realtime North America IncSANTA CLARA, Calif. /California 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(R) system users with the combination of SecuGen(R) Hamster(TM) Plus and Hamster(TM) IV fingerprint readers and bioLock(TM) 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(TM), 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(TM), 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(R) managers, realtime is a certified SAP(R) 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 .

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 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.

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