February 8, 2010

BIO-key(R) Biometric User Identity Solution Now Integrated into IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On

WALL, N.J., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification solutions, today announced the availability of BIO-key's fingerprint ID solution as part of the standard release of IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On.

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With the simple touch of a finger, a user can establish identity to gain access to IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On protected applications and networks without having to remember a password or produce a token or ID card. This convenient alternative to passwords and tokens can reduce costs, strengthen security, improve productivity and address IT security and compliance requirements.

One of the unique features of the BIO-key fingerprint identity software is its fingerprint reader independent platform. This provides the ability to interface with every major fingerprint reader manufacturer including readers integrated into laptops, tablets and keyboards by PC manufacturers.

The IBM development team has integrated BIO-key's fingerprint ID software, which was selected by SC Magazine as the 2009 Industry Innovator in Biometrics into IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On version 8.1. This fingerprint biometric identity solution is tightly integrated, easy to deploy, and simple to activate with minimal or no changes to the existing IT infrastructure. Activation of the biometric identification feature and integration services are available through the IBM Global Services Group, IBM Tivoli resellers, or directly from BIO-key.

"With the integration of BIO-key's biometric ID software into IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On organizations can immediately leverage fingerprint readers on their existing laptops, tablets and keyboards to provide fast and secure access to their platforms," said E.K. Koh, program director for single sign-on IBM Tivoli software. "With BIO-key's fingerprint biometric identity solution, customers can reduce the total cost of ownership while benefiting from a secure and convenient alternative to passwords."

"Since BIO-key's software is compatible with every major fingerprint reader manufacturer, it is the perfect choice for organizations looking to add a convenient and secure identification solution for any application or network protected by IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On," added Mike DePasquale, President & CEO of BIO-key International. "BIO-key's biometric identification gives organizations who have deployed IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On a less costly, easier to use and maintain, strong authentication alterative to tokens and passwords."

About BIO-key

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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