Axalto and Bioscrypt Team Up to Deliver Smart Card Based Biometric Access from Door to Desktop

ASIS International, ORLANDO -- Axalto, the world’s leading provider of microprocessor cards, and Bioscrypt, Inc., a leading provider of identity verification technology, today announced their partnership to provide a smart card-based solution for physical and logical biometric access control. The new solution integrates Axalto’s Cyberflex Access smart cards with Bioscrypt’s VeriSoft Access Manager. Axalto and Bioscrypt will demonstrate the unified solution at Bioscrypt’s booth #557 this week at ASIS International, September 12-15, 2005 in Orlando, Florida.

“Axalto and Bioscrypt teamed up to combine the proven strong security of smart cards with the advanced authentication technology of fingerprint biometrics,” said Matthew Halbgewachs of Axalto’s Partners, Channels and Alliances Program. “Our focus is the enterprise security sector for organizations that want a converged physical and IT Security system with a single credential.”

Once an identity is established, the necessary information, including a fingerprint biometric, is placed on a single contact or contactless Axalto smart card. The card is then used to verify a person's identity and privileges before granting the person both physical access (to a building or place) and logical access (to information or other online resources). This consolidated access solution decreases administration costs by reducing the number of separately administered authentication credentials and greatly reducing errors and resulting corrective actions.

“Convergence is becoming more in demand as enterprises seek easier and more cost-effective ways to manage physical and logical access control,” said Robert L. Williams, president and CEO, Bioscrypt. “Our VeriSoft Access Manager, coupled with Axalto’s leading security devices, acts as an engine for this convergence, positioning us to meet this demand and extend our position in the identity authentication market.”