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Fujitsu Upgrades Biometrics-as-a-Service with Latest Catalog Manager Marketplace and ImageWare's GoVerifyID

Fujitsu America Inc.

Sunnyvale, CA, July 14, 2016

Fujitsu, a leading global information and communication technology company, and ImageWare® Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY), a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, today announced that an upgraded version of the Biometric-as-a-Service solution is now available on FUJITSU Cloud Service S5® (S5). The update leverages the latest version of FUJITSU Software Enterprise Service Catalog Manager, which provides rapid Software-as-a-Service deployment of partner offerings from anywhere in the world. The converged solution also incorporates proprietary GoVerifyID®, a cloud-based biometric identity management suite.

This combined solution offers numerous benefits, including quick and seamless cloud deployment of the biometric ID management solution. Customers are given the choice of blending biometric modalities (palm vein, retina scan, etc.) and developing the best user experience for their organization through a secure and fast biometric identity verfication process. Furthermore, customers can rapidly and easily integrate the solution with existing business applications. For users operating across multiple locations, desired geographies can be selected for storing data when deploying the Biometrics-as-a-Service on the Fujitsu Cloud. In order to reduce fraud risk and improve overall customer experience, the solution offers identity assurance for customers, employees, and third parties.

Derek Northrope, Global Biometrics Community Lead at Fujitsu Canada says: "We are constantly seeking new ways to offer a large range of solutions to our customers to meet their growing IT needs, as the number of mobile devices designed with biometric features continues to grow, and as more and more businesses strive to minimize the risk of fraud, we are pleased to have upgraded our Biometrics-as-a-Service offering. ImageWare is a global leader in the biometric identity management market and is able to support virtually any biometric modality, offers multi-biometric fusion, and can securely store and match biometric data in the cloud anonymously."

Jim Miller, chairman and CEO at ImageWare Systems, adds "Businesses are searching for new ways to securely identify and authenticate mission-critical operations, data and transaction information. The deployment of this upgraded joint product on the Fujitsu S5 Cloud allows us to address this growing need for end-user verification as a service on a large scale. Fujitsu is a leader in system integrations and cloud services, and through this partnership we offer a world-class product that can empower businesses with the biometric identity verification they need to control virtually any form of access."

Corresponding with this upgrade, Fujitsu is making available a recently completed white paper "Cloud-based Identity and Authentication: BIOMETRICS-AS-A-SERVICE" by Frost & Sullivan. This document encapsulates fresh market review and analysis, as well as powerful insights regarding the multi-modal Biometrics-as-a-Service offering.

About ImageWare Systems, Inc.
ImageWare Systems, Inc. is a leading developer of mobile and cloud-based identity management solutions, providing biometric secure credential and law enforcement technologies. Scalable for worldwide deployment, ImageWare's patented biometric product line includes a highly scalable, multi-modal biometric engine capable of working with a wide array of sensors, modalities, and algorithms. ImageWare's identity management products are used for secure credentials, national IDs, passports, driver's licenses, and smart cards as well as both application and physical access control systems. ImageWare products support a wide range of biometric modalities including, but not limited to, face, voice, fingerprint, eye, DNA, and more. ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in Portland, OR, Washington, D.C., Ottawa, Ontario, and Mexico. For more information on ImageWare Systems, Inc., please visit www.iwsinc.com.

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Date: July 14, 2016
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu America, Inc.