BioNetrix Extends Authentication Suite to Support Gemplus Smart Cards

BioNetrix Authentication Software Platform Integrates With GemSAFE(TM)(SM) Smart Card Technology to Deliver Enhanced Web Application Security

LAS VEGAS, May 14 /PRNewswire/ — BioNetrix Systems Corporation(TM), a leading provider of authentication management solutions for enterprise and Internet security, announced that the company will extend its authentication software platform, the BioNetrix Authentication Suite(TM), to support Gemplus’ GemSAFE family of smart card solutions. Once the integration is completed next month, organizations will be able to implement and centrally manage GemSAFE smart cards along with other authentication technologies to enhance their enterprise and Web application security.

Gemplus provides complete smart card solutions for telecommunications, financial services and e-business. The GemSAFE suite is a corporate and financial security solution, enabling enterprises to protect their business communications. Similar in size to today’s plastic payment card, the smart card has a microprocessor or memory chip embedded in it. As an access-control and authentication device, Gemplus smart cards protect personal and business data by making this information available only to the appropriate users.

“A smart card can restrict the use of information to an authorized person by safely storing user credentials,” said Sven Hammar, Vice President E- Business Security for Gemplus Americas. “However, if this information is transmitted via the Web or telephone, our customers may also want to deploy an additional form of authentication. The BioNetrix solution conveniently addresses this by enabling an organization to utilize a combination of authentication devices across multiple channels.”

The BioNetrix Authentication Suite, which supports more than 20 authentication methods and the largest number of applications in the industry, is a middleware platform that allows organizations to deploy a variety of authentication policies, creating customized security solutions that are appropriate to the given environment. In addition, users only need to be enrolled once to be authenticated anywhere in the corporate network.

“High value Internet computing has created broad demand for advanced authentication technologies, such as Gemplus smart cards, that protect applications from unauthorized users and hacker attacks,” said John Ticer, president and CEO of BioNetrix. “Our ability to support Gemplus solutions means organizations will be able to incorporate and manage smart card technology in their enterprise security frameworks quickly and easily.”

About BioNetrix

BioNetrix extends information security to the network’s edge — the intersection where people access information — through a centrally managed authentication platform that allows organizations to control who accesses their critical applications, transactions and data. The company’s flagship product, the BioNetrix Authentication Suite(TM), reduces costs and increases security in all computing environments through the deployment and management of advanced authentication technologies — from passwords, tokens and smart cards to biometrics. Recent industry accolades for the BioNetrix Authentication Suite include Network Computing’s “Well-Connected” and “Editor’s Choice” awards, and Network World’s “World-Class” and “Best of the Tests” awards. Computerworld also named BioNetrix one of the “Top 100 Emerging Companies to Watch in 2001.” Privately held, BioNetrix is headquartered in Vienna, Va., and is accessible via the Web at http://www.bionetrix.com .

BioNetrix Systems Corporation, BioNetrix and the BioNetrix Authentication Suite are trademarks of BioNetrix Systems Corporation. All other product, trademark, company or service names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. 2001 Gemplus S.A. All rights reserved. Gemplus is a registered trademark and service mark of Gemplus S.A. GemSAFE is a trademark and service mark of Gemplus S.A.




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