BIO-key Introduces OmniPass Consumer, a Biometric-Secured Password Manager Enabling One-Touch Sign-In to Websites and Apps

January 22 12:59 2018 Print This Article

WALL, N.J., Jan. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ:BKYI), an innovative provider of biometric software and hardware systems and consumer products offering strong and convenient security and user access, today introduced OmniPass Consumer, a secure fingerprint biometric-enabled password manager that solves the challenge of securely managing and utilizing complex, secure and unique passwords for each of your online apps, services or accounts. OmniPass Consumer is available free of charge to users of BIO-key’s line of compact fingerprint readers, including SideSwipe, SideTouch, and EcoID

Using one of BIO-key’s compact fingerprint readers on a Microsoft Windows device, consumers can now securely access any website or app with a simple swipe or touch of their finger. Once the consumer’s identity is confirmed by their fingerprint, OmniPass Consumer logs them into the desired application or website utilizing a user ID and complex password securely stored in an online vault.

OmniPass protects user data using biometric technology, solves the problem of multiple passwords and poor password practices (simple passwords that are written down on a notepad) and increases security, all while simplifying the end user experience. OmniPass also encrypts and decrypts password data and stores it securely in an online vault, providing yet another level of online security and convenience.

BIO-key introduced its line of compact fingerprint readers in 2015 to enable biometric sign-in for Windows devices. That capability was later extended to allow biometric access to almost a dozen different websites/applications using Windows Hello. Now the introduction of OmniPass Consumer extends the use of secure biometric sign in to virtually any website or app – while also providing a secure online vault in which to store unique and complex passwords that are strongly recommended to secure access to each website or application.

Scott Mahnken, VP Marketing, BIO-key, commented, “We all suffer from password fatigue, whether it is trying to remember or manage dozens if not hundreds of passwords, or suffering through the ‘password death spiral’ to recover or reset a forgotten password, only to struggle with keeping track of the new information. With the launch of OmniPass Consumer, BIO-key is delivering a new level of security and convenience to consumers who recognized their methods posed risks, but had no secure or convenient alternative. With this convenient new solution, you will no longer have an excuse (nor the need) to use or reuse the same simple password across many sites or applications, because OmniPass will automatically enter and keep track of complex passwords.”

Purchase SideSwipe, SideTouch, and EcoID along with OPC on Amazon for $39.99. Customers that have already purchased a BIO-key reader can receive a link to download OmniPass free of charge by contacting [email protected]

About BIO-key International, Inc. (www.bio-key.com)
BIO-key is revolutionizing authentication with biometric solutions that enable convenient and secure access to information and high-stakes transactions. We offer alternatives to passwords, PINs, tokens and cards that make it easy for enterprises and consumers to secure their devices as well as information in the cloud. BIO-key provides NIST approved biometric algorithms and software solutions, complemented with a line of finger scanning devices offering market-leading quality and performance. BIO-key has also launched a line of TouchLock biometric and Bluetooth enabled padlocks, including travel and bicycle locks, bringing the security and ease-of-use of biometric technology to a wide variety of applications.

BIO-key Safe Harbor Statement
All statements contained in this press release other than statements of historical facts are “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”). The words “estimate,” “project,” “intends,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based on management’s beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to the “safe-harbor” provisions of the Act. These statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those included within or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, our ability to develop new products and evolve existing ones, customer and market acceptance of biometric solutions generally and our specific offerings, our ability to expand sales within existing customer relationships, and our ability to attract and retain key personnel.  For a more complete description of these and other risk factors that may affect the future performance of BIO-key International, Inc., see “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to disclose any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date made.

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