BIO-key establishes a presence in India with QB Advisory partnership
BIO-key has forged a strategic partnership with India’s Quantum Business Advisory (QB Advisory) to bring its suite of biometric authentication solutions to enterprises in India.
QB Advisory focuses on IT infrastructure, software, information security and support services for enterprise customers across India. They have sales offices in Mumbai and Calcutta and a presence in Delhi and Hyderabad. The company’s largest customer has locations in 60 countries and a staff of more than 300,000 employees. By partnering with QB Advisory, BIO-key is now able to respond to customer demand within India, through a respected, knowledgeable sales and technical resource.
“BIO-key’s products and brand offer a natural complement to our portfolio of information security solutions,” explained Saurabh Rateria, managing director of QB Advisory. “There’s a heightened focus on security across India, and organizations are open to investigating proven, scalable and cost-effective solutions that can strengthen security and protect critical assets. It’s also our opinion that it won’t be long before the government will make multifactor authentication a mandated requirement; therefore, adding BIO-key to our product mix makes good business sense.”
“India is forward-thinking when it comes to biometric technology, which has led to a growing number of inquiries about our solutions from businesses and consumers throughout the country,” added Mike DePasquale, chairman and CEO of BIO-key. “Prior to our relationship with QB Advisory, BIO-key did not have a physical presence in India, which put us at a significant disadvantage competing for business. That changes today, as partnered with QB Advisory, BIO-key now benefits from the exposure and in-country presence of one of India’s leading IT services providers.”
Just last month BIO-key announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded the company a patent for the utilization of biometric data.