BIO-Key International Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI) Enhances PortalGuard Platform With Introduction Of SSO Concierge

BIO-Key International Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI) has announced SSO Concierge, the latest improvement to the company’s award-winning PortalGuard platform. The enhancement offers a single sign-on capability that eliminates the need for passwords for thick client applications not supporting federated identity management. 

BIO-key enhanced PortalGuard with SSO Concierge.

Following the enhancement, the company’s BIO-Key PortalGuard has demonstrated tech leadership as a single IAM platform supporting the complexities of modern enterprises with a broad range of SSO and MFA options. 

Michael DePasquale, BIO-key International CEO, said, “We recognize that the modern enterprise is complex, dynamic, and constantly evolving. Our customers don’t want their users frustrated with disjointed authentication solutions that leave key applications as unprotected one-offs. Our focus with PortalGuard is to provide the flexibility and options that modern enterprises require in a single, secure and unified solution.”

Rio Hondo College selects PortalGuard IDaaS

Recently the company said that Rio Hondo College in Whittier had selected its PortalGuard Identity as a service platform to enhance user experience and security exposure for access to over 20 enterprise applications, including Canvas LMS, Microsoft officer 365, Birghtspace, and Ellucian banner. The Rio Hondo College IT team wants to streamline access and experience to vital applications via PortalGuard’s SSO capabilities. In addition, the company’s MobileAuth offers touchless, secure, and fast access to user accounts. 

Bio-Key PortalGuard President Mark Cochran said, “While passwords remain the most common way to authenticate your identity online, their frequently breached vulnerabilities provide very little protection for users. MobileAuth is a powerful new biometric capability we have built into PortalGuard IDaaS to provide secure, individual-tied access that eliminates the inconvenience, security risks, and higher costs of traditional authentication methods.”

The company announced that its channel collaboration partnership with UVS Infortech offered a gateway for the company to enhance its presence within federal government agencies and the higher education sector.