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Realtime North America and SecuGen Collaborate to Provide Strong Biometric Authentication to SAP

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce the exclusive integration of SecuGen fingerprint readers with realtime North America's bioLock software.

The Check ID in SAP fraud prevention and accountability technology provided in realtime's bioLock software is known to significantly increase SAP security by protecting any function in SAP with a 2nd biometric factor. Security is of paramount importance because 77% of all global business transactions touch an SAP system, which is used by most global Fortune 500 companies and governments.

As an example, bioLock can trigger the bioLock security check when a high-volume financial transfer is attempted. Also, bioLock can check the identity of one or multiple authorized users (if using dual controls) to limit the risk of corruption and collusion. A log file records all functions and the uniquely identifiable users who executed those functions. Therefore, if a user is trying to execute a protected function that they are not allowed to access, an automated message can instantly inform the security team that a potential fraud attempt is in progress.

Most fraud cases start with a borrowed password and an attempted account takeover. Realtime's granular biometric control center is installed inside SAP to protect SAP from the inside out. BioLock can protect not only the logon to SAP but, more importantly, any SAP transaction or function like saving or pressing the enter key. Fingerprints can help to undeniably connect a transaction with the user's true identity. So now, for example, you can prove who created the purchase order or issued that multi-million-dollar wire transfer.

Realtime's bioLock has been tested to work with some of SecuGen's best-selling fingerprint readers, including Hamster Pro 20, Hamster Pro 10, and Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV. Each of these readers are FBI-certified for image quality and are used by commercial firms and governments around the world. SecuGen has designed these readers to be accurate, rugged, and affordable making them ideal for large deployments.

Jeff Brown, VP of Sales of SecuGen stated, "We are always on the lookout for partners who can take our fingerprint readers and add significant value in the marketplace. Realtime North America clearly does this with their software integration. BioLock provides tremendous value to SAP users who want to step up their security with powerful fingerprint technology."

"Our first bioLock technology was certified by SAP 20 years ago," added Thomas Neudenberger, Chief Operating Officer of realtime North America. "When it became time to build a brand-new fingerprint client technology from scratch, we choose SecuGen and built a client software that is exclusively compatible with SecuGen fingerprint readers."

Neudenberger continued, "With bioLock reseller partners in all continents, we had to integrate a high-quality fingerprint sensor that was globally available at a reasonable cost. SecuGen checked all the boxes. Certified for bioLock for 15 years, SecuGen was our recommended choice for fingerprint reauthentication with bioLock."

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen said, "We have been partnering with realtime North America for well over a decade. This is the type of partnership we are always looking for. The software that realtime developed helps corporations solve real problems, and we are proud to be teaming up with them."

You can see how the SecuGen fingerprint reader works with bioLock technology in this YouTube video: https://youtu.be/6HVuOGeNEOQ

About realtime North America

Founded in 1986 by former SAP managers and engineers, realtime (now part of the Valantic Group in Germany) is an established IT service provider in the SAP sector. As specialists in many industry segments, realtime assists their clients with the design and optimization of their corporate and business processes, based on more than 35 years' expertise and experience gained over 3,500 SAP project lifecycles.

When it comes to SAP, bioLock is the ultimate granular 2FA/MFA technology offering 5 additional SAP security layers to prevent fraud, establish true compliance, and clear accountability on the function level.

About SecuGen

SecuGen Corporation ( https://secugen.com ) is the world's leading provider of advanced, optical fingerprint recognition technology, products, tools and platforms for physical and information security. SecuGen designs and develops FBI-certified fingerprint readers and OEM components, developer kits and software, including NIST/MINEX-compliant algorithms.

For over 20 years, SecuGen has been a driving force committed to delivering innovative, high quality, rugged, and price-performing products for a wide variety of applications such as insurance and banking, health care, point of sale, logical and physical access control, mobile devices, national ID, voter registration, SIM card authentication, fleet management, and many more.

SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through an extensive partner network of reseller partners including original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators in North America, Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

SecuGen® is a registered trademark of SecuGen Corp. in the United States and other countries.

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SecuGen Releases Unity 20 Serial Standalone Fingerprint System

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce the official release of the Unity 20 Serial, an ultra-compact, RS232 serial interface fingerprint system that captures and matches fingerprints on the reader itself.

The Unity 20 Serial is SecuGen's next-generation fingerprint authentication system designed for integration into applications that need biometric authentication capability such as Point of Sale (POS) terminals, Time and Attendance (T&A) tracking stations, and other devices where a serial connection is required.

With a rugged and ultra-compact design, the Unity 20 Serial comes preloaded with SecuGen's Fingerprint Management System software that allows it to be used right out of the box to capture fingerprint images, extract templates, enroll, store, search, and match fingerprint data all in one device without the need for an external host. The Unity 20 Serial is FBI certified for use in FIPS 201 PIV and Mobile ID FAP 20 applications. The template extraction and matching algorithms that run on the device are NIST MINEX compliant.

The Unity 20 Serial replaces the older ID-Serial product, which offered similar functionality as a standalone fingerprint system with serial connectivity. The Unity 20 Serial now packs SecuGen's latest technology into a much smaller-sized device-74% smaller, that is-plus a separate DB-9 connector that makes it more convenient to integrate this all-in-one fingerprint recognition device into systems outfitted with serial ports. As with all its products, SecuGen maintains its focus on utility, quality, design and affordability, and the Unity 20 Serial-offered for 35% less than the price of its predecessor-is no exception.

The Unity 20 Serial is based on SecuGen's flagship all-in-one U20-ASF module that features the rugged, high image quality U20-A optical fingerprint sensor and a Single Board Computer having a 1 GHz CPU, a fully programmable Linux system, SecuGen's FMS fingerprint matching SDK, and OpenSSL cryptographic libraries. All of this is housed in the same ultra-compact package as the popular Hamster Pro 20, which provides the tools and technologies needed for rapid and efficient integration with other hardware systems.

Jeff Brown, VP of Sales and Marketing for SecuGen stated, "We are pleased to release the first standalone fingerprint system able to fit into the small form factor of our best-selling Hamster Pro 20. The Unity 20 Serial fingerprint system does more than just read fingerprints. It also carries out all the biometric functions of fingerprint processing, one-to-one and one-to-many matching, and secure storage all in one tiny device. The product is a technological marvel, and we're excited to make this available at an affordable price."

"The Unity 20 Serial fingerprint reader is the newest addition to the Unity family of products. It leverages the innovative Unity fingerprint platform that we designed to simplify the development of new products," commented VP of Engineering Dan Riley. "We've loaded plenty of great features including full programmability in the Unity 20 Serial without sacrificing quality, which is the core of all products we develop at SecuGen."

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen, added, "As always, we focus on developing the products and tools our partners need to compete successfully in this highly competitive industry. The new Unity 20 Serial is a perfect example of this focus. Our team has worked long and hard on the Unity biometrics development platform. This is one more product that comes from that effort, and we are very proud to be able to offer this new fingerprint product to our partners."

An OEM version of the Unity 20 Serial, called the U20-ASF-SR, will soon be made available. The U20-ASF-SR consists of the entire fingerprint recognition system and connector components in the Unity 20 Serial but without their housings and is suitable for more customized integration into third party products.

Learn more about the Unity 20 Serial: https://secugen.com/products/unity-20-serial/

About SecuGen

SecuGen Corporation ( https://secugen.com ) is the world's leading provider of advanced, optical fingerprint recognition technology, products, tools and platforms for physical and information security. SecuGen designs and develops FBI-certified fingerprint readers and OEM components, developer kits and software, including NIST/MINEX-compliant algorithms.

For over 20 years, SecuGen has been a driving force committed to delivering high quality, innovative, rugged, and price-performing products for a wide variety of applications such as insurance and banking, medical and health care, point of sale, logical and physical access control, mobile devices, AFIS and law enforcement, national ID, voter registration, SIM card authentication, fleet management, and many more.

SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through an extensive partner network of reseller partners including original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators in North America, Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

SecuGen is a registered trademark of SecuGen Corp. in the United States and other countries.

Related link: https://secugen.com/

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SecuGen Releases Apple iOS Compatibility with New Unity 20 Bluetooth Fingerprint Reader

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new Unity(TM) 20 Bluetooth fingerprint reader which is now compatible with Apple iOS.

The Unity 20 Bluetooth is the world's first elegantly designed, low cost, fully programmable Bluetooth fingerprint reader. This versatile device features SecuGen's new flagship U20-A fingerprint sensor found in the Hamster Pro 20 product family but with Bluetooth capability that allows it to securely transfer fingerprint data wirelessly to a smartphone, tablet or computer. It is sleek and small enough to be carried in your pocket as a mobile fingerprint reader or placed solidly at a workstation as a traditional desktop reader.

SecuGen's Unity 20 Bluetooth reader is now compatible with Apple's iOS mobile operating system. Apple developers can easily build fingerprint biometric applications for the iPhone and iPad that work with the Unity 20 Bluetooth. The Unity 20 Bluetooth can be used right out of the box by calling the simple APIs of SecuGen's Fingerprint Management System. Alternatively, it can be custom programmed to suit the needs of the targeted user base.

Internally the product includes a complete Linux development environment, SecuGen's fingerprint capture and NIST MINEX-compliant template extraction and matching algorithms, the OpenSSL cryptography library, and a 1 GHz CPU. The Unity 20 Bluetooth can also store encrypted fingerprint templates and process them in a closed environment without ever leaving the device.

"We have never had such a strong response to a product announcement. Customers love the look and feel of the device," stated Jeff Brown, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for SecuGen. "The Unity 20 Bluetooth reader breaks the mold and is a stunning device with a slim, sleek white case, a single button and three small LEDs. Our team has been able to do this while keeping the price of the product very low. We are very, very proud of this product. Our team has done a wonderful job."

Dan Riley, Vice President of Engineering added, "Our engineering has done a great job implementing the Bluetooth Low Energy protocol for compatibility with Apple's iOS devices. The Unity 20 Bluetooth is a breakthrough product that maintains our dedication to quality. Not only is it well engineered and versatile, the affordable Unity 20 Bluetooth fingerprint reader is also a beautiful product."

"We are relentlessly focused on the requirements of our partners around the world," stated Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen. "The Unity 20 Bluetooth is a response to a clear need that we have seen in the marketplace for biometrics and iOS compatibility. This is precisely what our partners have been asking for, and we are excited to support and help them succeed with new products that are attractive, powerful, and economical."

SecuGen will be demonstrating the Unity 20 Bluetooth with iOS at Connect:ID 2019 in booth #611. The Connect:ID Exhibition will take place on April 30 and May 1, 2019 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Learn more about the Unity 20 Bluetooth: https://secugen.com/products/unity-20-bluetooth/

About SecuGen:

SecuGen Corporation ( https://secugen.com ) is the world's leading provider of advanced, optical fingerprint recognition technology, products, tools and platforms for physical and information security. SecuGen designs and develops FBI-certified fingerprint readers and OEM components, developer kits and software, including NIST/MINEX-compliant algorithms.

For over 20 years, SecuGen has been a driving force committed to delivering innovative, high quality, rugged, and price-performing products for a wide variety of applications such as insurance and banking, health care, point of sale, logical and physical access control, mobile devices, national ID, voter registration, SIM card authentication, fleet management, and many more.

SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through an extensive partner network of reseller partners including original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators in North America, Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

SecuGen is a registered trademark of SecuGen Corp. in the United States and other countries.

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SecuGen Releases the Ultra-Slim Hamster Pro 10 and U10, an FBI-Certified OEM Fingerprint Sensor, at ISC West 2018

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce the release of the Hamster Pro(TM) 10 and U10 sensor. Both the Hamster Pro 10 and the U10 sensor inside of it are FBI certified for PIV and Mobile ID FAP 10 applications.

The Hamster Pro 10 ( https://secugen.com/products/hamster-pro-10/ ) features the U10 sensor at its core and is supported by SecuGen's free SDKs that operate on Windows, Linux, and Android. The U10 sensor is SecuGen's smallest sensor to date measuring only 13 mm thick and is based on patented technologies. The U10 sensor is therefore, suitable for embedding into virtually any device including laptops, ATMs, access control machines, and even small hand-held devices.

The ultra-slim Hamster Pro 10 itself is very compact, attractive, and economically priced for large scale deployments. The Hamster Pro 10 joins SecuGen's growing product portfolio of high quality and rugged USB fingerprint readers that include the affordable Hamster Pro as well as SecuGen's flagship Hamster Pro 20.

Dan Riley, VP of Engineering for SecuGen stated, "Since we started the company 20 years ago, we have been pushing optical fingerprint technology to its limits by making the sensor smaller and smaller while maintaining high image quality. With the U10 sensor, we have reached a critical milestone. This new sensor is small enough to be embedded into a laptop or hand-held device. Our team has done a masterful job with these products."

"As always, we are listening to our partners and responding to their requirements," added Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen. "They have been asking us for a smaller and less expensive sensor, and we are pleased to deliver the breakthrough Hamster Pro 10 and U10 sensor as a direct response to their expressed needs."

SecuGen will showcase the Hamster Pro 10 and U10 in booth # 8131 at ISC West 2018, the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, from Wednesday April 11 through Friday April 13, 2018.

About SecuGen:
SecuGen Corporation is the world's leading provider of advanced, optical fingerprint recognition technology, products, tools and platforms for physical and information security. SecuGen designs and develops FBI-certified fingerprint readers and OEM components, developer kits and software, including NIST/MINEX-compliant algorithms.

Known for high quality, ruggedness, and price-performance, SecuGen's products are used across a wide range of industries, market segments and applications around the world including insurance and banking, medical and health care, point of sale, logical and physical access control, mobile devices, AFIS and law enforcement, and national ID and voter ID projects.

Learn more at: https://secugen.com/.

SecuGen is a registered trademark of SecuGen Corp. in the United States and other countries.

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