Mahoning County Sheriff's Office Replaces Passwords with Fingerprint
Biometrics for Access to IT Systems
CHANHASSEN, Minn. and WALL, N.J., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/-- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, and its partner Sig-Tec, a leader in identity and access management software solutions, announced today the successful deployment of a fingerprint biometrics-based identity and access management system at the Mahoning County (OH) Sheriff's Office. The Mahoning agency is one of the first in the nation to use fingerprint biometrics instead of passwords to secure computer workstations and the software applications and databases that reside on them.
With Sig-Tec's identity and access management (IdAM) software solution for Strong Authentication and password management (AppStarter Single Sign On) integrated with BIO-key's Vector Segment Technology(TM) (VST) toolset, for fingerprint biometrics capture and verification, authorized staff can now access the Mahoning County Sheriff's office network and applications quickly and securely with the touch of their finger.
Administrators faced with the challenge of reducing IT costs are utilizing the partnership's biometric solution to reduce help desk workload, eliminating the need to handle forgotten passwords and password resets. Additionally, this solution is more secure than conventional passwords and is preferred by users since it is more convenient than managing a multitude of complex passwords that require constant change in order to satisfy IT security requirements. Biometric authentication also removes the possibility of passwords being inappropriately shared, forgotten or stolen.
In the first deployment phase, the enhanced authentication process will
be used within Mahoning County's correctional facilities, where secure
access to systems and data is especi
|SOURCE BIO-key International, Inc.|
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