Mouse uses biometric authentication to secure PC data.

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Suited for remote workers and PCs with multiple users, Personal Security Mouse with Nano Technology (GMEFP1W6) stores up to 5 identities to keep individuals' PC data secure. Fingerprint scan logs user into computer, offers individual encrypted memory space, and enables automatic, secure Web site login. Mouse also features file/folder and hard-drive encryption capabilities. Its surface is covered with Titanium Dioxide and antimicrobial Silver nano-particle compound.

Original Press Release:

IOGEAR Prevents Password Perplexity with Biometric Mouse

Simplifies PC security with fingerprint scan log-in

IRVINE, Calif., June 25 -- Businesses, remote workers and consumers can now keep their individual PC data secure with biometric authentication thanks to IOGEAR's Personal Security Mouse with Nano Technology (GMEFP1W6).

As more than a third of employees write down or electronically record their passwords(1), IOGEAR's new mouse eliminates lists and confusion by requiring a fingerprint scan only to log-in to a computer. It is an ideal solution for deskless workers and families that share computers, as the mouse is able to store up to five identities, providing enhanced security for multiple users on the same PC.

"Businesses and home users are often plagued with password overload, forcing them to be stored in areas or on documents that are easily accessible by others," said Miranda Su, vice president of sales and marketing at IOGEAR. "We are aiming to simplify the personal security process by providing PC users with a straightforward tool to keep their computers and files protected."

Additional features include file / folder and hard-drive encryption, as well as individual encrypted memory space that is accessible via fingerprint authentication only. This provides users with an extra layer of protection that is unable to be compromised. The Personal Security Mouse also offers automatic and secure Web site login by storing user names and passwords, which are also only available with the scan of a registered fingerprint.

The product is the newest addition to IOGEAR's Nano family of computing peripherals. The surface is covered with a Titanium Dioxide and Silver nano-particle compound that contains antimicrobial properties to protect the product from bacteria surviving on its surface, contributing to keeping a clean work area.

The Personal Security Mouse with Nano Technology is priced at $79.95 (MSRP) and is available immediately from all major catalogue and online resellers, as well as selected retail outlets. It includes a simple CD installation and is compatible with Windows 2000, XP and above. It also comes with IOGEAR's standard three-year warranty.

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IOGEAR, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, CA, offers fun, stylish and innovative technology products to home users, office workers and road warriors. A leading connectivity manufacturer, the company provides a range of KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) and KVMP (Peripheral), Connectivity and Sharing, Networking, AV Digital Home, Mobility and Desktop solutions.

IOGEAR's products decrease office clutter, create true connected home and small-office environments and enhance mobile lifestyles. As one of the only true manufacturers in the industry, IOGEAR offers high-quality products backed by the service and support that consumers demand. Regardless of time and location, customers can reach the Customer Advocacy Team for support at 1-866-946-4327.

IOGEAR is an environmentally-conscious organization that emphasizes conserving natural resources to employees and customers. The company distributes products throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. For further information, please visit IOGEAR's Web site at

(c) 2007 IOGEAR. All rights reserved. IOGEAR and the IOGEAR logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of IOGEAR. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Contacts: Amy White / Aida Causevic

(1)Nucleus Research: 'Benchmarking: Passwords -- The Sad Truth about Security', September 2006.

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