SOURCE: BioPassword

October 25, 2007 08:00 ET

BioPassword Extends Authentication Platform With Support for Citrix Access Gateway Enterprise

Leading Provider of Strong Authentication Software Delivers Most Innovative Approach to Securing Remote Access for Broad Range of Citrix Customers

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - October 25, 2007) - BioPassword, Inc., the leader in software-only strong authentication, today introduced enhancements to BioPassword® Enterprise Edition with expanded remote access integration for Citrix Access Gateway™ Enterprise. BioPassword Enterprise Edition is the industry's first multi-factor authentication software platform that combines the three keys of identification for secure access to deliver accurate, ubiquitous verification from any keyboard. BioPassword authenticates users with keystroke biometrics (something users are), knowledge-based authentication (something users know) and one-time passwords (something users have -- mobile devices).

By 2009, the global mobile workforce is expected to grow by more than 20% with 878 million people working remotely, according to a study by IDC. At the same time, the proliferation of identity theft continues to grow as nearly 250,000 complaints were filed last year alone, according to the Federal Trade Commission. As organizations across the globe struggle to meet the demands of securing remote access for their users, they are also tasked with ensuring workflow is not interrupted. The combination of Citrix Access Gateway and BioPassword's authentication software offers enterprises a complete platform that ensures secure access to the corporate network with no change in user behavior.

BioPassword Enterprise Edition uses a simple, yet powerful, combination of the user's standard logon credentials (user name and password), and applies keystroke biometrics (their unique typing rhythm) as a second authentication factor. In addition, BioPassword authenticates with one-time passwords (single use password delivered to your mobile device) or knowledge-based authentication (user selected questions and answers).

With this latest release, BioPassword is the only authentication software vendor to cover the complete Citrix product line with support for Citrix Presentation Server™, Citrix Password Manager™, and Citrix Access Gateway. BioPassword was among the first vendors to participate in the launch of Citrix Systems, Inc.'s Citrix Ready™, an initiative to help customers identify third-party solutions that add the greatest value in Citrix-driven environments.

"BioPassword's expanded support for Citrix Access Gateway Enterprise Edition helps ensure organizations can easily and efficiently deliver their applications to users, no matter where they are," said Klaus Oesterman, VP and GM for the Application Networking Group, Citrix Systems. "The integration of BioPassword's unique software platform supports the fast growing adoption of the enterprise edition of Access Gateway and our ongoing commitment to providing customers with the most innovative and secure remote access capabilities on the market."

"Our expanded partnership with Citrix is the result of a growing demand for effective, easy-to-use authentication for remote access," said David Forsch, vice president of partner marketing at BioPassword. "As the leading provider of a biometric authentication software platform, BioPassword will continue to attract partnerships with industry leaders to provide the most complete solution for secure access on the market."

Availability and Pricing

Enterprise Edition 4.0 offers a cost-effective solution for securing access, at one-third the price of tokens; a one-year subscription is priced at $19 per user. For more information, please contact sales@biopassword.com.

About BioPassword, Inc.

BioPassword, Inc. (www.biopassword.com), located in Issaquah, Washington, leads the market in providing award-winning strong authentication software for organizations seeking a solution that delivers high security with no change in user behavior at the lowest available cost. Unlike expensive authentication products which rely on hardware tokens or biometric readers, BioPassword uses a simple, yet powerful, combination of the user's standard logon credentials (user name and password), and applies keystroke biometrics (their unique typing rhythm) as a second authentication factor. In addition, BioPassword offers complementary software authentication factors such as knowledge-based authentication (user selected questions and answers) or software one-time passwords (single use password delivered to your mobile device) to create the only authentication solution that makes available -- something you know with something you are and something you have. BioPassword is accurate, secure, scalable to millions of users and immediately deployable across the enterprise and the Internet without impacting users. To learn more about BioPassword visit our Web site or contact us at (425) 649-1100. For an online demonstration of BioPassword's keystroke biometrics, log onto www.biopassword.com/demo1.

BioPassword® is a registered trademark of BioPassword, Inc. Citrix®, Citrix Access Gateway™, Citrix Presentation Server™ and Citrix Ready™ are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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