SecuGen and Valid Technologies Collaborate to Bring Biometrics to IBM Enterprise Computing Environments

Boca Raton, FL - 21 August 2009

SecuGen and Valid Technologies are pleased to announce a technology and marketing partnership to deliver strong user authentication solutions to IBM enterprise computing customers. As a result of this partnership, the Valid Technologies VSSA Strong User Authentication solution will include support for SecuGen biometric matching technologies and the SecuGen Hamster family of biometric fingerprint readers.

VSSA supports applications and logons on multiple enterprise platforms, including i/OS, Linux, and Windows. With VSSA, IBM customers can easily and securely supplement or even replace password-based domain logons with "touch-of-a-finger" biometric user authentication. VSSA is 'Ready for Tivoli' and 'Ready for IBM SOA' today.

SecuGen Hamster Plus and Hamster IV fingerprint readers are widely recognized as among the most accurate and robust fingerprint capture devices available anywhere. The Hamster IV is listed on the GSA Approved Products List (APL) and has been FBI certified as meeting the rigorous FIPS 201/PIV standard.

"Our partnership with SecuGen further extends the benefits of VSSA within the enterprise," said Pat Botz, president of Valid Technologies. "Customers of any size can now leverage centrally managed VSSA strong user authentication in time and attendance applications, physical entry, network logons, and legacy applications, virtually everywhere."

Jeff Brown, VP of Sales for SecuGen said, "We are very excited about working with Valid Technologies. Their expertise with IBM enterprise computing platforms is truly exceptional. The combination of our products will allow IBM shops to take advantage of the strong authentication that is made possible with world-class fingerprint technology."

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