Bio-key International, a provider of wireless public safety solutions, and its partner Sig-Tec, a provider of identity and access management software, have announced the successful deployment of a fingerprint biometrics-based identity and access management system at the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office.
With Sig-Tec’s identity and access management software solution for strong authentication and password management integrated with Bio-key’s Vector Segment Technology toolset, for fingerprint biometrics capture and verification, authorized staff can now access the Mahoning County Sheriff’s office network and applications securely with the touch of their finger, said Bio-key.
Bio-key said that in the first deployment phase, the enhanced authentication process will be used within Mahoning County’s correctional facilities, where secure access to systems and data is especially critical. More than 300 enrolled correctional officers and civilian staff now use fingerprint-based log on to access any workstation within the complex that encompasses 13 buildings.
Bio-key claims that Sig-Tec’s Single Private Desktop (SPD) and AppStarter software products secure the workstation and allow for biometric authentication for network and application access. The biometric credentials are captured at enrollment with Bio-key’s patented VST identification software.
Michael DePasquale, CEO of Bio-key, said: The requirement to address the ever-growing need to secure the network and the desktop for both the safety of the employees and the organization is critical to every entity. Implementing Sig-Tec’s solution not only meets these requirements while reducing operational costs, but also addresses compliance with regulations such as FIPS 201 credentialing, FFIEC compliance, HIPAA, Sarbanes Oxley, Visa PCI, and the Electronic Signatures Act.