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Fujitsu and Secured Services Combine Biometric and Identity Management Authentication

Fujitsu Computer Products of America

Sunnyvale, CA and Reston, VA, March 14, 2006

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, and Secured Services, Inc. have successfully certified the Fujitsu PalmSecure™ biometric authentication device for SecuredUser, an identity management solution offering multifactor authentication, single sign-on and provisioning.

Fujitsu PalmSecure has been the recipient of numerous accolades since it was launched in June 2005, including the 2005 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award for Network Security and the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) "Best of Innovations" Award for Biometrics. Leveraging more than twenty years of industry leading image recognition and processing expertise, Fujitsu developed PalmSecure to address the growing demand for a highly accurate1, user friendly biometric security solution. The device works by capturing an image of the internal palm vein pattern and then, using a propriety algorithm, verifying that image against a pre-registered template for authentication. (1)

"For a variety of high security applications, PalmSecure is the perfect method of making certain the user’s identity is accurate," stated Dale Quick, president and chief executive officer, Secured Services. "And it fits well with our vision that identity management systems should be both affordable and easy to implement and use."

Fujitsu recently announced the next version of its PalmSecure application from the CeBIT technology conference in Hannover, Germany. The next generation product offers an increased authentication rate and a significantly reduced form factor, resulting in greater flexibility and ease of implementation in applications ranging from ATMs and room access security systems, to PC login systems and other solutions that will require highly secure authentication.

Fujitsu PalmSecure applications span several vertical markets, including security, financial/banking, access control, healthcare and government applications. Deployment of the Fujitsu PalmSecure is widespread in Japan with more than 10,000 sensors already in use at banks, universities, private condominiums and hospitals.

"Working together with Secured Services allows Fujitsu to provide both a unique biometric technology in PalmSecure and the identity management platform that allows single sign-on capabilities for a wide range of applications," said Joel Hagberg, vice president, marketing and business development, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. "The biometric industry will experience dramatic growth in the coming years and partners like Secured Services are important to us as we seek to work with our customers in developing biometric applications that solve real-world security challenges."

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    Internal research by Fujitsu resulted in a false acceptance rate of less than 0.00008% and a false rejection rate of only 0.01%. False acceptance rate is a rate at which someone other than the actual person is falsely recognized. False rejection rate is which the actual person is not recognized a rate at accurately.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.
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About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in Sunnyvale, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. Fujitsu Computer Products of America currently offers products and services including scanners and scanner maintenance, hard disk drives, Magneto-Optical drives, palm vein recognition technology and 10Gb Ethernet switches. Fujitsu Computer Products of America is located at 1255 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-746-7000.
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About Secured Services

Secured Services delivers Secure User Management software for identity-based management of enterprise IT security, operations, and regulatory compliance. Deploying rapidly and without disruption to any infrastructure, Identiprise™ is a comprehensive identity and network access management solution for complete administration, security, and audit of a user’s application and network access privileges, both wired and wireless. Secure the User. Secure the Connection. Everywhere. Learn more at Investor inquiries contact John Lund, (703) 476-7127, Media inquiries contact Bruce Lovett (703) 599-9943,

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Date: March 14, 2006
City: Sunnyvale, CA and Reston, VA
Company: Fujitsu Computer Products of America