SOURCE: Privaris Inc.

March 11, 2008 08:30 ET

Privaris Expands Global Market Presence With Certified System Integrator Program

Broadens the International Footprint of Its plusID Personal Biometric Token With Successful Reseller Partner Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - Privaris, a leading provider of personal, wireless identity verification solutions, today announces that its Certified System Integrator (CSI) program for reseller partners has seen significant growth in the last quarter, increasing the global sales and support for Privaris' plusID personal biometric security tokens. In the past quarter, Privaris has increased its commercial resellers by 60 percent, bringing the total number of partners worldwide to 46. Recent additions include Convergint, ITG Solutions, Inc., UHL Company, VOTUM Technology Group, Floyd Total Security, and Environmental Systems, Inc. Complementing Privaris' worldwide network of distributors and OEM partners, these companies provide end users with local support and the services they need as they undertake new identity management initiatives.

Privaris' CSI program provides resellers around the world with the marketing and sales support they need to make the new trend of "personal biometrics" a core part of their security business. All partners must complete Privaris' product training to become fully certified, ensuring that all customers receive the support they need from their respective distributor.

"Privaris' identity verification solutions are a great addition to our secure identification product lines," said Jeff Kruse, General Manager of TransTech Systems, a specialty distributor of identification systems, components and supplies including both physical and logical access control products, and a longtime Privaris partner. "Biometric security is one of the most requested items and Privaris is probably the most convenient entry into this market. Privaris' technology is a perfect add-on to existing access systems. It doesn't just open doors to buildings, it opens doors to new business."

"i-Lock is very proud to be appointed a strategic business partner of Privaris Inc. in the U.K., Ireland and Southern Africa," said Coby Maree, Managing Director, i-Lock. "The innovative and leading-edge nature of the award-winning plusID product family provides i-Lock with a unique marketing opportunity. We look forward to a very successful and long-term business relationship with Privaris."

In an effort to meet the global demand for secure, personal identity verification solutions, for both physical and IT access control, Privaris has also expanded reseller relationships beyond the U.S. U.K., Ireland, and South Africa, to the Netherlands, Poland, South America, Australia, India, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Dubai.

"We are very pleased to be working with some of the best resellers in the security industry to propel the adoption of plusID and further the trend in personal, wireless biometrics," said John Petze, President and CEO, Privaris. "Security breaches, both physical and logical, occur every day, proving that traditional means of identity verification for access control are no longer adequate. We're dedicated to providing our global reseller partners with the resources they need to effectively bolster their offerings, in turn enabling them to offer their customers the most effective and convenient identity verification solutions on the market."

Privaris' plusID is the industry's first line of personal biometric identity verification tokens for both physical and logical access that allows for rapid integration by working seamlessly with existing physical and logical security systems -- no installation required. plusID is tamper resistant and ensures personal privacy by performing all biometric processing, including matching, on the user's personal device, rather than an external database. The product family provides secure access to multiple facilities, computers and networks by adding the heightened security of biometrics through a convenient and cost-effective delivery model that suits the needs of today's channel and reseller distributors.

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About Privaris

Privaris Inc. focuses its technology expertise on the intersection of high security biometric applications and an individual's right to personal privacy. Privaris' wireless, personal biometric products work with existing physical and logical security infrastructure to authenticate the identity of an individual prior to that individual being granted access to facilities, IT resources, services and transactions. Privaris' plusID line is the 2007 Access Control and Security Systems Product of the Year. Privaris Inc. is a privately-held Delaware corporation with its headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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