BIO-key and BeyondTrust Announce Integrated Partnership to Offer Identity-Bound Biometrics to Enhance Security for Privileged Remote Access
WALL, N.J., March 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI) an innovative provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions featuring Identity-Bound Biometrics (IBB), today announced the integration of their PortalGuard® Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) platform with BeyondTrust, a worldwide leader in intelligent identity and access security. This partnership and technology integration expands the presence of both companies in the partner ecosystem, provides enhanced security for privileged remote access and delivers a new level of confidence for customers that only authorized users are accessing critical systems, data, and applications.
Remote access pathways are targets for cyber attackers, who use them to compromise data and attain unauthorized access to IT networks. Weak authentication methods, such as improperly managed passwords, security questions that can be easily guessed by hackers, phone-based methods, and security tokens are unable to positively identify the person requesting access. Secure access is a critical need for the permanently expanded remote workforce, especially for individuals with heightened privileges, and it is crucial to take an identity-centric approach using Identity-Bound Biometrics to achieve Zero Trust.
BIO-key’s PortalGuard, integrated with BeyondTrust’s Privileged Remote Access solution that controls, manages, and audits the access of privileged employees, vendors, developers, and cloud ops engineers, now offers BeyondTrust customers a wide range of flexible authentication options, including Identity-Bound Biometrics (IBB). IBB authentication methods that use a unique biometric to identify the person and cannot be handed over, shared, stolen, or forged, make it much more difficult for unauthorized users to gain access to critical systems and data. Offering a convenient user experience will also simplify the login process for users, as they don't need to remember complex passwords, carry phones or physical tokens, and will be able to choose methods that are most convenient for them.
“The BeyondTrust Technology Alliance Program enables integrations with BeyondTrust Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions so that customerscan maximize the value of their IT security investments,” said David Manks, VP Strategic Alliances of BeyondTrust. “We are pleased to add BIO-key to our program.”
The partnership further builds BIO-key’s integrations into the ecosystem of leading providers of IAM, PAM and Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) solutions, as enterprises look to achieve a holistic identity-first and zero trust strategy. BIO-key’s solutions address critical authentication gaps by introducing Identity-Bound Biometric methods to expand the security and convenience of efficient access to critical systems, data, and applications from anywhere, at any time.
“The integration between BIO-key's PortalGuard platform and BeyondTrust's Privileged Remote Access solution will provide customers with a new level of confidence that only authorized remote users are gaining access,” said Galen Rodgers, Vice President of Channel for BIO-key International. “Combining the ability to positively identify the person requesting access using BIO-key’s Identity-Bound Biometrics with BeyondTrust’s ability to manage and audit remote access, customers experience the benefits of greater risk reduction and a comprehensive PAM solution that is designed to meet the needs of a modern organization.”
Visit BIO-key’s website to find out more about their Identity-Bound Biometrics and multi-factor authentication solutions for securing remote access.
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