BIO-key Showcasing Enterprise Biometric Authentication Solutions for Microsoft Windows Hello for Business at Microsoft Ignite 2018

WALL, N.J., Sept. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of biometric authentication and security solutions, today announced that the company will be a sponsor and exhibitor at Microsoft Ignite 2018.  As an exhibiting sponsor, BIO-key will showcase its line of Windows Hello-qualified USB fingerprint scanners for Windows Hello and Windows Hello for Business, along with its ID Director for Windows and Microsoft Azure authentication solutions.  Microsoft Ignite 2018 will be held September 24th- 28th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, and BIO-key will be located in BOOTH #1647. 

BIO-key’s compact, low-cost USB accessories for Windows Hello – SidePass, SideSwipe, SideTouch and EcoID - enhance any laptop, desktop, or thin-client with the convenience and security of the Windows Hello one-touch biometric sign-in experience, removing the friction associated with traditional authentication methods such as passwords.  As enterprises transition to Windows 10, BIO-key scanners enable all users to enjoy the benefits of a password-free, more convenient sign-in through Windows Hello for Business.

BIO-key was Microsoft’s Windows 10 for Business Launch Partner and its USB fingerprint scanners have been tested and qualified by Microsoft to bear the Windows Hello-ready mark.   At Ignite 2018, Microsoft will be demonstrating BIO-key’s devices for Windows Hello for Business in the Microsoft Security and Compliance showcase.

BIO-key will also be demonstrating its ID Director for Windows to allow organizations to offer portable biometric multi-factor authentication for retail, healthcare, call center and other roving workforces who share and move among devices.

“Enterprises have embraced BIO-key’s products for Windows 10 and Windows Hello for Business because they make an immediate impact on their operational efficiency, while allowing them to become compliant with growing multi-factor authentication mandates,” stated Jim Sullivan, BIO-key SVP Strategy and Business Development.  “We are pleased to work with Microsoft to offer solutions that allow all enterprises to benefit from Windows Hello and provide end users with some relief from password fatigue.”

Margaret Arakawa, General Manager Windows and Devices, Microsoft Corp. said, “Microsoft is pleased about BIO-key’s high-quality biometric Windows Hello security device that works seamlessly with Windows Hello for Business, providing a more personal and secure authentication experience to enterprise users.”

About BIO-key International, Inc. (
BIO-key is revolutionizing authentication with biometric solutions that enable convenient and secure access to information and high-stakes transactions. We offer alternatives to passwords, PINs, tokens, and cards to make it easy for enterprises and consumers to secure their devices as well as information in the cloud. Our premium finger scanning devices offer market-leading quality, performance and price. BIO-key also brings the power and ease of use of biometric technology to its TouchLock line of biometric and Bluetooth enabled padlocks – providing even more ways to BIO-key your world!

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