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Fujitsu Signs Agreement with ImageWare to extend Security Portfolio with Multi-modal Multi-factor Biometric Solutions

Fujitsu America Inc.

News facts:
  • Agreement enhances the Fujitsu biometric security solutions portfolio to support mobile devices and additional authentication methods including advance pattern matching, fingerprint, face & voice recognition
  • Fujitsu customers can now deploy Multi-factor Multi-modal BIOMETRICS-as-a-Service leveraging ImageWare Systems GoVerifyID® and CloudID family of products to quickly and easily upgrade their security processes
  • Businesses can deploy the biometric authentication as a service, with multiple public, private & hybrid cloud hosting options including Fujitsu Cloud Service K5
Sunnyvale, CA, July 19, 2017

Fujitsu America, Inc. today announces that it is broadening its biometric security solutions portfolio through an agreement with ImageWare Systems as its Biometrics-as-a-Service partner. ImageWare Systems (OTCQB: IWSY) is a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions. This agreement strengthens the broad portfolio of Fujitsu cyber security products and services, which includes the Fujitsu PalmSecure® family, the SAMURAI Platform™, the RoboSOC™ (SOC in a Box) solution, consulting services, systems integration services, Security Operations Centers (SOC) and other managed security services. These cyber security products and services are available across North, South and Central America.

“After forming a technology partnership several years ago, ImageWare and Fujitsu have seamlessly integrated key offerings so that they are now market ready,” said Jason Bradlee, Head of Security for the America region, Fujitsu America, Inc. “We are working with ImageWare on a number of opportunities, including a large-scale federated identity project with several major players using a number of our enterprise and cyber security solutions including our Biometrics and Identity-as-a-Service product, which is scheduled for launch later this quarter. We look forward to continuing this partnership.”

Biometric identity and access management solutions from Fujitsu, including its flagship PalmSecure palm vein authentication solution, leverage ImageWare System’s Biometric Engine® as their back end identity storage and matching database. Fujitsu customers will now be able to deploy biometric authentication as a service with multiple public, private and hybrid cloud hosting options including Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 and be able to leverage ImageWare Systems GoVerifyID® and CloudID family of products.

“As businesses heavily rely on cloud adoptions, IoT and big data analytics as enablers for digital transformations, it becomes increasingly important to take additional steps to secure this new ecosystem of critical infrastructure and data assets through multi-factor multi-modal access control mechanisms including biometrics authentication” says Satya Nanda, Vice President of Security Portfolio & Professional Services, Fujitsu America, Inc. “This addition to the portfolio will enable our customers to accelerate their digital transformation journeys”.

ImageWare Systems GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite provides multi-modal biometric authentication for the full breadth of an organization’s ecosystems. It combines consistent user experience and centralized administration with the highest level of security, flexibility, and usability. This product integrates with the Microsoft security infrastructure through Microsoft Active Directory and other enterprise directory services.

“This agreement represents the migration from technology partners to marketing and sales partners,” said Jim Miller, Chairman and CEO of ImageWare Systems, Inc. “The Fujitsu brand is synonymous with quality, service and value around the world, serving millions of customers. We are very proud to be at the core of the family of biometric and security products they offer to their clients as we now move these products to market.”

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Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see

About Fujitsu Americas

Fujitsu America, Inc. is the parent and/or management company of a group of Fujitsu-owned companies operating in North, Central and South America dedicated to delivering the full range of Fujitsu products, solutions and services in ICT to our customers in the Western Hemisphere. These companies are collectively referred to as Fujitsu Americas. Fujitsu enables clients to meet their business objectives through integrated offerings and solutions, including consulting, systems integration, managed services, outsourcing and cloud services for infrastructure, platforms and applications; data center and field services; and server, storage, software and mobile/tablet technologies. For more information, please visit: and

About ImageWare Systems, Inc.

ImageWare Systems, Inc. is a leading developer of mobile and cloud-based identity management solutions, providing biometric authentication solutions for the enterprise. The company delivers next-generation biometrics as an interactive and scalable cloud-based solution. ImageWare brings together cloud and mobile technology to offer multi-factor authentication for smartphone users, for the enterprise, and across industries.

ImageWare’s products support multi-modal biometric authentication including, but not limited to, face, voice, fingerprint, iris, palm, and more. All the biometrics can be combined with or used as replacements for authentication and access control tools, including tokens, digital certificates, passwords, and PINS, to provide the ultimate level of assurance, accountability, and ease of use for corporate networks, web applications, mobile devices, and PC desktop environments. ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, Calif., with offices in Portland, OR, Ottawa, Ontario, and Mexico. To learn more about ImageWare, visit; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook.

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Date: July 19, 2017
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu America, Inc.