SOURCE: EzValidation

April 18, 2005 18:28 ET

EzValidation Announces Expansion Plans Due to Growing Interest in Biometric & Security Applications

Interest in Easy-To-Use Software for Secure Healthcare, Enterprise, Mobile & Consumer Electronics Applications Contributes to Growth

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2005 -- EzValidation, Inc., a supplier of easy-to-use applications software and middleware for the development of authentication protocols for security and biometric systems, announced today that it has plans in place to increase the size of its development team by 50% in the next eight months in response to the continued and growing worldwide demand for healthcare, enterprise and mobile and consumer electronics with biometric and security features.

"As a result of the security-related demand for biometric technology and EzPassport middleware and customization services, we have plans in place to expand our operations to support our growth," remarked Shoieb Yunus, CEO of EzValidation. "In the last 6 months we have seen increased interests from technology partners and customers for new applications that help our customers bring their biometric products to market faster."

Key Biometric & Security Growth Areas for EzValidation

Healthcare

In the healthcare space, EzValidation SDK and applications enable hospitals to replace passwords with hospital employee fingerprints for secure logon and patient data. Federal regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) have been the driving force in the acceptance of biometric technologies in the healthcare space.

Enterprise

For enterprise environments, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems are being secured by integrating fingerprint technology to ensure only authorized employee access the corporate resource and planning systems.

Mobile, Consumer & Electronics

In a recent survey conducted by EzValidation partner, AuthenTec, a leading supplier of fingerprint sensors for the PC, wireless, PDA and access control showed that 71% of respondents are interested in adding fingerprint sensors to protect their sensitive and personal information stored on their cellular phone (http://www.authentec.com/mediahit.cfm?mediaID=243). As a result, EzValidation is increasing the size of its development, service and support teams to help customers build fingerprint security and navigation technologies into consumer-centric products for wireless and PDA market segments.

EzValidation Products

The EzPassport Toolkit is an SDK (Software Development Kit) with the components needed to add biometric security features to Windows applications. It offers shortcuts for integrating security to any software package and includes plug-ins for fingerprint authentication, smartcard, iris, and retina, voice and face recognition technologies.

EzPassport Plus is a simple, easy-to-use fingerprint authentication software application for Windows. It offers data security, secure logon, an easy to navigate GUI and hardware interface to support security and biometric device providers.

The EzPassport Enterprise Edition for Windows applications makes it easy for IT professionals and system integrators to add biometric and security access features to Windows applications running on networked PCs.

About EzValidation

EzValidation, Inc. offers software that is used to keep private information safer. The company works with OEMs, peripheral and mobile device manufacturers, third-party software companies and system integrators to provide authentication software and services. More information is available at www.EzValidation.com.

The company is headquartered at 1244 Reamwood Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 Phone: 408-329-4360.

EzPassport Plus, EzPassport Toolkit, EzPassport Enterprise, EzValidation and EzPassport are trademarks of EzValidation, Inc. All other trademarks and tradenames are the property of their respective holders.

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