Software delivers enterprise authentication solution.

Press Release Summary:

Suited for medium-sized businesses, DigitalPersona® Pro v4.0 can be deployed on all biometrically enabled notebooks in enterprise. Fingerprint Enterprise Single Sign-On solution utilizes proprietary biometric engine, supports U.are.U® readers, and comes with suite of One Touch® software. While graphical and scripted interfaces facilitate administration, centralized multi-factor authentication lends to controllability of workstation administration, security, and provisioning.

Original Press Release:

DigitalPersona Introduces New Pro 4.0 Enterprise Single Sign-On Authentication Software

High-Performance Pro Software is Flexible, Accurate, Secure and Trusted; Makes the Use of Fingerprints the Most Efficient Enterprise Authentication Solution

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 23 -- DigitalPersona, Inc., the leading provider of fingerprint authentication solutions for enterprise networks and commercial applications, today announced the latest version of its award-winning enterprise product, DigitalPersona(R) Pro 4.0. The new and improved software delivers a complete, accurate and trusted fingerprint Enterprise Single Sign-On (ESSO) solution with more secure authentication, improved manageability and the broadest support available for the world's leading biometrically-enabled notebooks including models from Lenovo, HP, Dell, and Toshiba.

"DigitalPersona Pro 4.0 is a highly-scalable, high-performance, manageable and auditable fingerprint ESSO solution, that offers more efficient user authentication for enterprises," said Chip Mesec, senior product marketing manager of DigitalPersona. "DigitalPersona Pro 4.0 eliminates the security problems, burdens and management costs associated with passwords, with a speed and convenience that enables quick deployment and a more rapid ROI for our customers."

DigitalPersona Pro 4.0 can be deployed on all of the biometrically-enabled notebooks for the enterprise in addition to supporting DigitalPersona award- winning U.are.U(R) readers. DigitalPersona's biometric engine, which is built into the Pro software, authenticates users with the highest level of security and accuracy. The suite of One Touch(R) software applications offers enterprise users convenience, ease of use and flexibility beyond any other fingerprint authentication solution.

DigitalPersona Pro 4.0

DigitalPersona Pro 4.0 is targeted for corporate enterprises and medium-sized businesses worldwide, including commercial industries in finance and banking, healthcare, retail, and state and local government. Some of its features include:

-- Increased Server Performance -- More users can access the server concurrently while shortening authentication time

-- Improved Administration -- Sophisticated graphical and scripted interfaces that are easy to use and simple to operate

-- Enhanced User Experience -- Faster and accurate authentication time and increased security of multi-factor authentication

"Some of the biggest challenges facing the biometric industry today are interoperability and performance," said Rob Allen, a research analyst with business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. "DigitalPersona is addressing these issues head-on by offering an interoperable solution with multiple device support that significantly improves performance, management and overall usability in the enterprise environment."

At the core of Pro 4.0, the authentication server offers easy and intuitive workstation administration as well as security, provisioning and end-user control. In addition, centralized authentication provides enterprises the ability to manage users in an efficient and controlled manner that can easily scale to meet the demands of a growing and changing environment.

Pricing and Availability

DigitalPersona Pro 4.0 client software is priced at $60. It includes DigitalPersona's One Touch applications (One Touch SignOn, One Touch Internet, and One Touch Lock and Unlock.) The DigitalPersona Pro Workstation package (software and DigitalPersona U.are.U Fingerprint Reader) is priced at $149. DigitalPersona Pro Server 4.0 software, priced at $1,499, installs on Windows domain controllers and uses Windows Active Directory to provide a manageable, scalable and reliable enterprise solution.

About DigitalPersona

DigitalPersona is the leading provider of biometric authentication solutions for enterprise networks, developers and consumer OEMs. Founded in 1996, the company designs, manufactures and sells turnkey solutions that improve security and regulatory compliance while resolving password management problems. DigitalPersona's fingerprint readers utilize superior optical fingerprint scanning technology to more accurately authenticate users regardless of finger placement. The company's interoperable biometric software solutions uniquely support the industry's widest array of notebooks with fingerprint readers in addition to its own line of optical placement readers. DigitalPersona's award-winning technology is used worldwide by over 25 million people in the most diverse and challenging environments for fingerprint authentication.

DigitalPersona has strategic relationships with market-leading manufacturers and resellers including Dell Inc., Microsoft and GTSI Corp. DigitalPersona Pro, the company's flagship turnkey security solution for enterprise authentication, is used by leading organizations such as the U.S. Department of Defense, Cargill, Telefonos de Mexico S.A. de C.V, (TelMex), United Bankers' Bank and Sutter Health/CPMC. For more information contact DigitalPersona, Inc. at +1 650.474.4000, or visit

NOTE: DigitalPersona, Inc. All rights reserved. DigitalPersona, U.are.U and One Touch are trademarks of DigitalPersona, Inc. registered in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Bryan Ferraro
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