BIO-key and European IT Services Provider Applied Technologies Team to Deliver Company-Wide Biometric Authentication Solution to a European Consumer Services Provider

Wall Township, New Jersey, UNITED STATES

WALL, N.J., Oct. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of biometric authentication and security solutions, today announced that its newly established reseller partnership with Applied Technologies has secured an order to provide a biometric authentication solution to a consumer facing service provider that was seeking to enhance its network security by reducing its reliance on passwords.

The customer is using BIO-key’s core biometric software engine, WEB-key 4.0, in combination with BIO-key’s ID Director for Windows solution. These solutions integrate easily with Microsoft’s Active Directory network access platform to deliver the security and convenience of biometric authentication company wide. The customer also selected BIO-key’s FIPS compliant PIV-Pro fingerprint scanners. PIV-Pro scanners are often used in highly regulated industries as they offer the highest level of accuracy and performance.

Applied Technologies provides a wide range of IT services, consulting, equipment and hardware as well as managed network services. Its focus is on delivering secure, user-friendly and cost-effective IT infrastructure solutions and technology in compliance with EU and Slovak registration.

“This customer and new partner success comes just two weeks after launching our Customer Alliance Partner program for MSP’s, VAR’s and security integrators such as Allied Technologies,” stated Mike DePasquale, Chairman & CEO, BIO-key. “Clearly, the most effective way for BIO-key to address the full range of enterprise cybersecurity challenges is by partnering with IT experts that regularly interface with customers and discuss their security issues. Through this process, our partners learn the value our products deliver as well as our responsiveness to their support inquiries,” added DePasquale.

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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