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SecuritySolutionsWatch.com

March 04, 2015 00:01 ET

Discover, Fujitsu America, HP, Identiv, ImageWare Systems and Nok Nok Labs Are Featured on SecuritySolutionsWatch.com

RYE BROOK, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 4, 2015) - Discover Financial Services, Identiv (NASDAQ: INVE), ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY)

Discover Financial Services

Mr. Daniel Almenara, Vice President of Risk Management, Discover Financial Services, told us, "Information security risks for financial institutions have increased and are continuing to increase. Factors include the proliferation of new technologies, the use of the internet and telecommunications technologies to conduct financial transactions, and the increased sophistication and activities of activists, hackers and organized criminals. Security is a top priority for Discover and the FIDO Alliance. Both are working to make online interactions easier and more secure. At Discover, we monitor our customers' accounts to prevent, detect, investigate and resolve fraud. We also look to our work with the FIDO Alliance to help inform our authentication techniques and strategies. Our fraud prevention systems handle the authorization of Discover's application information, verification of our customers' identities, sales, processing of convenience and balance transfer checks and electronic transactions. Each and every card transaction is subject to screening, authorization and approval through a proprietary POS decision system. Discover uses a variety of techniques that help identify and halt fraudulent transactions, including adaptive models, rules-based decision-making logic, report analysis, data integrity checks and manual account reviews. We manage accounts identified by the fraud detection system through technology that integrates fraud prevention and customer service. These strategies are subject to regular reviews and enhancements to enable us to respond quickly to changing conditions, as well as to protect our customers and our business from emerging fraud activity."

For the complete interview with Mr. Daniel Almenara, Discover Financial Services, please click here or here:
http://www.securitysolutionswatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_Discover_Almenara.html

For more information Discover Financial Services

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Fujitsu America

Fujitsu and BT Prepare Customers for the Future with First IPAM-as-a-Service Leveraging Fujitsu Cloud

First IPAM-as-a-Service Equips Companies Worldwide to Manage the Exponential Growth of IP Addresses, Facilitating Rapid Deployment and Reducing Cost to Implement

Fujitsu, a leading information communication technology (ICT) company, recently announced the availability of its pay-per-use, IP Address Management-as-a-Service solution through an agreement with BT, one of the world's leading providers of communications and IPAM services and solutions. Among the first to market, this solution leverages BT Diamond IP and the Fujitsu Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service Trusted Public S5 (TPS5) platform to deliver the first "as-a-service" IP address management (IPAM) solution, which positions and prepares enterprises to manage the exponential growth of IP addresses on a pay-as-you-go basis, supporting low cost of entry and driving significantly reduced operating expense.

Through this collaboration, Fujitsu utilizes BT's IPAM product to offer not only IPAM services, but also the option for a full enterprise DHCP, DNS, IPAM (DDI) solution, providing centralized control of IP address space and supported customer-deployed DNS and DHCP servers. This provides customers improved management and administration capabilities, streamlined workflow, and better accountability and stability. Customers benefit from the assurance that their inventory of assignable IP addresses remains current and sufficient, reducing the risk of duplicate addresses, human errors and version control issues.

"With the proliferation of smartphones, mobile devices, and VoIP relying on IP-based networks, Fujitsu recognized the need to control and manage the exponential growth of IP addresses," said Will Geoghegan, cloud architect, TPS5 Cloud and ISV Partner Solutions, Fujitsu America, Inc. "We're excited about our collaboration with BT and to deliver the first cloud-based IP Address Management tool to market, offering our customers a SaaS version of BT Diamond IP for their IP address management challenges."

IPAM-as-a-Service enables customers to plan, track and manage the Internet Protocol address space with integrated DDI functions accessed through a uniform graphical user interface. It helps to improve efficiency, security and reliability of IPAM tasks and reduces the time and costs associated with network management. The solution supports IPv4 and IPv6, as well as DHCP and DNS features, to protect infrastructure investments and deliver a return on investment of 150 percent or more.

"We are pleased that Fujitsu has selected BT Diamond IP as their IPAM solution provider," said Michael Dooley, Vice President, Software Solutions for BT Diamond IP, BT. "As Internet users continue tracking exponential growth projections and deployments of Internet of Things (IoT) applications, customers face a growing need for more dynamic address management. BT's partnership with Fujitsu, using our BT Diamond IP solution, enables us to continue offering best in class IP management capabilities to our customers with an alternative implementation model through cloud delivery."

Fujitsu's IPAM-as-a-Service is available through Fujitsu to new and existing customers in North America.

For our thought leadership interview with Mr. Will Geoghegan, Cloud Architect, TPS5 Cloud & ISV Partner Solutions, Fujitsu Americas, please click here, or here: www.securitysolutionswatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_Fujitsu_Geoghegan.html

Online Resources: http://solutions.us.fujitsu.com, http://www.facebook.com/fujitsu, https://twitter.com/FujitsuAmerica, http://www.youtube.com/fujitsu

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HP Enterprise Services

Mr. Stu Hammer, Director, USPS Application Services Practice, HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector, told us, "Applications modernization has become imperative as the maintenance of 'mature' applications has increased -- consuming a disproportionate share of resources. HP aligns critical applications and infrastructure with your overall modernization program. We can help you address risk, optimize benefits and prioritize the business needs of your applications. There are some very significant benefits that we can get through modernization. We've seen between 25 and 45 percent savings in a reduction in operations cost, development cost and overall portfolio size. The approach HP uses has been successfully executed with hundreds of modernization projects -- leveraging the Advise, Transform and Manage approach, which is backed up with a strong methodology, tools and the experience to execute and de-risk the approach. What's critical in this process is to start with a complete assessment. It's mandatory that you get the plan right and you know what your portfolio, know what your application environment is so you can execute successfully. We've seen clients fail by ineffectively planning this assessment phase. If you do nothing, your costs are going to continue to rise; executing a transformation plan is critical."

For the complete interview with Stu Hammer at HP, please click here, or here: http://securitysolutionswatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_HP_Hammer.html .

For more information:
HP Application Security Solutions
Transform to the New Style of IT - HP Solutions for U.S. Public Sector

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Identiv
Identiv, Inc. (INVE), a global security technology company that provides trusted identity solutions for premises, information, and everyday items, recently announced that Identiv's uTrust TS Government Readers for premises access are now included on the U.S. government's FICAM Approved Products List (APL). The General Services Administration (GSA) lab, which is part of the Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) Testing Program, has evaluated and approved Identiv's uTrust TS Government Readers.

Identiv's uTrust TS Government Reader is specifically designed for U.S. government customers to support any existing building access system (such as Identiv, Lenel, AMAG, Honeywell, or Software House) and provide a forward path to FICAM compliance. Featuring high security with an inbuilt secure processor certified to the highest standards (EAL 6+), uTrust TS Readers support all major commercial and government access credentials, including U.S. government PIV, PIV-I, and CAC. Multiple form factors are available, including mullion and wall mount, with an upcoming keypad model.

Offering a seamless transition to standards-based network cabling, uTrust TS Readers support simultaneous Wiegand, RS485, and Ethernet communication. Four independent processors combine to deliver the fastest building entry transaction times, speeding access and reducing user frustration. One reader can be used at all building access points, delivering secure, future-proof access, while simplifying purchasing and reducing deployment and management costs.

"The uTrust TS Government Reader delivers a single cost-effective reader that supports all existing access systems and all major credential types, providing a clear path to a standards-based FICAM solution and migration to network cabling," said Jason Hart, Identiv CEO. "Identiv Channel Alliance Network partners are able to deliver a product from an American company to 100% of the U.S. government marketplace, giving customers a cost-effective solution for over 150,000 access points across all U.S. government buildings, recently mandated to adopt FICAM standards. uTrust TS Government Readers are available now and have already shipped to U.S. government customers."

Identiv's uTrust TS family of connected premises readers utilizes open, secure standards and a flexible, updatable platform design to support a broad range of access card technologies from proximity to public key infrastructure (PKI) at the door. Identiv's uTrust TS Readers enable agencies to support existing access systems and migrate to a secure U.S. government FICAM solution at a fraction of the cost of other competitive solutions.

uTrust TS Readers are available immediately through the Identiv Channel Alliance Network (ICAN) Global Partner Program and to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners through the uTrust Technology Partnership Program. Identiv's approved products on the FICAM PACS APL can be downloaded here. For more information on the FICAM Testing Program, please click here.

For the complete interview with Mr. Jason Hart, President, Identiv, please click here or here: www.securitysolutionswatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_Identiv_Hart.html

For more information www.Identiv.com

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ImageWare Systems, Inc.
ImageWare Will Combine Technologies with TransUnion to Offer Biometric Authentication for Fraud Prevention

ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) (ImageWare), a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, recently announced a new alliance with TransUnion. The alliance integrates TransUnion's ID Manager solution with ImageWare's out-of-band biometric authentication product, GoVerifyID™, allowing ImageWare to deliver advanced fraud-prevention capabilities to organizations. The relationship also helps accelerate consumer adoption of biometric authentication.

Biometric authentications, which include voice, eye, signature, fingerprint and facial recognition, provide an additional layer of fraud defense to TransUnion's and ImageWare's customers. Through the relationship, consumer identities will be thoroughly analyzed using both biometric signatures and the TransUnion ID Manager platform. Both TransUnion and ImageWare customers will benefit from new seamless access to these fraud prevention tools.

"In the past 12 months, the scope and frequency of data breaches have placed a growing burden on U.S. consumers who are often frustrated with inadequate, excessive or ineffective responses to compromised data," said Jeff Brown, vice president of identity risk solutions at TransUnion. "Through our relationship with ImageWare, we can offer customers an added level of fraud defense that helps them quickly establish a trusted relationship with consumers."

Identity verification tools help organizations verify and ensure the correct customer is accessing information or accounts, which reduces risk exposure and potential loss. With biometric authentications, organizations can ensure they are integrating advanced fraud-prevention capabilities, while gaining additional consumer trust in their security procedures.

"Biometrics are the key to effective and seamless security in mobile channels," said Jim Miller, chairman and CEO of ImageWare. "TransUnion has a record of innovation in fraud solutions for businesses and consumers. This integration with the TransUnion ID Manager platform allows us to quickly enroll users while enhancing the security of a rapidly-growing technology to the benefit of both of our customers." For more information: www.iwsinc.com/imageware-to-combine-technologies-with-transunion

ImageWare also recently announced...

ImageWare Systems Debuts Biometrics-as-a-Service Identity Authentication Solution Combined With FUJITSU Retail Solution Market Place

"GoVerifyID™ software application will be demonstrated within an omni-channel workflow transacting with the FUJITSU Retail Solution Market Place. The demo, with GoVerifyID identity authentication running on the FUJITSU Cloud IaaS Trusted Public S5, will be shown at next week's Fujitsu Forum in Munich, Germany.

FUJITSU Retail Solution Market Place is an omni-channel Point of Service (PoS) application that allows retailers to significantly simplify and enhance the customer shopping experience and increase revenue while reducing IT costs. FUJITSU Market Place achieves this by supporting enterprise-wide transaction and order fulfillment to deliver a consistent and seamless buying experience to customers across traditional point of service, online and mobile channels.

FUJITSU Market Place breaks down the barrier between orders and in-store shopping by combining both in a single transaction. For customers, this means consistent pricing, promotions and customer experience whether online, in-store or using a mobile device. Combined with the IWS Identity Authentication Solution, retailers and customers can be more secure in their transaction processing, ensuring that the person attempting the transaction has been authenticated and verified. The result is a lower risk of transaction fraud, whether online or in a physical retail store.

"We are very pleased to demonstrate ImageWare Systems' Biometrics-as-a-Service Identity Authentication Solution at Fujitsu Forum in Munich," stated Rowan Cape, director of Global Retail Software Solutions at Fujitsu America, Inc. "Adding IWS's fast and powerful biometric authentication to transaction processing elevates the level of trust that can be established between retailers and their customers, minimizing the overall risk of fraud from the entire retail operation."

The IWS GoVerifyID identity authentication solution, in addition to being algorithm and hardware agnostic, enables plug-n-play technology and can be deployed globally as an enterprise end-to-end or modular solution that can be implemented in a matter of hours rather than days or weeks. GoVerifyID, which is a part of the GoCloudID platform that includes a software development kit (SDK), enables rapid integration into existing company programs and applications.

"Through our partnership with Fujitsu and their global omni-channel commerce solution, FUJITSU Market Place, the demonstration shows we can bring convenience and biometric-based security to retailing and 'e-tailing' via the omni-channel functions that Fujitsu Market Place addresses, improving customer service and overall enterprise efficiency," says Jim Miller, Chairman and CEO of ImageWare. For more information: www.iwsinc.com/imageware-debuts-biometrics-as-a-service-with-fujitsus-retail-solution-market-place

To learn more about ImageWare Systems GoVerifyID, please go to: http://iwsinc.com/products/goverifyid/

For the complete interview with Jim Miller, ImageWare Systems, Chairman and CEO, please click here or here: www.securitystockwatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_ImageWare.html

For more information: www.iwsinc.com

And, for more information about the Fujitsu Cloud ISV Program...
please click here, or here: www.securitysolutionswatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_Fujitsu_Geoghegan.html
for our thought leadership interview with...
Mr. Will Geoghegan, Cloud Architect, TPS5 Cloud & ISV Partner Solutions, Fujitsu Americas.

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Nok Nok Labs

Nok Noks Labs recently announced that, "AGNITiO, worldwide market leader in voice biometrics, and fellow FIDO Alliance founding member Nok Nok Labs (NNL), an innovator in modern authentication, have announced the immediate availability of FIDO Ready™ products with the Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) protocol. AGNITiO is the first and only voice biometrics company with a FIDO Ready UAF product.

The FIDO UAF specification is defined by the FIDO Alliance as delivering a "passwordless" experience, where a user is able to use a form of biometric authentication on their local device, like voice, fingerprint or facial recognition to securely log in and perform a transaction. Once a user is registered, they simply repeat the local authentication action whenever they need to authenticate to a specific service, without the need to enter a password. FIDO UAF also allows for multi-factor authentication, where multiple authentication methods, such as a voiceprint and finger swipe, are used together to increase security.

AGNITiO Voice iD and the NNL™ S3 Authentication Suite are ready today to be integrated into a mobile application to perform voiceprint-based strong authentication. This combination allows users of online, mobile, and point-of-sale applications to conveniently access sites and services, and perform transactions that are more secure, private, and easier-to-use than passwords.

"The next paradigm shift in user authentication needs to perfectly balance privacy with security and convenience, and there is no technology that addresses these requirements as effectively as Voice iD," said Emilio Martinez, CEO of AGNITiO. "The theft of personal information is more prevalent today than ever before, and the only way to prevent it is to look beyond passwords, and move to truly multi-modal authentication protocols. Nok Nok's FIDO solutions allow us to simply and easily deliver FIDO-based solutions for our customers, bringing us closer to truly secure online transactions than ever before."

"This partnership with AGNITiO is a major step on the path towards a more secure online environment that meets the needs of deploying organizations and users," said Phillip Dunkelberger, CEO of Nok Nok Labs. "Now that the FIDO Alliance has released its final 1.0 specifications, we expect to see accelerated momentum. Offerings such as this voice biometric capability that combine ease of use and security will help to overcome the deficiencies of the insecure username/password scheme."

"Since FIDO 1.0 standards were published at the end of 2014, FIDO Alliance members have been moving fast to make simpler, stronger authentication a reality for users and organizations worldwide," said FIDO Alliance Executive Director Brett McDowell. "The partnership between AGNITiO and Nok Nok Labs showcases how FIDO standards enable different modalities for strong authentication to a world desperate to move beyond password security."

For more information, please click here or https://www.noknok.com/what-they-say/press-releases/agnitio-and-nok-nok-labs-partner-bring-world%E2%80%99s-first-fido-ready%E2%84%A2-voice .

TRADE SHOWS

CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS AMERICA 2015
May 5-7, 2015
Washington, DC
www.cartes-america.com

CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS AMERICA is a new business event designed to promote smart technologies in the large and dynamic North American market. CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS AMERICA combines a high level conference program with international experts and a comprehensive exhibition featuring the most representative companies in the industry.

They will present their latest innovative technologies in card manufacturing, payment solutions, identification and authentication solutions, mobility and digital security. They will benefit from a booming market with the potential deployment of EMV standard, the arrival of NFC-enabled mobile phones and the numerous e-government and security applications. Based on the international success and development of the existing CARTES events, the organizer of CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS AMERICA will provide a high level business event for all the decision makers in the smart security industry.

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The World of Cloud Computing All in One Place!
Cloud Computing - Big Data - Internet of Things - SDDC - WebRTC - DevOps
Join Us at Cloud Expo New York June 9-11
http://www.cloudcomputingexpo.com/

Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS -- software, platform, and infrastructure as a service. Cloud Expo is the single show where delegates and technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of the cloud.

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Connect:ID - An Exploration of Physical & Digital Identity in the 21st Century
Walter E. Washington Convention Centre, Washington, DC, USA
Conference: March 23-25, 2015 - Exhibition: March 24-25, 2015

Science Media Partners Ltd and the International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA) will power the visionary, international conference and exhibition -- connect:ID -- that focuses on all aspects of personal identity and the opportunities for its management in both the physical and digital worlds.

Taking place on March 23-25, 2015, in the heart of Washington, DC, connect:ID will unite solutions adopters and stakeholders from the four corners of the globe and will explore the development and fusion of multiple advanced identity technologies -- including biometrics, secure credentials and digital identity systems.

Contact: Janine Bill, Exhibition Sales & Sponsorship Manager at Tel No: +44 (0) 1189 843209 or by email at: j.bill@sciencemediapartners.com. www.connectidexpo.com

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Counter Terror Expo is the leading international event dedicated to mitigating the threat of terrorism.
April 21-22, 2015, Olympia, London
www.counterterrorexpo.com

Over 10,000 attendees involved in the protection and security of private and public interests come from across the globe to explore solutions for threat mitigation, protection against attacks and to understand the risks they face. The exhibition, featuring over 300 exhibitors, showcases the latest counter terror technology and solutions. In recent years it has been the launch platform for some of the most innovative products on the market.

Click here to register as a visitor (http://clarion.circdata-solutions.co.uk/Microsites/RFG/publish/CTX15/)
Click here to find out more about exhibiting (https://www.counterterrorexpo.com/page.cfm/Action=Form/FormID=1/t=m )

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ISC West
April 15-17, 2015
Sands Expo, Las Vegas, NV

ISC West sponsored by SIA (Security Industry Association), is currently the largest physical security tradeshow in North America and is the security industry's premier launching pad for new products, solutions and technologies. Each year, ISC West hosts over 1,200 international and domestic security product manufacturer companies and over 30,000 security professionals. In addition to the 10,000+ products featured on the Show floor, ISC West offers business critical education sessions on the newest technologies in security, with more than 60 sessions designed for every security professional. SIA Education@ISC West will provide the latest insights and applications for security professionals involved in every segment of the industry. It is the security industry's broadest offering of education, developed by the industry, designed to take today's security professional to the next level. Learn more here or here: http://www.iscwest.com/?campaignid=61853089&iusercampaignid=84956669

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TEC 2015 | Westminster, CO | May 4-8, 2015 | www.psatec.com

TEC 2015, presented by PSA Security Network, is the premier education and networking event that is open to all professionals in the physical security industry.

TEC features an entire week of education, networking, dedicated exhibit hours that do not conflict with education sessions, and custom learning paths designed to benefit a company's entire team from the business owner to sales, marketing, operations and technical professionals. In addition to all new sessions, TEC 2015 will feature a NEW cybersecurity track designed to provide practical solutions and applications that build on the education program provided at the PSA Cybersecurity Congress held in January 2015.

TEC also boasts a comprehensive registration package that includes access to the keynote address, all networking events, meals, and all non-certification courses at no additional cost, ensuring attendees get access to all that TEC has to offer. Registration opens February 23 at www.psatec.com.  

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RFID JOURNAL LIVE !
April 15-17, 2015
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, Calif.
http://www.rfidjournalevents.com/live/

RFID Journal LIVE! is the world's largest and most important event focused on radio frequency identification and related technologies. Now in its 13th year, LIVE! features more than 200 exhibitors from around the world. The conference program, which feature more than 100 sessions -- including more than 50 new end-user case studies -- is comprised of preconference seminars, the main conference (keynotes and tracks) and post-conference master classes and workshops.

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SDW 2015 - The Global Hub For Next Generation Citizen & Government ID Solutions
QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London, UK
Conference: 9-11 June 2015 - Exhibition 10-11 June 2015

SDW 2015 (Security Document World) -- the world's leading document security show -- focuses on ePassports, visas, driving licenses, national IDs, worker credentials, advanced border control, anti-counterfeiting, fraud detection, and much more. The event will provide a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and on the new cutting-edge secure infrastructure now required to produce and use these advanced documents in live situations. Plus, a special focus on Biometrics, Document Fraud Detection and Intelligent Border Control.

Contact: Janine Bill, Exhibition Sales & Sponsorship Manager at Tel No: +44 (0) 1189 843209 or by email at: j.bill@sciencemediapartners.com www.sdw2014.com

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