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SecuGen to Demonstrate New Smaller Fingerprint Reader that is FAP 20 Certified at BCC

fingerprint reader SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 9, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation is pleased to announce that it will be showing a completely new, smaller fingerprint reader at the 2013 Biometrics Consortium Conference in Tampa, Fla. from September 17 through the 19th. The new fingerprint reader and its OEM sensor version are both FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified by the FBI.

SecuGen products have long been known for capturing high quality images, being very rugged, as well as being affordable for use in large deployments. The FBI has certified the new fingerprint reader and its OEM sensor as meeting both PIV image quality specifications and FAP 20 Mobile ID requirements.

SecuGen has developed a remarkably compact USB fingerprint sensor that is less than half the height of SecuGen’s previous USB sensors. The small size will allow it to be integrated into hardware products where space is at a premium. SecuGen supplies OEM sensors to companies that embed them into their own products such as Access Control and Time & Attendance systems, kiosks, ATMs, safes, industrial equipment and many other types of equipment. The new smaller fingerprint sensor will be available to partners that require a small, rugged, high quality USB fingerprint reader at an affordable price.

Dan Riley, Vice President of Engineering for SecuGen said, “Fingerprint readers are now being deployed in increasingly diverse environments and must be able to capture great images time after time without any degradation. We are very pleased to be able to offer such a very high quality device in the new smaller fingerprint reader.”

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen added, “We are very excited about the development of our new sensor technologies. We are always looking for ways to provide our partners with state of the art products and tools. We are very pleased to be able to make the new smaller fingerprint reader and sensor available to our partners around the world.”

The new smaller fingerprint reader and its OEM version will be available for purchase in the near future. Visit SecuGen at booth 519 at the Biometric Consortium Conference in Tampa, Fla., from September 17 through the 19th to see the demonstration.

About SecuGen:

SecuGen Corporation ( http://www.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. Known for high quality, ruggedness, and performance in a wide variety of applications and environmental conditions, SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through a partner network of over 200 original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world.

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

Sales Contact: SecuGen Sales Dept., +1-408-834-7712, sales@secugen.com.

SecuGen Corporation, 2065 Martin Avenue Suite 108, Santa Clara, Calif. 95050, USA.

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SecuGen India is Now Open for Business

fingerprint biometricsSANTA CLARA, Calif., May 22, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation is pleased to announce the establishment of SecuGen India. The market for fingerprint biometrics is growing rapidly in India and the surrounding region. The opening of SecuGen India’s offices will enable SecuGen to better support the Indian market and its many customers, resellers and partners in that region.

Effective immediately, SecuGen India will sell all SecuGen products and provide local support and service exclusively in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. All sales in those countries will henceforth be handled by the new entity.

“As a result of the UID project, fingerprint biometrics has been growing very rapidly in India,” said Jeffrey Brown, VP of Sales & Marketing for SecuGen. “We are creating this new entity to better service our Indian partners. Having a local operation will greatly improve our ability to respond rapidly to the needs of the Indian marketplace.”

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen added, “Our Indian customers are very important to us and perhaps one of the keys to our long term success. We will be bringing more resources to bear so that we can meet the many requirements of our Indian resellers.”

Aniket Jathar, Director of SecuGen India said, “Now SecuGen has a local Indian presence, and this will greatly enhance our ability to meet the needs of the many ongoing projects in India. We are very pleased to be bringing SecuGen closer to the local Indian marketplace.”

All inquiries from India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka should now be directed to SecuGen India at sales@secugenindia.com.

About SecuGen:
SecuGen Corporation (www.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. Known for high quality, ruggedness, and performance in a wide variety of applications and environmental conditions, SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through a partner network of over 200 original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world.

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

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SecuGen to Demonstrate Fingerprint Technology for Android at CES

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation is pleased to announce a demonstration of Android™ compatibility with SecuGen Hamster IV™ and Hamster Plus™ fingerprint readers. This demonstration will be shown in SecuGen’s booth (#36175) at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 8th through the 11th.

SecuGen’s soon-to-be released SDK for Android will allow developers to create mobile applications secured by a user’s fingerprint. This SDK for Android will incorporate SecuGen’s MINEX certified, FIPS 201/PIV-compliant fingerprint template extraction and matching algorithms. The SDK will also include drivers and APIs for image capture and processing of fingerprints scanned by the Hamster Plus and Hamster IV readers as well as the iD-USB SC and the iD-USB SC/PIV fingerprint and smartcard combination devices. SecuGen’s biometric products are widely recognized for being rugged, accurate, and affordable and are sold through reseller partners worldwide.

“We are excited to be able to offer Android compatibility,” stated Dan Riley, Vice President of Engineering for SecuGen. “Our partners have asked us for this, and of course we are going to provide the tools that they need to succeed. This SDK for Android is one of several exciting new products that we will be bringing to market in 2013.”

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen added, “We are very pleased to be able to demonstrate Android compatibility at CES. Today mobile computing has become a ubiquitous platform for a broad range of applications including applications that demand high levels of security such as finance, health care and medical records, as well as the provision of government services. We are proud to be able to deliver to our partners the ability to leverage that platform.”

About SecuGen:
SecuGen Corporation (www.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. Known for high quality, ruggedness, and performance in a wide variety of applications and environmental conditions, SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through a partner network of over 200 original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world.

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

SecuGen Corporation, 2065 Martin Avenue Suite 108, Santa Clara, Calif. 95050, USA.

Sales Contact: SecuGen Sales Dept.; +1-408-834-7712; sales@secugen.com. www.secugen.com.

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STQC Certifies SecuGen Hamster IV Fingerprint Reader for India’s UID Project

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation is pleased to announce that its Hamster™ IV fingerprint reader has been certified by the Standardization Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) Directorate, an office of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) of India. This certification was obtained in cooperation with and through the determined efforts of Tutis Technology Ltd., SecuGen’s longtime partner in India.

STQC certification of biometric devices is a requirement for implementing biometric authentication in India’s Unique Identification (UID) project. This certification scheme provides confidence that certified devices are reliable, safe, and secure and meet the project’s requirements. The goal of the UID project is to issue every Indian resident a unique identification number linked to the resident’s demographic and biometric information, which they can use to identify themselves anytime, anywhere in India, and to access a host of benefits and services.

The Hamster IV, SecuGen’s flagship fingerprint capture device, was previously certified by the FBI as FIPS 201/PIV compliant. The Hamster IV is rugged, accurate, and affordable, which makes it ideal for the high-volume, low-cost approach required by many of the anticipated applications enabled by the UID project. This product is available worldwide via SecuGen’s network of reseller partners.

“Our engineering team and the engineers at Tutis have all worked very hard in pursuit of the STQC Certification,” stated Dan Riley, SecuGen’s Vice President of Engineering. “We are tireless in our efforts toward designing and manufacturing the world’s best optical fingerprint reader. We believe that this is the best way for us to satisfy the needs of our partners around the world and their end-user customers. STQC Certification is the latest confirmation of this approach.”

Aniket Jathar, Director of Tutis Technologies said, “We have enjoyed working with SecuGen for about twelve years now. The quality of their products as well as their responsiveness and flexibility has assisted us in promoting SecuGen products in virtually every part of India. We are very happy to have received the STQC Certification as this is now required for most Indian fingerprint procurements.”

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen added, “We are honored to have the Hamster IV receive this certification, and we are grateful to Tutis for their tireless assistance. Our goal has always been to manufacture high quality fingerprint products at affordable prices. This is in the best interest of our partners around the world and ultimately is what end-users are looking for. Obtaining STQC certification is the most recent and very welcome confirmation of this strategy.”

About Tutis Technologies Ltd.:

Tutis Technologies Ltd. has been providing biometrics solutions for over 12 years and works closely with customers, software developers and various agencies to ensure world class, standards compliant solutions for very customer need. The company has provided biometric solutions for various Indian government projects that are functional for more than 10 years. Additionally the company has been working with UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of INDIA) for biometric authentication pilot projects and proof of concept demonstrations. The recent STQC certification will help to establish the company as a dominant player in UIDAI authentication projects for years to come.

About SecuGen:

SecuGen Corporation (www.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. Known for high quality, ruggedness, and performance in a wide variety of applications and environmental conditions, SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through a partner network of over 200 original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world.

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

SecuGen Corporation; 2065 Martin Avenue Suite 108, Santa Clara, Calif. 95050, USA. Tel 408.727.7787; Fax 408.834.7762 – http://www.secugen.com/ .

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Biometric Security for SAP(R) Available using SecuGen(R) Hamster(TM) Fingerprint Readers with bioLock(TM) Software

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce the availability of biometric identity management and fraud prevention for SAP® system users with the combination of SecuGen® Hamster™ Plus and Hamster™ IV fingerprint readers and bioLock™ software from realtime North America Inc.

SecuGen fingerprint scanners are fully compatible with bioLock software, which gives SAP users biometric control of sensitive system activities at granular levels, such as financial transfers, access to customer or vendor master data and viewing of confidential company reports or intellectual property. Biometric credentials can be re-authenticated when users request restricted information or perform mission-critical activities, using a SecuGen Hamster series reader combined with bioLock software. Passwords become irrelevant and are replaced with robust biometric control. This enhances governance, regulatory compliance and strictly enforces Segregation of Duties (SoD) procedures.

SecuGen fingerprint readers are well known around the world for being accurate, rugged, and affordable. The Hamster Plus and Hamster IV feature Auto-On™, an Automatic Finger Placement Detection technology that checks for the presence of a finger without prompting, thus improving speed significantly. Recognition of difficult fingerprints, such as dry, wet, scarred or aged skin, has been enhanced with Smart Capture™, which adjusts brightness to adjust for such conditions.

Jeff Brown, VP of Sales and Marketing stated, “Our Hamster readers work seamlessly with bioLock and SAP software to give security administrators more control than ever before. If a user fails a SecuGen biometric authentication by attempting an unauthorized activity, a supervisor can be automatically alerted by email of the logged security violation. The SecuGen Hamster reader therefore becomes an integral part of an SAP data loss and insider fraud prevention system.”

“The SecuGen Hamster Plus and Hamster IV are very easy to use with great speed and image quality,” stated Thomas Neudenberger, COO of realtime North America Inc. “We are very impressed with the ergonomics and quality of these readers. The adoption and acceptance of biometrics in corporate environments is dependent on ease of use and convenience as provided by SecuGen’s Hamster line of fingerprint readers.”

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen, added, “We are very pleased to be working with realtime AG and realtime North America. Together we are able to provide a level of security demanded by SAP customers which happen to be some of the world’s most visible corporations.”

About realtime North America, Inc.:
Established in Europe 25 years ago by former senior SAP® managers, realtime is a certified SAP® Software partner specializing in biometric security and identity management software systems. Over 200 Fortune Global 500 corporations and government agencies are served by realtime software. Find out more at http://www.biolock.us .

About SecuGen:
SecuGen Corporation (www.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. Known for high quality, ruggedness, and performance in a wide variety of applications and environmental conditions, SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through a partner network of over 200 original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world. SecuGen’s patents and intellectual property cover essential technology required to manufacture compact, durable and high quality optical fingerprint sensors that have been adopted by leading fingerprint vendors in the biometrics industry.

SAP® and any other SAP® products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and other countries. SecuGen is a registered trademark of SecuGen Corporation in the United States and other countries. Any other company and product names listed above are registered trademarks of the respective companies.

Sales Contact: SecuGen Sales Dept. +1-408-834-7712, sales@secugen.com or www.secugen.com .

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SecuGen and Suprema Reach Settlement and Dismiss Lawsuits Against Each Other

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 13, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation and Suprema Inc., announced today that the two companies reached an agreement to settle lawsuits filed against each other in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division. SecuGen and Suprema resolved those disputes on confidential terms and have dismissed the pending lawsuits against each other.

About SecuGen:
SecuGen Corporation (www.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.

Known for high quality, ruggedness, and performance in a wide variety of applications and environmental conditions, SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through a partner network of over 200 original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world.

Since 1998, SecuGen has made considerable investment in research and development for core technologies and to develop, maintain, and protect its valuable worldwide patents. Strengthened and validated through numerous invalidation attempts and upheld in litigation and reexamination, SecuGen’s patents and intellectual property cover essential technology required to manufacture compact, durable and high quality optical fingerprint sensors that have been adopted by leading fingerprint vendors in the biometrics industry.

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

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SecuGen Issues Clarifying Statement Concerning Patent Infringement Lawsuit

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 12, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation, a worldwide leader in the area of fingerprint sensor technology, which is located in Silicon Valley, issued a statement today clarifying a prior press release entitled: “SecuGen Obtains Permanent Injunction Against Suprema Distributors and OEM Partners in Patent Infringement Lawsuit.”

That press release noted that SecuGen obtained a permanent injunction against RBH Access Technologies, Inc. and RBH USA, Inc. from importing, offering for sale, distributing or selling within the United States products that incorporate non-licensed Suprema fingerprint sensors. SecuGen now clarifies that, based on information provided by Suprema, RBH Access Technologies, Inc. and RBH USA, Inc. are not Suprema distributors or OEM partners.

About SecuGen:
SecuGen Corporation (www.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.

Known for high quality, ruggedness, and performance in a wide variety of applications and environmental conditions, SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through a partner network of over 200 original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world.

Since 1998, SecuGen has made considerable investment in research and development for core technologies and to develop, maintain, and protect its valuable worldwide patents. Strengthened and validated through numerous invalidation attempts and upheld in litigation and reexamination, SecuGen’s patents and intellectual property cover essential technology required to manufacture compact, durable and high quality optical fingerprint sensors that have been adopted by leading fingerprint vendors in the biometrics industry.

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

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SecuGen and BridgePoint Systems Collaborate to Create TrustPoint 3-Factor, PIV Compliant, Physical Access Control Device

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen and BridgePoint Systems are collaborating to introduce the new TrustPoint 3-Factor Biometric Reader, BridgePoint’s flexible solution. The new Reader offers a variety of security options including biometric, PIN and optional PKI challenge-response authentication for increasing or decreasing the level of security, depending on the user’s requirements. The new Reader will be available for preview at SecuGen’s booth, number 18139, at next week’s ISC West 2012 exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The TrustPoint 3-Factor Biometric Reader contains SecuGen’s PIV compliant fingerprint OEM module, the SDA04, and is the only device of its kind that is Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) compatible. It is designed to authenticate Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credentials and mitigate electronic cloning. Attackers who otherwise could make a copy of a PIV credential and then build a clone will not be able to do so when BridgePoint’s TrustPoint 3-Factor Biometric Reader is in-place. The attacker cannot copy the private keys that are required to achieve a cryptographic PKI challenge-response, which the BridgePoint Reader is uniquely configured to verify. As a result, attackers are not able to succeed when it comes to getting past either the Personal or Card Authentication Key (PAK and CAK) mechanisms.

The TrustPoint 3-Factor Biometric Reader features an advanced, weather-resistant, slim-line design, a user friendly telephone-style keypad, a bright 2 line by 16 character display, a stainless steel conduit port, a USB programming port and dual tamper switches for detecting unauthorized removal.

“When designing this state-of-the-art reader, we were drawn to SecuGen’s fingerprint sensors and OEM modules,” said Thomas E. Corder, president and CEO of BridgePoint Systems. “We felt the technology was unmatched due to its high quality and reasonable pricing structure. “We are very pleased to work with SecuGen and look forward to a long relationship between our two companies.”

Jeff Brown, VP of Sales for SecuGen added, “The TrustPoint 3-Factor Biometric Reader is truly unique in its ability to present a cryptographic PKI challenge-response. We are excited about the prospects for this product.”

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen stated, “Our goal has always been to deliver reliable, accurate, and affordable products for our developer partners. We are very pleased with BridgePoint Systems’ new Reader and we are honored to play a part in bringing this new product to market.”

About BridgePoint Systems:
For more than a decade, BridgePoint Systems has delivered solutions to help security managers face an ever-changing landscape of threats and challenges. Located at the edge of Silicon Valley, the company offers innovative technology that embeds public key infrastructure in an agile, user friendly way for assuring identity in physical access systems. Among other pioneering efforts, BridgePoint Systems was the first U.S. company to develop smart card readers for use by the Department of Defense in a physical access system. The company was also first to integrate the Department of Defense’s CAC with biometrics in a real world deployment and first to install an interoperable Personal Identification Verification reader in a government, multi-tenant facility.

Some of the nation’s largest government contractors and security integrators such as the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marines, Army Corps of Engineers, General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) use BridgePoint Systems’ technology. All of BridgePoint Systems’ products are securely designed and built in the United States. For more information, visit BridgePoint Systems’ website at www.BridgePointsystems.com or call (510) 346-1510.

About SecuGen:
SecuGen Corporation (www.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. Known for high quality, ruggedness, and performance in a wide variety of applications and environmental conditions, SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through a partner network of over 200 original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world.

Since 1998, SecuGen has made considerable investment in research and development of core fingerprint technologies and to develop, maintain, and protect its valuable worldwide patents. Strengthened and validated through numerous invalidation attempts and upheld in litigation and reexamination, SecuGen’s patents and intellectual property cover essential technology required to manufacture compact, durable and high quality optical fingerprint sensors that have been adopted by leading fingerprint vendors in the biometrics industry.

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

SecuGen Corporation, 2065 Martin Avenue Suite 108, Santa Clara, Calif. 95050, USA; Tel 408.727.7787.

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