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Plurilock strikes distribution deal with Carahsoft to offer behavioral biometrics to federal agencies


Workplace authentication provider Plurilock Security Systems has announced a distribution partnership to make its proof-of-presence identity assurance solution available to the public sector through the Carahsoft Technology NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) contract.

The deal gives federal agencies access to Plurilock’s software, which identifies authorized users and intruders in real-time based on their computer and mouse usage patterns. Plurilock’s behavioral biometric software takes about 20 minutes to learn users’ keystroke style and speed, mouse use, and other characteristics, and then runs in the background to protect endpoints and networks against insider threats and stolen or falsified credentials. If unusual behavior is detected, it challenges the user to re-authenticate, quarantines the threat, and immediately notifies security teams, drastically reducing breach detection time.

“We’ve seen tremendous growth in demand for our product recently, and we are doubling down on our commitment to support our U.S. federal customers,” said Plurilock CEO Ian Paterson. “Carahsoft is the most trusted, experienced IT solutions provider for the federal market. This partnership will make it that much easier for federal customers and Carahsoft’s reseller partners to quickly put our product to work protecting their networks and data.”

Plurilock is currently used by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) and U.S. Army NETCOM, and the company recently opened new U.S. headquarters in Deleware to accommodate growing demand from federal government customers, after opening two other U.S. locations in 2017.

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