On-Premises Customers Continue to Migrate to BIO-key’s Cloud-Based PortalGuard Identity-as-a-Service Authentication Solution

WALL, N.J., April 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of workforce and customer identity and access management (IAM) solutions featuring Identity-Bound Biometrics (IBB), today announced that three additional customers have elected to migrate current on-premises deployments of PortalGuard® to the PortalGuard IDaaS® cloud platform. The latest PortalGuard IDaaS migration customers are:

Leon County Supervisor of Elections - Tallahassee, Florida
Unity College - New Gloucester, Maine
Rockford University - Rockford, Illinois

Migrating to the PortalGuard IDaaS enterprise security platform allows BIO-key’s customers to modernize their IT infrastructure according to best practices, consolidate and centralize operations, and distribute access to cloud services as needed, thus increasing efficiency and lowering total cost of ownership, while protecting applications from cyberattacks.

Potential security breaches, remote workforces, increasing security standards and cybersecurity insurance requirements are factors driving customers to seek cloud-based solutions to secure their enterprise applications and data. BIO-key customers can transition to PortalGuard IDaaS and enable identity management via a single "pane of glass" from a security perspective, giving organizations clear visibility of individual access across the enterprise, from wherever a user may login. PortalGuard IDaaS therefore delivers productivity benefits with less workflow friction and greater support for Zero Trust security models.

"Global IT leaders are increasingly replacing on-premises technology with flexible, scalable, and cost-effective computing power in the cloud. From reducing IT costs to accelerating access and innovation, there are many compelling reasons to embark on a PortalGuard IDaaS cloud migration," said Mark Cochran, President of BIO-key – PortalGuard. "In the cloud, IT leaders can easily right-size computing resources according to unique business requirements and cut wasteful spending. Rather than estimate capacity needs in advance, organizations can leverage PortalGuard IDaaS to adjust on the fly, quickly respond to peak demands, and eliminate unnecessary hardware or rigid on-premises assets. Moving to the cloud creates new opportunities for increased agility, focus, and cost savings to emerge and forward-looking organizations will find new ways to transform these benefits into a competitive advantage."

About BIO-key International, Inc. (www.BIO-key.com)
BIO-key is revolutionizing authentication and cybersecurity with biometric-centric, multi-factor identity and access management (IAM) software managing millions of users. Its cloud-based PortalGuard IAM solution provides cost-effective, easy to deploy, convenient and secure access to devices, information, applications, and high-value transactions. BIO-key's patented software and hardware solutions, with industry-leading Identity-Bound Biometric (IBB) capabilities, enable large-scale Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solutions, as well as customized on-premises solutions.

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