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

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- 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's 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."

About Valid Technologies' VSSA

VSSA enables transaction-level strong user authentication in applications and logons cross-platform. Secure, productive, and manageable server-to-server VSSA fingerprint biometrics can add productivity, security, and compliance to every application in businesses of every size. VSSA has IBM validations for Tivoli Security and IBM SOA. Visit www.validtech.com or type VSSA in the search bar at www.ibm.com for more information.

About SecuGen

SecuGen Corporation (www.secugen.com) is the world's leading provider of advanced, optical fingerprint recognition technology, products, tools and platforms for physical and information security. SecuGen designs and develops FBI-certified fingerprint readers and OEM components, developer kits and software, including NIST/MINEX-compliant algorithms. Known for high quality, ruggedness, and performance in a wide variety of applications and environmental conditions, SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through a partner network of over 200 original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world.

SecuGen® is a registered trademark of SecuGen Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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