BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of workforce and customer identity and access management (IAM) solutions featuring Identity-Bound Biometrics (IBB), today announced America's Auto Auction (AAA) www.americasautoauction.com a full spectrum dealer services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, has selected BIO-key's PortalGuard® Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) platform. With 23 locations nationwide, America's Auto Auction is one of the fastest-growing auctions in the US and has chosen to partner with BIO-key to enhance access security and support delivery of cloud desktops, applications, and workstations from the public cloud.

America's Auto Auction required a centralized security solution to manage access controls across multiple business locations seamlessly. With PortalGuard IDaaS, the AAA IT team can strengthen access security without making the multi-factor authentication process difficult for end-users to use. PortalGuard IDaaS met important project goals that included enhanced cybersecurity, reduced IT resource costs, and the flexibility to secure various remote access scenarios.

"Our company is partnering with BIO-key to address our key corporate security initiatives," states Victor Demaria, MIS/IT Director, America's Auto Auction. "BIO-key provides a proven suite of IAM solutions and we use their biometric authentication solutions including MobileAuth™ with PalmPositive™ to positively prove the user's identity, not just the hardware device, when accessing our critical systems and data. BIO-key offers us significant security advantages over traditional device-based authentication approaches offered by other vendors."

"We are thrilled to have AAA join our growing list of customers," said Mark Cochran, President of BIO-key - PortalGuard. "Centralization is one of the most critical areas on which security teams should focus to address cyber threats and limit the challenges of fragmented security access. Devising a compensative cloud security strategy starts with ensuring that the enterprise has a robust IAM program to guide cloud-related security decisions, and then deploying the right solutions, like PortalGuard IDaaS, to assert the appropriate levels of controls."

About BIO-key International, Inc. (www.BIO-key.com)BIO-key has over two decades of expertise in providing authentication technology for thousands of organizations and millions of users and is revolutionizing authentication with biometric-centric, multi-factor identity and access management (IAM) solutions, including PortalGuard that provides convenient and secure access to devices, information, applications, and high-value transactions. BIO-key's patented software and hardware solutions, with industry-leading biometric capabilities, enable large-scale on-premises and Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solutions as well as customized enterprise and cloud solutions.

About America’s Auto Auction (www.americasautoauction.com )America's Auto Auction offers a full spectrum of Dealers Services necessary to successfully complete the remarketing needs for both Buyers and Sellers. We understand the value of a customer and know that every dealership is different and has different needs.

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