Cluster Computing Platform performs identity analytics.

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Utilizing open source platforms, Astra™ performs large-scale identity-related security tasks. Program distributes comparison operations and data across multiple computing nodes, enabling rapid search of large biometric databases and execution of high volumes of biometric authentications. Astra can also perform advanced text-based search and analytics on large stores of identity data. Algorithm-independent and fault-tolerant, Astra uses browser-based dashboard for system monitoring and alerts.



Original Press Release:



Aware Introduces Astra(TM) Cluster Computing Platform for Scalable Biometrics and Identity Analytics



Astra is highly optimized for large-scale identity-related computing tasks, including biometric search, biometric authentication, and identity analytics



BEDFORD, Mass., -- Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE), a leading global provider of biometrics software and services, today introduced a scalable cluster computing platform named Astra(TM). Astra is highly optimized for performing large-scale identity-related security tasks, including biometric search and deduplication, biometric authentication, and identity analytics. Astra distributes comparison operations and data across multiple computing nodes, enabling rapid search of very large biometric databases and execution of high volumes of biometric authentications. Astra can also be used to perform advanced text-based search and analytics on large stores of identity data. Astra utilizes broadly-used open source platforms that help ensure its reliability and ongoing improvement. It is fault-tolerant, and includes a rich browser-based dashboard for system monitoring and alerts. Astra is designed to be algorithm-independent, but also works seamlessly with other Aware products, including Nexa(TM) fingerprint, face, or iris biometric search and match SDKs, Inquire(TM) text search and analytics SDKs, and Biometric Services Platform (BioSP(TM)).



"Astra's algorithm independence extends Aware's modular software design approach to large-scale computing tasks within the biometrics realm and beyond," commented David Benini, VP of Marketing at Aware. "By leveraging open source infrastructure to achieve scalability, we help ensure that the platform is sufficiently reliable and well-supported to withstand the demands of consumer-oriented security applications as they grow."



Aware will provide more information about Astra and other software products in its booth at the connect:ID exhibition taking place March 24-25 in Washington, DC.



About Aware

Aware is a leading provider of biometrics software products and development services to governments, system integrators, and solution providers globally. Our products include SDKs, software components, workstation applications, and a modular, centralized, service-oriented platform. They fulfill a broad range of functions critical to biometric authentication and search, including face, fingerprint, and iris autocapture, image quality assurance, data compliance, capture hardware peripheral abstraction, centralized data processing and workflow, subsystem connectivity, and biometric matching algorithms. The products are used to enable identity-centric security solutions with biometrics for applications including border management, credentialing and access control, intelligence and defense, and law enforcement. Aware is a publicly held company (Nasdaq: AWRE) based in Bedford, Massachusetts.



See Aware's website for more information about our biometrics software products.



Aware, Astra, Nexa, Inquire and BioSP are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aware, Inc.

Any other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.



CONTACT: David Benini, Aware, Inc., 781-276-4000, dbenini@aware.com



Web Site: http://www.aware.com

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