SecuGen Integrates Fingerprint Technology Into Novell Modular Authentication Service

Nov 10, 2000, 00:00 ET from SecuGen Corporation

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- SecuGen Corporation
 (www.secugen.com), a leader in the biometric industry, positioning itself as a
 Total Biometric Solutions provider announced today that it has entered into an
 alliance with Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NOVL), the leading provider of Net
 services software.  The agreement will provide SecuGen with the opportunity to
 integrate its fingerprint biometric technology into Novell's Modular
 Authentication Service (NMAS), which supports Windows NT 2000, NetWare, Linux,
 and Solaris.
     Providing multi-factor authentication and graded authentication to
 Novell's eDirectory, the NMAS greatly increases the security of networks.
 Using this versatile authentication management solution, any number of
 password, token, X.509 certificate, and biometric login methods can be
 combined to specifically limit access to any data, application, or user on
 your network.
     "As companies increasingly rely on the Net for storing, sharing and
 accessing sensitive information the need for secure authentication is
 paramount," said Bob O'Dell, Director of Product Management, Novell, Inc.
 "Security practices are evolving from something you know, such as a password,
 to something that you are, such as SecuGen's biometric fingerprint solutions.
 Being able to support and manage new security devices in a single place with
 NMAS demonstrates the value of the Novell Directory Service (NDS) eDirectory
 for managing access to your network services, data and information."
     "SecuGen's technology allows its users to replace passwords with
 fingerprints, enhancing both system security and user convenience.  The system
 permits remote user authentication across LANs, WANs and the Internet,"
 explains Jim Kawashima, Director of Strategic Partnerships for SecuGen
 Corporation.
     Terry Dennis, SecuGen General Manager, adds, "Our goal is to leverage the
 power and benefits of NDS to provide the best biometric solution available.
 Biometric technology will increase security for NMAS, giving Novell a decisive
 edge over its competitors in the network systems market.  Heightened
 convenience and security offered by SecuGen's biometric solutions will help
 Novell to expand its already substantial customer base and offer a practical,
 workable biometric interface to the 93 million users already connected to NMAS
 servers."
 
     About SecuGen
     SecuGen Corporation, a Total Biometric Solutions Provider, is
 headquartered in Silicon Valley.  As a recognized leader in the biometrics
 industry, SecuGen Corporation develops, designs and implements biometric-based
 security and network solutions for the global market featuring fingerprint
 recognition technology.  Founded in 1998, the company has applied its patent-
 pending optical fingerprint technology to provide biometric solutions into a
 range of applications - enterprise network solutions, secure online
 transacting, e-business applications, PC peripherals, security systems, access
 control, time and attendance systems, door locks and much more.  SecuGen is a
 member of the Biometrics Consortium and the BioAPI.
     SecuGen has formed strategic partnerships with premiere Software companies
 to provide reliable solutions customized to meet a wide range of applications
 such as open-platform systems, medical or financial applications, enterprise
 logon, and e-commerce transactions.  SecuGen partners include Protocom,
 Q-Voice, SAFLINK Corporation, BioNetrix, Opticom Technologies, Novell, and
 Digital Signature Trust.  For further information call 408-942-3400 or visit
 www.secugen.com.
 
 

SOURCE SecuGen Corporation
    SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- SecuGen Corporation
 (www.secugen.com), a leader in the biometric industry, positioning itself as a
 Total Biometric Solutions provider announced today that it has entered into an
 alliance with Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NOVL), the leading provider of Net
 services software.  The agreement will provide SecuGen with the opportunity to
 integrate its fingerprint biometric technology into Novell's Modular
 Authentication Service (NMAS), which supports Windows NT 2000, NetWare, Linux,
 and Solaris.
     Providing multi-factor authentication and graded authentication to
 Novell's eDirectory, the NMAS greatly increases the security of networks.
 Using this versatile authentication management solution, any number of
 password, token, X.509 certificate, and biometric login methods can be
 combined to specifically limit access to any data, application, or user on
 your network.
     "As companies increasingly rely on the Net for storing, sharing and
 accessing sensitive information the need for secure authentication is
 paramount," said Bob O'Dell, Director of Product Management, Novell, Inc.
 "Security practices are evolving from something you know, such as a password,
 to something that you are, such as SecuGen's biometric fingerprint solutions.
 Being able to support and manage new security devices in a single place with
 NMAS demonstrates the value of the Novell Directory Service (NDS) eDirectory
 for managing access to your network services, data and information."
     "SecuGen's technology allows its users to replace passwords with
 fingerprints, enhancing both system security and user convenience.  The system
 permits remote user authentication across LANs, WANs and the Internet,"
 explains Jim Kawashima, Director of Strategic Partnerships for SecuGen
 Corporation.
     Terry Dennis, SecuGen General Manager, adds, "Our goal is to leverage the
 power and benefits of NDS to provide the best biometric solution available.
 Biometric technology will increase security for NMAS, giving Novell a decisive
 edge over its competitors in the network systems market.  Heightened
 convenience and security offered by SecuGen's biometric solutions will help
 Novell to expand its already substantial customer base and offer a practical,
 workable biometric interface to the 93 million users already connected to NMAS
 servers."
 
     About SecuGen
     SecuGen Corporation, a Total Biometric Solutions Provider, is
 headquartered in Silicon Valley.  As a recognized leader in the biometrics
 industry, SecuGen Corporation develops, designs and implements biometric-based
 security and network solutions for the global market featuring fingerprint
 recognition technology.  Founded in 1998, the company has applied its patent-
 pending optical fingerprint technology to provide biometric solutions into a
 range of applications - enterprise network solutions, secure online
 transacting, e-business applications, PC peripherals, security systems, access
 control, time and attendance systems, door locks and much more.  SecuGen is a
 member of the Biometrics Consortium and the BioAPI.
     SecuGen has formed strategic partnerships with premiere Software companies
 to provide reliable solutions customized to meet a wide range of applications
 such as open-platform systems, medical or financial applications, enterprise
 logon, and e-commerce transactions.  SecuGen partners include Protocom,
 Q-Voice, SAFLINK Corporation, BioNetrix, Opticom Technologies, Novell, and
 Digital Signature Trust.  For further information call 408-942-3400 or visit
 www.secugen.com.
 
 SOURCE  SecuGen Corporation

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