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New African institute to distribute BIO-key biometric security solutions through partner program

 

The Technology Transfer Institute of Africa (TTI) is the latest to join BIO-key’s Channel Alliance Partner (CAP) program to extend its technology to the continent’s fast-growing market.

BIO-key’s CAP program was announced in September, and is designed for Managed Service Providers (MSPs), security integrators, and value-added resellers (VARs).

The TTI was established with a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the government of Nigeria’s Imo State in August, 2019. The MOU creates a public-private partnership which allows the TTI to introduce innovative technologies such as BIO-key’s Civil ID and Multi-Factor Authentication solutions to the Imo State government and governments in other states and countries, according to Technology Transfer Institute of Africa CEO Emmanuel Alia.

“Due to the very high demand for biometric and identity solutions in Nigeria and throughout Africa, we sought out to partner with a company with a wide range of biometric solutions that could be implemented immediately,” Alia comments. “As an example of the demand, less than a week after signing our MOU the World Bank approved $433m (USD) for a Nigerian biometric national ID registration program.”

BIO-key CAPs can offer the company’s complete line of biometric authentication solutions, including large scale identity management products, and ID Director for Windows, which delivers biometric Single Sign-On (SSO) and Multi-factor authentication (MFA) across the organization, according to the announcement. BIO-key fingerprint sensors and ID Director for SAML are also included among partner solutions.

“We are pleased to add TTI to our CAP program, given their expertise in the African market where demand for biometric security is significant,” states BIO-key Chief Revenue Officer Fred Corsentino. “This partnership extends BIO-key’s sales reach within this extensive market, particularly as the need for convenient, reliable and scalable civil ID and multi-factor security grows”.

BIO-key CEO Michael DePasquale recently told Biometric Update in an interview that FBI guidance that MFA is only secure if it includes a biometric factor could cause a wave of enterprise biometric adoption over the next year or two.

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