West Coast State Increases Deployment of BIO-key's Biometric Authentication Solution for Secure Access to Centralized Voter R...
BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider
of identity and access management (IAM) solutions powered by
biometrics, today announced that a West Coast State Election Office
has expanded its implementation of BIO-key's biometric multi-factor
authentication solution for secure access to its voter registration
database statewide. The solution combines BIO-key's core biometric
software engine, WEB-key, and its PIV-Pro FIPS compliant
fingerprint scanners to address the state's requirements to secure
access to voter data.. The state's additional investment in
BIO-key’s biometric election security solution builds upon their
earlier deployment and the deployments of election offices in
Florida, as well as others that are evaluating BIO-key’s solutions
to strengthen the security of election data access.
The West Coast State Election Office's rollout
plan enables its team to expand the use of biometric authentication
across all counties. The State and County election office workers
and volunteers access the centralized voter registration system via
a Citrix environment. To protect voter data and enhance security
for elections, the election office decided to implement a
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) solution. After evaluating
various options, state officials decided that BIO-key's
biometric-based MFA solution would provide the strongest form of
online security and has executed its strategy for the Phase 2
rollout. The BIO-key team, in collaboration with the state's IT
team, created a customized solution to meet their specific security
"BIO-key’s unique biometric multi-factor
authentication solution has proven its value to state election
offices," stated Mike DePasquale, Chairman & CEO, BIO-key. "It
is clear that every election office is making security and
maintaining the integrity of our election process a top priority.
By utilizing biometric authentication, they can tie access to the
individual, not a credential, thereby validating the user's
identity and not just their device during login. Given the current
threat landscape and challenges facing our election system, we are
uniquely positioned to take a leadership role in assisting other
states and counties to strengthen their election security."
About BIO-key International, Inc.
is revolutionizing authentication with biometric centric,
multi-factor identity and access management (IAM) solutions,
including its PortalGuard IAM solution, that provide convenient and
secure access to devices, information, applications, and high-value
transactions. BIO-key's proprietary software and hardware
solutions, with industry-leading biometric capabilities, enable
large-scale on-premise and Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solutions,
including customized enterprise and cloud solutions.
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