SOURCE: ImageWare Systems, Inc.

ImageWare Systems, Inc.

September 13, 2016 08:30 ET

ImageWare Systems and Fortscale Security Join Forces to Deliver the Industry's First Integrated Biometric Solution Powered by User and Entity Behavior Analytics

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 13, 2016) - ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY), the pioneer in biometric authentication, announced a new strategic partnership with Fortscale Security, a leading User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) provider. The combined solution will leverage Fortscale's award winning UEBA with ImageWare Systems' leading biometric platform to detect compromised credentials.

The joint offer will provide an unprecedented level of account security to the global enterprise security market. The companies also declare a joint strategy to continue co-developing of a broader, advanced, adaptive identity management suite.

Modeling over 100 behavioral attributes, Fortscale applies advanced machine learning to form a behavioral baseline and alert whenever an account is performing either abnormal, risky, or malicious actions. ImageWare Systems' mobile biometric user authentication solution, GoVerifyID, will be integrated with Fortscale 2.7 to verify a user's identity when abnormal behavior, such as accessing restricted enterprise resources, is detected.

The integrated solution can function either as a cloud-based or on-premise deployment, and ensures seamless integration with other existing security and access providers.

"Enterprise security pros already know that user behavior analytics, like Fortscale's, offers the best defense against credential theft, hijacking, and abuse," said Idan Tendler, founder & CEO, Fortscale. "By integrating with ImageWare System's GoVerifyID, we deliver an automated, comprehensive, and seamless federated identity management for enterprises."

"Fortscale is an industry leading product that analyzes network user behavior to determine the presence of attackers," said Jim Miller, ImageWare Systems' Chairman & CEO. "By integrating GoVerifyID with Fortscale 2.7, we are enabling better threat detection with the highest level of identity assurance."

About ImageWare Systems, Inc.
ImageWare Systems, Inc. is a leading developer of mobile and cloud-based identity management solutions, providing biometric secure credential and law enforcement technologies. Scalable for worldwide deployment, ImageWare's patented biometric product line includes a highly scalable, multi-modal biometric engine capable of working with a wide array of sensors, modalities, and algorithms. ImageWare's identity management products are used for secure credentials, national IDs, passports, driver's licenses, and smart cards as well as both application and physical access control systems. ImageWare products support a wide range of biometric modalities including, but not limited to, face, voice, fingerprint, eye, DNA, and more. 

ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in Portland, OR, Washington, D.C., Ottawa, Ontario, and Mexico. For more information on ImageWare Systems, Inc., please visit www.iwsinc.com

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About Fortscale
Fortscale ends insider threats with a totally new generation of autonomous, rule-free user and entity behavior analytics based on machine learning. With no rules to set up, Fortscale's analytics engine starts getting smarter the second you turn it on. Fortscale models your users and systems autonomously, on-the-fly. Fortscale spots anomalous behavior quickly, accurately and doesn't need constant "babysitting." It might sound like magic, but it's mostly just really good math -- and only Fortscale has it. Backed by Intel Capital and Blumberg Capital, Fortscale ends insider threats, lowers analyst stress-levels and makes your whole security operation work a whole lot better. For more information, visit fortscale.com.

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