SecuGen Corporation

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SecuGen, world leading manufacturer of optical fingerprint technology and products together with XTec Incorporated, the industry leader in secure identity solutions, today announced a low-cost, dual factor fingerprint and smartcard reader, the Hamster(TM) Pro Duo/SC, which in combination with XTec AuthentXware Full Lifecycle Management, supports all post-issuance activities on PIV and PIV-I credentials.

The newest iteration of SecuGen's proven fingerprint reader line is compact, accurate and offered at a largely reduced price to enable enterprise deployments.

"It's really important as a company that we offer not just the best performing technology but where hardware is involved, a compact and efficient solution," said Kevin Kozlowski, XTec's executive vice president. "With our enterprise software AuthentXware and the new Hamster Pro Duo/SC, our customers can perform all of their lifecycle maintenance securely and efficiently with a smaller footprint from the desktop."

XTec AuthentXware allows PIV and PIV-I credential post-issuance and lifecycle maintenance activities such as card unlock, PIN change, certificate updates and card activation all from the desktop. By reducing the footprint of the hardware with the Hamster Pro Duo/SC, agencies can offer the ability to update expiring certificates on their identity cards enterprise-wide, reducing the risk of unnecessary card printing and improving business operations and efficiency. This is the case for all XTec PIV and PIV-I customers. The first rollout of the smaller footprint for full card lifecycle management includes over 500 units for the Department of Homeland Security, which already uses AuthentXware Full Lifecycle Management at the desktop.

Designed in partnership between XTec and SecuGen in order to complete XTec's card lifecycle management offering for PIV and PIV-I customers, the Hamster Pro Duo/SC is SecuGen's smallest fingerprint and card reader combination to date. The Hamster Pro Duo/SC will be on display and available for demonstration at Booth 4615 at the RSA Conference 2016 in San Francisco's Moscone Center which runs from February 29 to March 4, 2016.

SecuGen CEO Won Lee added, "Our partnership with XTec is long and deep. Our continuing focus is and has always been to provide the best fingerprint technology, products and tools for our partners. The Hamster Pro Duo/SC is a natural result of our close partnership with XTec."

About XTec:

XTec is a leader in secure, interoperable authentication and verification systems. XTec develops, produces and licenses enterprise-level security solutions for credentialing, access control, information systems and electronic commerce for a wide range of government and commercial uses. XTec's focus is providing a secure foundation from which customers can build secure enterprise Web-based applications and cryptographic systems. XTec is a leading solutions provider for smart card based identity and access management and is recognized as a leader in both government and commercial circles. Learn more:

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 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 an extensive network of reseller partners including original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world. Learn more:

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