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Durham, NC upgrades security with BIO-key’s PortalGuard IAM


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The municipal government of Durham, North Carolina has chosen BIO-key’s PortalGuard Identity and Access Management system to satisfy city IAM requirements and boost its cybersecurity strategy, the company announced.

The PortalGuard IAM platform supports multi-factor authentication with biometrics, hardware tokens, SMS or OTP, cards, passwords.

“Local government agencies are facing cyber threats of increasing complexity and intensity, leading to heightened risk of a security breach. To minimize their risk of a security event, they need to deploy scalable security solutions that maximize financial and staff resources to deliver higher value and better protection despite budget limitations,” said PortalGuard President Mark Cochran in a prepared statement. “We are always honored when a government entity such as the city of Durham selects our solutions because we know the vetting process is extensive. PortalGuard is uniquely positioned in the market to offer municipalities a comprehensive IAM feature set and rapid time to value.”

By deploying PortalGuard, Durham’s IT team wants to introduce a self-service passport management system so they can further enforce advanced password policies, without affecting users and help desk staff’s workflow. Through multi-factor authentication, PortalGuard authenticates the system end-to-end. It was also embedded in Office 365 and Active Directory for secure enterprise application access.

The PortalGuard IAM secure authentication platform has recently been chosen by multiple companies and organizations, including defense and aerospace contractor Fore Aero, colleges in California and Pennsylvania, and other higher education institutions.

BIO-key has just closed a $24.8 million public offering.

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