BIO-key to Continue Biometric Authentication Support for Defense Customer

BIO-key has received an $800,000 follow-on contract to continue deployment of biometric authentication for an unnamed defense customer.

The agreement supports the undisclosed ministry’s efforts to protect and simplify access to its vital information system assets.

The agency will also leverage BIO-key’s solutions to expand user authentication processes into new programs and user scenarios.

Through the contract, the American firm will enable digital services access for over 30,000 users across the ministry.

Biometric Access Advantage

BIO-key’s biometric authentication capability was already integrated with the customer’s virtual desktop infrastructure to sustain secure access without requiring tokens and phones.

The company has also worked with the agency’s cybersecurity team to employ a cloud-enabled biometric authenticator with its platform to establish safe access to applications and systems in several organizational departments.

By using the biometric approach, user access will not be compromised, forgotten, or shared.

An Enhanced Relationship

The contract follows two separate awards earlier this year valued at $340,000 and $150,000.

The completion of this latest order is expected to launch further partnerships with the same customer.

“BIO-key’s relationship with this innovative customer continues to expand, as does interest from the defense vertical in general,” BIO-key Strategy SVP Jim Sullivan stated.

“We are pleased to be trusted to provide the highest level of security possible by biometrically ensuring only the right user accesses the most sensitive information.”

“BIO-key has a long history of providing very secure and robust solutions in government, defense, finance, retail, and other highly regulated industries, and we are finding that our superior user experience and cost-saving tokenless solution translates well to enterprise authentication.”

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