumers, especially in financial services and local governments.

This partnership will enable them to bring higher security and convenience to organizations looking for complete IAM solution packages. 3Eye Technologies collaborates with vendors to plan and execute strategies for distributing cutting-edge technological solutions to targeted industries. The company aims to build relationships with leading technology vendors like BIO-key to empower value-added resellers (VARs) and managed service providers (MSPs) to represent, sell, and service best-in-class products.

The need for convenient, secure IAM solutions has never been higher, with an increasing amount of critical business being done online or from remote locations. Trust in who has access to what is paramount to building trust both inside an organization and for customers. In particular, governments and financial institutions are targets for threat actors to attempt to gain access to protected data.

The ability to safeguard these systems needs to be matched by the ability of a diverse range of employees across multiple locations. These new requirements in these industries have driven an unprecedented need for cybersecurity solutions like those offered by BIO-key.

“The partnership between BIO-key and 3Eye Technologies will be beneficial in reaching key markets like banking, financial, local government clients as well as other enterprises,” said Fred Corsentino, Chief Revenue Officer at BIO-key. “This ability to target and foster these markets will be instrumental in proliferating BIO-key’s innovative solutions across industries that need to secure essential data for their employees and customers alike.”

BIO-key will utilize 3Eye Technologies’ network of VARs and MSPs to expand the scope of its channel sales and marketing and increase market education for organizations about the benefits of IBB-based solutions. By partnering with 3Eye Technologies, BIO-key will grow its Channel Alliance Partner (CAP) program, expand the use of IBB and continue to be a thought leader in the cybersecurity space.

BIO-key partners with Intelisys

BIO-key partners with Intelisys

BIO-key International, a provider of identity and access management (IAM) solutions featuring Identity-Bound Biometrics, today announced the start of a Master Agent Referral Partner Program with Intelisys, a ScanSource company, and the nation’s leading provider of technology services and solutions. BIO-key will now be able to offer the first Identity and Access Management (IAM) platform as part of the solutions Intelisys provides to their network of partners. The relationship will help enhance BIO-key’s security practice and expand the company’s Channel Alliance Partner (CAP) program.

Earlier this year BIO-key announced an expanded Channel Alliance Partner (CAP) program designed to significantly broaden its global partner ecosystem and provide substantial new revenue opportunities for BIO-key and their partners. The continued momentum to BIO-key’s channel program with the announcement of the Intelisys partnership is a transformational move. Engaging in this Master Agent Referral Partner Program allows BIO-key to leverage their unique strengths to increase the opportunities with a variety of end customers.

The partnership with Intelisys includes the offering of the BIO-key PortalGuard® Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) platform, providing a hosted unified Identity and Access Management (IAM) platform. The platform offers an unmatched variety of choices to support an enterprise’s present and future IAM strategies, while delivering a superior user experience. These include workforce and customer multi-factor authentication (MFA), exclusive Identity-Bound Biometrics options, single sign-on (SSO), and self-service password reset.

“This is a great milestone for BIO-key as we continue to grow our channel program and ensure that we have geographic coverage in the top markets,” states Fred Corsentino, Chief Revenue Officer, BIO-key. “We look forward to working together with Intelisys to help solve security and identity and access management challenges for the enterprise as we look to a safer future.”

Florida chooses BIO-key’s PortalGuard Identity

Florida chooses BIO-key’s PortalGuard Identity

BIO-key International, a provider of workforce and customer identity and access management (IAM) solutions featuring Identity-Bound Biometrics, (IBB), today announced that Florida’s Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office has selected BIO-key’s PortalGuard Identity and Access Management platform to provide secure, multi-factor authentication (MFA) and access to voter data and files in Florida’s fifth-largest county. The decision builds on the Office’s earlier deployment of BIO-key’s fingerprint biometric solutions

Based on the County’s evolving security requirements, its Supervisor of Elections Office chose PortalGuard because of its unique support for sixteen strong, multi-factor authentication methods, including advanced biometric authentication, and to leverage its earlier investment in BIO-key’s FIPS-compliant fingerprint scanners for government security applications. The Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office is comprised of a broad spectrum of full and part-time employees and volunteers, often in shared workstation environments, making secure MFA access to workstations an essential requirement. The large influx of new staff members during election cycles calls for an authentication solution that is secure, efficient, and easily adaptable in managing access to mission-critical election data and providing a clear user access audit trail.

BIO-key’s PortalGuard IAM and IBB security platform is ideal for election applications because it is affordable, easy to deploy and manage, and supports cutting edge biometric authentication to deliver the highest level of data security to protect the integrity of elections. BIO-key meets or exceeds the strictest authentication requirements while also meeting disciplined IT resource investment goals. For election security, IBB is a better alternative to user-controlled, device-based biometric methods, ensuring that only an authentic user can access their online identity, preventing information from being accessed by unauthorized users or hackers.

“Our expanding engagement with leading County Supervisor of Elections Offices confirms that we understand their unique security use cases and that our tailored IAM solutions meet their needs. We have forged an election security program that is seamless, easy to launch, and able to support a wide array of authentications options. PortalGuard IAM with Identity-Bound Biometrics has proven to be highly desirable for organizations that require an enterprise-grade access security solution,” said Mike DePasquale, Chairman and CEO of BIO-key International. “BIO-key enables election officials to meet the challenges of an evolving threat landscape in an easy to deploy and cost-effective manner.”

BIO-key announces new MobilePOS

BIO-key announces new MobilePOS

BIO-key International, a provider of civil, workforce and customer identity and access management (IAM) solutions featuring Identity-Bound Biometrics, today announced the availability of BIO-key MobilePOS Pro, a handheld, biometrically-enabled, rugged and powerful Android Point of Sale terminal, incorporating an FBI-certified capacitive fingerprint scanner into an all-in-one form factor featuring a thermal printer, high-resolution 5 megapixel camera, dual SIM 4G/LTE/CDMA/EDGE cellular and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi support, a barcode scanner, NFC scanner, triple-track magnetic stripe reader, long life 5800 mAh battery and large 5.5” touchscreen display. The new device enables self-contained mobile in-person commerce, ideal for banking, social- and aid-workers, healthcare-related transactions, including enrollment, identification, payment transactions, proof of presence/proof of life ID verification for secure, fraud-free transactions, supporting both BIO-key’s fingerprint and contactless PalmPositive identity verification solutions for absolute confidence about exactly who is participating in a transaction.

By adding biometric identity verification capabilities to a state-of-the-art mobile POS terminal, BIO-key MobilePos Pro advances the mobile POS to become part of an identity ecosystem that eliminates identity uncertainty, speeds positive identification and detects and stops fraud losses arising from identity theft.

MobilePOS Pro units are available to ship now and have already been deployed to BIO-key’s customers in Africa. Mobile POS Pro is available in hardware-only configurations or secured by BIO-key PortalGuard and WEB-key IAM IDaaS software solutions. Units may be pre-loaded with custom applications for bulk purchasers.

“We know that providing a full and complete biometric-ready product line is essential to supporting our customers who engage in mobile POS transactions,” said Michael DePasquale, BIO-key Chairman and CEO. “We see the new model of roving engagement for banking, healthcare, social work and payments as ideal applications for adding the certainty and ease of BIO-key Identity Bound Biometrics and Mobile POS Pro,” continued DePasquale.