Leading Saudi Arabia Healthcare Procurement Provider Selects BIO-key for Secure Data Access, Including Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) and Single Sign-On (SSO), for Approximately 15,000 Users

MADRID, Spain and WALL, N.J., Sept. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 that its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) business (formerly Swivel Secure Europe) has deployed AuthControl Sentry for a leading Saudi Arabia Healthcare Procurement Provider in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The authentication solution will protect approximately 15,000 employee and supplier users with secure Multi-factor (MFA) access with Single Sign-on (SSO) capabilities for all of its web and legacy applications. The client is the largest value-driven and centralized health care procurement, re-exporting, warehousing, and distribution company for pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and supplies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The objective of this project was to centralize all web and legal applications in a unified portal to provide employees and suppliers across the Middle East with secure access to applications. Using the AuthControl Sentry solution will reduce password reset requests by removing the need for authentication to four or five different applications typically required to send a pharmaceutical or medical package through a courier.

"We are proud to help streamline the procurement process for one of the largest and most trusted suppliers to hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. Secure, reliable authentication is vital for delivering urgent medicines to patients in need. Reducing time and friction in the authentication process can improve the delivery of healthcare services and even save lives. For example, authentication for four common software applications that took an average of four minutes before has been reduced to just one minute using our AuthControl Sentry solution. This solution saves time and increases the productivity and reliability of healthcare procurement processes," said Alex Rocha, Managing Director, BIO-key EMEA.

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 its PortalGuard IAM solution 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 cloud-based Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solutions and customized enterprise solutions. Swivel Secure Europe, S.A, is a 100% owned BIO-key IAM solutions provider based in Madrid, Spain, that serves the European, Middle East, and African markets.

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