BIO-key's Cloud-Based PortalGuard® Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) Platform Expands Footprint to Over 55 California Community Colleges with Addition of Mendocino College

Wall Township, New Jersey, UNITED STATES

WALL, N.J., April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of identity and access management (IAM) solutions powered by biometrics, today announced the company’s footprint in providing security solutions for higher education continues to grow within the California Community College System with more than fifty-five colleges now under support. Most recently, Mendocino College has selected BIO-key’s PortalGuard IDaaS solution to enhance its online user experience, secure critical enterprise application access, and reduce IT resource-related expenses.

PortalGuard IDaaS will significantly improve user access by providing secure single sign-on to applications, including O365, G-Suite, Canvas, and Ellucian, among others, while replacing Shibboleth IdP, which can be challenging to manage and support. PortalGuard will also enable Mendocino College to reduce up to 95% of their IT help desk costs related to password resets with PortalGuard’s robust self-service password reset capabilities, providing the college with quick time to value. PortalGuard IDaaS has experienced rapid growth from new and existing customers across multiple industries, including education, healthcare, manufacturing, finance, and government, looking to improve their security posture and migrate their IAM strategy to the cloud.

"We are pleased to expand our long-term relationship with the California Community College System," said Mark Cochran, President of BIO-key - PortalGuard. "Higher Education institutions are seeking a partner to assist them with their strategic cloud initiatives and meet the demands for a highly scalable and redundant IAM solution. PortalGuard provides powerful features that strengthen the institution's security posture while also improving the user experience for students, educators, and the IT organization.”

About BIO-key International, Inc. (
BIO-key is revolutionizing authentication with biometric-centric, multi-factor identity and access management (IAM) solutions, including its PortalGuard IAM solution, that provide convenient and secure access to devices, information, applications, and high-value transactions. BIO-key's proprietary software and hardware solutions, with industry-leading biometric capabilities, enable large-scale on-premise and Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solutions, including customized enterprise and cloud solutions.

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