BIO-key PortalGuard Wins 2022 Fortress Cyber Security Award

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WALL, NJ, June 8, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – BIO-key® International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of identity and access management (IAM) and biometric identity-related solutions (IBB), today announced that its BIO-key PortalGuard® platform won the 2022nd Fortress Cyber ​​Security Awards in the Authentication and Identity. The awards program sought to identify and reward the world’s leading companies and products working to protect our data and electronic assets among the growing threat from hackers.

The global community of cybersecurity experts, technology developers and governments is taking proactive steps to prevent attacks and preventative measures to stay one step ahead so that responses can be quick and effective. With evidence that multifactor authentication has the ability to prevent as much as 80-90% of cyber attacks, one of the most important steps organizations can take is to implement an authentication and identity strategy.

For several reasons, BIO-key PortalGuard® stands out for its ability to help organizations implement a complete IAM strategy. It is the only IAM platform to offer biometric authentication related to identity (IBB) as part of its multifactor authentication capabilities, which verifies a person – not just a password, token or device. It offers unparalleled flexibility to support solution consolidation and / or aggregation within a single set of centrally managed security policies and encourages better user adoption. PortalGuard also has competitive pricing, offering all platform capabilities often at 50-60% below the competition, and is supported by a team of IAM experts, who are easily accessible and act as an extension of users ’IT team, improving their cyber security position quickly.

“Traditional authentication methods, based on something the user knows or has, have been hacked,” said Michael DePasquale, president and CEO of BIO-key. “We are honored that PortalGuard is recognized for its ability not only to control access, but more importantly for its ability to offer true biometric authentication, a better way to authenticate, at a time when it is needed more than ever.”

The Fortress Cyber ​​Security Awards program highlights, discusses, and rewards creative thinking, engineering, people, and projects that take on the growing threat of cybercrime for the benefit of the global community.

“We are so proud to be able to name BIO-key PortalGuard as the winner of the 2022 Fortress Cyber ​​Security Awards,” said Maria Jimenez, Director of Nominations, Business Intelligence Group. “As our society continues to grow and become more and more reliant on networks and data, companies like BIO-key are key to providing the protection and trust that consumers demand.”

The BIO-key PortalGuard offers an unparalleled variety of choices for multifactor authentication (MFA), single sign-on (SSO), self-service password reset (SSPR) and identity biometrics and is well suited for everyday use including remote workforce, third party access, IAM user (CIAM) and password-free workflows. For more than 20 years, PortalGuard has been trusted by clients from several industries, including education, healthcare, manufacturing, finance and government, to reduce password calls by up to 95%, eliminate passwords, secure remote access, prevent phishing attacks, fill cybersecurity requirements and improve the productivity of any IT team.

For information on the BIO key, visit the company’s website. For information on the annual Fortress Cyber ​​Security Awards, visit the Awards website.

About BIO-key International, Inc. (www.BIO-key.com)
BIO-key has more than two decades of expertise in providing authentication technology to thousands of organizations and millions of users and is revolutionizing authentication with a biometric, multifactor identity and access management (IAM) solution, including its PortalGuard IAM solution, providing convenient and secure access to devices, information , high-value applications and transactions. BIO-key patented software and hardware solutions, with industry-leading biometric capabilities, enable large local solutions and cloud-based Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solutions, as well as customized enterprise solutions.

About Business Intelligence Group (www.bintelligence.com)
Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and excellence in the business world. Unlike other awards programs in the industry, these programs are evaluated by business executives who have experience and knowledge. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and rewards those companies whose achievements are above those of their counterparts.

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Media contact
Erin Knapp
A thing in the name of the BIO-key
BIO-Key@matternow.com

Investor contacts
William Jones, David Collins
IR catalyst
BKYI@catalyst-ir.com
1-212-924-9800

Contact for Business Intelligence Group
Maria Jimenez
Chief Nomination Officer
Business Intelligence Group
contact@fortresswards.com
1-909-529-2737

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