BioconX Software Compatible with Sony Fingerprint Identification System; Software-Hardware Combination Advances Computer Security

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from BioconX, Inc.

    MINNEAPOLIS, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- BioconX today announced its security
 software is compatible with Sony's FIU-710 fingerprint identification system,
 giving BioconX customers a new hardware alternative that supports both user
 identity verification and public key infrastructure (PKI).
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     "Customers should have the flexibility to deploy our software with the
 biometric device that's best for solving their security problems," said Thor
 Christensen, chief executive officer of BioconX.
     Sony's FIU-710 fingerprint identification unit is a credit card-size
 biometric device that uses a silicon-based capacitance sensor and
 hardware-based proprietary pattern-matching algorithm to scan and match
 fingerprints against internally stored biometric templates, keeping user
 information private and secure.
     "Sony envisions a range of applications for the FIU-710 unit, especially
 in e-commerce and corporate IT security," said Andrew Mougis, senior vice
 president, applications system division of Sony Electronics' Broadcast and
 Professional Company.  "BioconX software offers FIU customers a solution for
 accessing their networks, replacing passwords, and creating a secure
 e-business environment."
     "Our software's cryptographic service provider (CSP) enables Sony's
 cryptographic capabilities to be used with applications that support the
 Microsoft(R) Crypto API, including Microsoft applications like Internet
 Explorer and Outlook, as well as other third-party applications," said Richard
 Dale, chief scientist at BioconX.  "So, with our software and Sony's device,
 in addition to unlocking computers with a convenient and secure biometric
 sign-on, users can also digitally sign and encrypt their e-mail and perform
 SSL Client Authentication."
     Sony's FIU-710 fingerprint identification unit is an external peripheral
 that weighs 37 grams, measures 85.6 x 54 x 9.5 mm, is USB-powered, and
 connects to computers via a USB port.  The device features USB drivers for
 Windows(R) 98, 2000, and ME software.  A serial cable is an optional accessory
 for use with Windows NT software.  The units have 512kb of available internal
 flash memory to store biometric templates, digital certificates, and PKI keys.
     BioconX software authenticates the identity of users with a one-to-many
 search, and instantly allows them to access all servers and applications for
 which they have authorization with one single, simple, and secure biometric
 sign-on.  BioconX supports all major operating systems and applies biometric
 security all the way from the network level to the applications themselves,
 without requiring any modification of application code.  Wizards in the
 software guide IT professionals step-by-step through the process of creating
 users and application groups.  BioconX also embeds network administration
 tools so that IT managers can control their networks and distribute
 applications as well as manage security.
 
     About BioconX, Inc.
     BioconX, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minn.) develops software that uses biometrics
 to safeguard access to computer networks and applications.  BioconX simplifies
 network administration and strengthens control over all applications.  BioconX
 customers can assure their stakeholders that they are employing advanced
 software technology to fortify network security, reduce system administration
 and support costs, and sustain innovation.  For more information about
 BioconX, visit http://www.bioconx.com
 
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    MINNEAPOLIS, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- BioconX today announced its security
 software is compatible with Sony's FIU-710 fingerprint identification system,
 giving BioconX customers a new hardware alternative that supports both user
 identity verification and public key infrastructure (PKI).
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010111/MNTH002-a
              http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010111/MNTH002LOGO-b )
     "Customers should have the flexibility to deploy our software with the
 biometric device that's best for solving their security problems," said Thor
 Christensen, chief executive officer of BioconX.
     Sony's FIU-710 fingerprint identification unit is a credit card-size
 biometric device that uses a silicon-based capacitance sensor and
 hardware-based proprietary pattern-matching algorithm to scan and match
 fingerprints against internally stored biometric templates, keeping user
 information private and secure.
     "Sony envisions a range of applications for the FIU-710 unit, especially
 in e-commerce and corporate IT security," said Andrew Mougis, senior vice
 president, applications system division of Sony Electronics' Broadcast and
 Professional Company.  "BioconX software offers FIU customers a solution for
 accessing their networks, replacing passwords, and creating a secure
 e-business environment."
     "Our software's cryptographic service provider (CSP) enables Sony's
 cryptographic capabilities to be used with applications that support the
 Microsoft(R) Crypto API, including Microsoft applications like Internet
 Explorer and Outlook, as well as other third-party applications," said Richard
 Dale, chief scientist at BioconX.  "So, with our software and Sony's device,
 in addition to unlocking computers with a convenient and secure biometric
 sign-on, users can also digitally sign and encrypt their e-mail and perform
 SSL Client Authentication."
     Sony's FIU-710 fingerprint identification unit is an external peripheral
 that weighs 37 grams, measures 85.6 x 54 x 9.5 mm, is USB-powered, and
 connects to computers via a USB port.  The device features USB drivers for
 Windows(R) 98, 2000, and ME software.  A serial cable is an optional accessory
 for use with Windows NT software.  The units have 512kb of available internal
 flash memory to store biometric templates, digital certificates, and PKI keys.
     BioconX software authenticates the identity of users with a one-to-many
 search, and instantly allows them to access all servers and applications for
 which they have authorization with one single, simple, and secure biometric
 sign-on.  BioconX supports all major operating systems and applies biometric
 security all the way from the network level to the applications themselves,
 without requiring any modification of application code.  Wizards in the
 software guide IT professionals step-by-step through the process of creating
 users and application groups.  BioconX also embeds network administration
 tools so that IT managers can control their networks and distribute
 applications as well as manage security.
 
     About BioconX, Inc.
     BioconX, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minn.) develops software that uses biometrics
 to safeguard access to computer networks and applications.  BioconX simplifies
 network administration and strengthens control over all applications.  BioconX
 customers can assure their stakeholders that they are employing advanced
 software technology to fortify network security, reduce system administration
 and support costs, and sustain innovation.  For more information about
 BioconX, visit http://www.bioconx.com
 
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