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Grand News Network | November 6, 2023

BIO-key Awarded $800K Follow-On Order for Biometric User Authentication from Leading Government Defense Ministry

HOLMDEL, N.J., Nov. 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BIO-key® International, Inc. (NASDAQ:BKYI), an innovative provider of workforce and customer identity and access management (IAM) solutions featuring Identity-Bound Biometrics (IBB) for phoneless, tokenless, passwordless and phish-resistant authentication experiences, announced that one of the world's most respected government defense ministries has selected and awarded BIO-key a new $800k order, leveraging a previously announced three-year purchasing agreement. The defense ministry is accelerating its deployment of BIO-key biometric authentication to secure, yet simplify, access to its most critical information systems. This order, along with portions of earlier $340k and $150K orders received in Q3'23, is expected to be recognized during Q4'23.

The defense ministry continues to expand its BIO-key user authentication deployment into new programs and user scenarios, delivering convenient phoneless, tokenless, and passwordless authentication access to digital services for over 30,000 users. BIO-key expects that expansion of the programs using its solution to additional defense ministry personnel will result in other awards in future periods.

BIO-key's secure biometric authentication platform has been integrated with the ministry's virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) capabilities to allow secure VDI-optimized biometric authentication without requiring phones or tokens. BIO-key has worked closely with the ministry's cybersecurity team to integrate state-of-the-art, cloud-enabled biometric authentication with its authentication federation platform to deliver advanced and secure biometric access to systems and applications across organizational boundaries. Because BIO-key credentials are the individuals themselves, access cannot be shared, delegated, phished, or forgotten.

Jim Sullivan, BIO-key's SVP Strategy and Chief Legal Officer, said, "When the stakes ...

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