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I/O Software and Veridicom To Deliver Personal Authentication Package

Added: (Thu Dec 02 1999)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Comprehensive SecureSuite Software Combined With First Silicon-based Fingerprint Authentication Product

RIVERSIDE, Calif. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- I/O Software, Inc., the leading developer of versatile-authentication information security software, and Veridicom, a leading provider of fingerprint-based authentication solutions for Internet and e-business security, today announced a licensing partnership. Under terms of the agreement, Veridicom will incorporate I/O Software's SecureSuite(TM) as the preferred software bundled within Veridicom's Personal Authentication System. The combined solution is available now through Veridicom (www.veridicom.com) and its distributors. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990504/LATU100 )

"We are very excited to have Veridicom as a partner. Their products represent the most advanced sensor technology shipping today in the biometrics industry. The combination of SecureSuite software and Veridicom's 5thSense personal authentication peripheral creates a valuable yet affordable solution which many customers have been seeking," said Tas Dienes, executive vice president and COO of I/O Software.

SecureSuite from I/O Software is a suite of information security applications that enhances the security of your computer and the information stored on it, by requiring the user's identity to be verified with fingerprints and/or other biometric devices, smart cards, and tokens before allowing access. The integrated solution eliminates the need to remember passwords for logon, Internet access, and other applications by replacing them with 'just-press-here' fingerprint authentication. SecureSuite currently supports Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows 98, and will soon support Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000. The software suite includes the following applications: SecureStart(TM), which replaces the normal password-based logon and provides workstation/screen saver locking; SecureSession(TM), a password bank/single sign-on utility for Windows applications and Internet Explorer; SecureFolder(TM), a file and folder encryption system; SecureApp(TM) for application access control; and, SecureEntrust(TM), which provides Entrust Technologies® Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) support.

Veridicom's Personal Authentication System is a combination of the company's 5thSense personal authentication peripheral as well as its Confirma(TM) suite of secure software. Earlier this year, I/O Software's support was employed to formulate a suite of secure software that gained ThinkPad Proven® certification from IBM in November 1999.

"We are currently leading the industry with production shipment of silicon-based fingerprint sensors," said Naeem Zafar, vice president of Marketing for Veridicom. "Working with I/O Software, we have extended our proven authentication solution with new functionality. This relationship will work effectively to deliver the ideal authentication setup for both consumers and corporations worldwide."

About Veridicom

Veridicom is the leading supplier of fingerprint-based authentication products and is a part of the expanding Internet security infrastructure. Veridicom's products enable PC and notebook users to secure and control access to private and valuable data using a 'just-press-here' technology which replaces PINs and passwords. The first company to showcase fingerprint authentication within a comprehensive range of applications, Veridicom puts control of information and transactions back into the hands of individual users as well as the organizations they serve. Veridicom has developed a postage stamp' size silicon fingerprint sensor that can be embedded in laptops and PC peripherals. The company, an IBM ThinkPad Proven® vendor, is today shipping combined fingerprint sensor and security software solutions for laptop, desktop, and enterprise computing; access system security, and smart-card applications.

To learn more about how to purchase Veridicom products or other pertinent corporate information, visit the company's Web site at www.veridicom.com or call 408-588-9400.

About I/O Software

I/O Software, of Riverside, Calif., is a leading developer of highly versatile information security software that supports a wide range of authentication devices, which include fingerprint scanners and other biometrics, smart cards and tokens, as well as applications for internet/e-commerce such as PKI and digital certificates. I/O Software's SecureSuite product provides enhanced security for the personal computer and flexibility to users by requiring them to verify their identity with a variety of authentication devices and methods, making it one of the most supported information security software products on the market today. Information on I/O Software's products is available at www.iosoftware.com, or by calling (909) 222-7600.

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