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BIO-key biometric tech deployed by Dubai police to secure access to critical data


BIO-key announced today that the Dubai Police Force has purchased BIO-key’s biometric authentication solution for internal network log-in and to secure access to critical data. This news comes on the heels of last month’s sale of biometric hardware and software solutions to the Singapore Police Force.

The Dubai Police will deploy BIO-key’s ID Director for Windows, which integrates with the organization’s Active Directory authentication platform, along with 2,000 BIO-key’s PIV Pro finger scanners.

The Dubai Police employs over 17,000 officers and were the first Arab police force to apply DNA testing in criminal investigations, the first to use electronic fingerprinting, and the first to utilize electronic services. In 2017 it deployed artificial intelligence and facial recognition software to help predict and prevent crimes in areas of the city known to police. The force has been recognized with the “Dubai Award for Government Performance” and ISO 2000:9001 certification for applying quality management systems in all police fields.

“We are proud that another respected and innovative international police organization has selected BIO-key’s biometric solutions to secure their critical networks and data access,” comments Mike DePasquale, chairman and CEO of BIO-key. “Our biometric security solutions stand out due to their strong security attributes, performance, user convenience and minimal impact on workflows. We view this contract as further confirmation of the strength of our technology and proven solutions as well as the growing urgency for organizations of all types to take action to secure their networks and devices.”

Last week BIO-key spoke with Biometric Update about the launch of a new service enabling enterprises to easily secure access to their business applications with biometric authentication through the SAML protocol.

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