SOURCE: BioPassword

May 08, 2007 08:00 ET

BioPassword Expands Channel Presence Through Distribution Agreement With Alternative Technology

Leading Security Distributor to Broaden Availability and Fulfill Demand for Award-Winning Multi-Factor Authentication Software

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 8, 2007 -- BioPassword, Inc., the leader in software-only strong authentication, today announced a distribution partnership with Alternative Technology, the leading specialty distributor of thin-client/server-based computing, edge infrastructure, virtualization and government-approved security solutions.

The agreement with Alternative Technology will further enhance BioPassword's robust Value-Added Reseller Program, broadening the availability and adoption of BioPassword's solutions throughout North America. It will also better enable BioPassword's channel partners to quickly meet growing demand for strong authentication software. BioPassword's unique authentication software identifies users by the rhythm of their typing and is optimized for Windows Active Directory and Citrix environments.

"BioPassword's product offering is a natural fit with Alternative Technology's Citrix channel community," said Tom Zorn, executive vice president at Alternative Technology. "BioPassword's software allows us to deliver strong authentication solutions to our resellers, ensuring that their end-users can easily and cost-effectively protect information assets while complying with new regulations. BioPassword is already a Citrix Ready partner, which facilitates effective integration with Citrix's application delivery architecture, but our long-term relationship with the Citrix channel will accelerate the adoption of the BioPassword products."

Zorn continued: "As guidelines for stronger authentication to combat fraud and identity theft become more widespread, the partnership with BioPassword will strengthen our Citrix and security offerings, enabling our resellers to continue providing the most innovative solutions on the market today."

BioPassword's software-only solutions authenticate users without the need for specialized hardware by analyzing a combination of standard login credentials (userID and password), keystroke biometrics (unique typing rhythm) and knowledge-based authentication (user selected questions and answers). BioPassword's solutions include BioPassword Internet Edition for strong authentication in Web-based environments and BioPassword Enterprise Edition for strong authentication in Windows Active Directory and Citrix Presentation Server environments.

"As a BioPassword partner that also works with Alternative Technology, we understand the value that this partnership will bring to BioPassword's VARs," said Neil Issa, CEO at Catalyst Technology Group. "Alternative Technology's thorough understanding and leadership in the Citrix and security markets will help us to supply our customers with even better services and will expand the availability of BioPassword's solutions as the need grows wider in the marketplace."

"BioPassword is dedicated to a channel model that will address our partners' growing demands for software-only multi-factor authentication that is secure, fast, accurate, easily deployable and scalable to millions of users," said Peter Brant, regional vice president of sales at BioPassword. "Alternative Technology brings a commitment to best-of-breed solutions and world-class services to guarantee BioPassword's VARs and systems integrators can successfully extend the reach of our innovative solutions."

About Alternative Technology

Alternative Technology is the leading specialty distributor for Value Added Resellers who need products and services targeted at Thin-client/Server-based Computing, Edge Infrastructure, Virtualization, Security, and Wireless markets. Driving the widespread adoption of leading-edge technologies by bridging the gaps between products and services to solve critical business problems, Alternative identifies business issues that are key to our markets and offer multi-vendor solutions that drive demand back through our reseller partners. Alternative Technology, headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Carlsbad, California, and Mississauga, Canada. Alternative Technology is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, which is a business unit of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW). For more information, go to:, e-mail: or call toll-free: 800.544.7674 (USA), or 866.240.9991 (Canada).

About BioPassword

BioPassword, Inc. (, located in Issaquah, Washington, leads the market in delivering enterprise security solutions for software-only strong authentication. BioPassword protects company and individual assets with a simple, yet powerful combination of the user's standard login credentials (userID and password), keystroke biometrics (their unique typing rhythm), and knowledge-based authentication (user selected questions and answers). BioPassword's strong authentication software is fast, accurate, transparent, scalable to millions of users and immediately deployable across the organization and the Internet without the need for expensive tokens, cards or other specialized hardware. To learn more about BioPassword visit our Web site or contact us at (425) 649-1100. For a live demonstration of BioPassword's keystroke biometrics, log onto

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