SOURCE: BioPassword

May 07, 2007 08:00 ET

BioPassword Recognized as Laureate by Computerworld Honors Program

Global Information Technology Awards Foundation Pays Tribute to Individuals and Organizations That Use Information Technology to Benefit Society

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 7, 2007 -- BioPassword, Inc., the leader in software-only strong authentication, has been recognized as a Laureate by IDG's Computerworld Honors Program. This year's Honorees will be commemorated during the 19th annual Laureates Medal Ceremony and Gala Awards Evening on June 4, 2007 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. For almost two decades, Computerworld Honors has acknowledged those individuals and organizations that have used information technology to benefit society.

Each year, members of the chairmen's committee, a group of 100 chairman/CEOs of global technology, nominate individuals and organizations around the world whose visionary applications of information technology promote positive social and economic progress.

Independent of the Laureate recognition, the Computerworld Honors Program also annually presents its leadership awards, each designed to honor the extraordinary achievements of selected individuals whose positive contributions to the IT revolution have left an indelible mark on the world.

"Each year, the Computerworld Honors Program seeks to recognize organizations, from a variety of sectors, for their ongoing efforts to utilize technology in order to benefit society," said Bob Carrigan, chairman of the Computerworld Honors Program chairmen's committee and president, IDG Communications. "We are proud to provide a platform to publicly acknowledge these contributions."

"We are honored to be recognized by Computerworld's Honors Program for our groundbreaking authentication software that is helping organizations worldwide better protect individuals and assets," said Mark Upson, CEO of BioPassword. "This award illustrates that BioPassword is truly an innovator in the strong authentication space and signals the company's continued growth and momentum in the market."

BioPassword's software-only solutions combat fraud, stolen information assets and identity theft problems associated with using traditional password security, such as internal security breaches, unauthorized remote access, social engineering, password-cracking programs, and employee password sharing. BioPassword authenticates users by analyzing a combination of the userID and password, their keystroke biometrics (their unique typing rhythm), and knowledge-based authentication (user selected questions and answers). BioPassword's solutions include BioPassword Internet Edition for multi-factor authentication in Web-based environments and BioPassword Enterprise Edition for strong authentication in Windows Active Directory and Citrix Presentation Server environments.

About the Computerworld Honors Program

Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, the Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. In its 19th year, Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to benefit society.

Each year, the program's Chairmen's Committee, a group of 100 Chairmen/CEOs of global technology companies, nominates individuals and organizations around the world whose visionary application of information technology promotes positive social and economic progress. Nominations are evaluated by an independent board of CIO-level judges who select Laureates, Finalists and award recipients, in 10 industry related categories, to be honored at the Laureate Medal Ceremony. This year's ceremony and accompanying Gala Awards Evening will take place on June 4, 2007 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

The technology achievements honored by this program are preserved and protected in national archives, and in over 350 universities, museums and research institutions throughout the world. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies and oral histories can be found at the Computerworld Honors website: www.cwhonors.org.

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning weekly publication, Computerworld.com Web site (www.computerworld.com), focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). Computerworld leads the industry with a print audience of 1,252,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2006) and an online audience of over 2 million unique monthly visitors (Omniture).

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com.

About BioPassword

BioPassword, Inc. (www.biopassword.com), 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 www.biopassword.com/demo1.

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