Large Southwest US Automotive Group Selects BIO-key’s Cloud-Based PortalGuard® Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) Platform to Protect Consumer Financial Data



WALL, NJ, Oct. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BIO-KEY INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of workforce and consumer identity and access management (IAM) solutions including Identity-linked biometrics (IBB), announced today that a large automotive group in the southwestern US, supporting multiple dealerships, has selected its PortalGuard® IDaaS platform to protect your critical corporate data. PortalGuard will allow the automotive group to meet its cyber security compliance requirements related to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Safeguards Rule that requires the protection of consumer financial information, strengthen access security with multi-factor authentication ( MFA) and improve user satisfaction and productivity. eliminating password fatigue.

The automotive group sought a new IAM solution to support FTC compliance requirements for data protection by strengthening access security with MFA. The FTC’s updated Safeguards Rule requires nonbank financial institutions, such as mortgage brokers, motor vehicle dealers, and payday lenders, to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive security system to keep their customer information safe. BIO-key’s PortalGuard IDaaS platform enables enterprises to provide comprehensive IAM capabilities and robust MFA methods to strengthen their overall security posture and ensure compliance with government regulations.

“We help financial institutions and other entities protect their sensitive consumer data from cyberattacks and meet compliance rules,” said Mark Cochran, president of BIO-key – PortalGuard. “Enterprises are looking for flexible vendor solutions to help them with their strategic security initiatives, including the implementation of highly scalable and redundant solutions. BIO-key’s PortalGuard IDaaS has flexible IAM options, such as MFA or single sign-on across applications, which also significantly improve the user experience while strengthening login security for accessing enterprise software and data.”

About BIO-key International, Inc. (
BIO-key has over two decades of experience in providing authentication technology for thousands of organizations and millions of users and is revolutionizing authentication with biometric multi-factor identity and access management (IAM) solutions, including its PortalGuard solution. IAM that provides secure access to high-value devices, information, applications, and transactions. BIO-key’s proprietary software and hardware solutions, with industry-leading biometric capabilities, enable large-scale cloud-based and on-premises Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solutions, as well as custom enterprise solutions.

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