Adoption of BIO-key's PortalGuard® Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) Platform Accelerates as Customers Seek Cloud-Based Approach to Enterprise-wide Identity Management

Wall Township, New Jersey, UNITED STATES


WALL, N.J., April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of identity and access management (IAM) solutions powered by biometrics, today announced that Barstow Community College and Southeastern Illinois College selected the PortalGuard® IDaaS Platform, further demonstrating continued strong growth in customer adoption for the company’s cloud-based IAM solution. PortalGuard IDaaS provides enhanced IAM security while empowering workforces and institutions to access enterprise applications across any device and work or educational environment. Organizations should consider IDaaS as an opportunity to streamline IAM processes, optimize the user experience, and provide an enterprise-wide access security approach that supports both on-premises as well as cloud-based environments.

With PortalGuard IDaaS, Barstow Community College and Southeastern Illinois College sought to migrate their enterprise IAM strategy to the cloud with a predictable low cost, scalability, 24/7 availability, and rapid time to value. BIO-key provides its customers relief from the overhead associated with infrastructure support and the specialized staffing needed to operate common on-premises solutions while allowing for faster deployments and built-in, continuous maintenance and upgrades. PortalGuard significantly improves user access by providing single sign-on to applications while replacing approaches that can be challenging for the customer’s IT team to manage and support.

"Many of our customers are opting for the benefits IDaaS, and we are excited to extend our business relationships and provide this next-level IAM security service to them," said Mark Cochran, President of BIO-key - PortalGuard. "It is so important to find the right company to handle your IDaaS needs, and our customers continue to put their trust in our cloud experts to guide them through security improvements. We have created a consultative partnership with our customers to help them meet their requirements for improving the end-user experience while delivering secure access to critical applications and data.”

About BIO-key International, Inc. (www.bio-key.com)
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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