UPEK Launches Fingerprint Sensor Software Compatible With Windows 7

Protector Suite 2009 can be used with any fingerprint sensor that is supported by the Windows Biometric Framework

October 17, 2009

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EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UPEK', Inc. today announced the launch of Protector Suite 2009 software, the latest version of the award-winning fingerprint sensor software already used on millions of laptops, which now supports Windows 7. By incorporating support for the Windows Biometric Framework (WBF), Protector Suite 2009 can be used with any fingerprint sensor that is supported by the WBF. Protector Suite 2009, which also supports Windows Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3.5, is now available for the first time as a free trial version at www.upek.com/ps2009.

Protector Suite 2009 works with fingerprint sensors in computers and peripherals to protect users from identity theft and to make it easier to access personal information such as password-protected web accounts. Computer users can simply use their finger instead of memorizing and typing passwords to:

* Logon to Windows * Access password-protected websites and applications * Encrypt sensitive files and folders * Shop online * Launch favorite applications * Switch between user accounts * For businesses, protect access to PCs and corporate networks with pre-boot authentication and multi-factor authentication e.g. RSA SecurID

Protector Suite 2009's newly redesigned user-friendly interface makes it easy to create, save, organize and use safe passwords on websites and to eliminate the headache of trying to keep track of passwords and not being able to login to websites.

"Protector Suite 2009 offers a richer experience and compelling new features for current owners of UPEK-enabled laptops and Eikon fingerprint readers," said Brian DeGonia, senior manager, product marketing at UPEK. "And with support for the Windows 7 Windows Biometric Framework, owners of laptops with non-UPEK fingerprint sensors can now for the first time enjoy a richer, more convenient experience that millions of Protector Suite users have enjoyed."

Protector Suite 2009 supports Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows Vista (32 & 64 bit), and Windows XP (32 & 64 bit) and includes support for 22 languages.

A free trial of a limited version of Protector Suite 2009 is available for download and the full version is available for purchase for $19.99 at www.upek.com/ps2009

Protector Suite 2009 will also be shipping pre-installed on upcoming laptops as well as with the Eikon Digital Privacy Manager, UPEK's USB peripheral fingerprint reader (www.upek.com/eikon).

About UPEK

UPEK, Inc. is the global leader in enterprise and consumer biometric fingerprint solutions. UPEK authentication hardware and software are integrated into laptops from the world's top five largest PC makers, as well as USB flash drives, external hard disk drives, and mobile phones from leading manufacturers. UPEK's ecosystem of over 100 hardware and software partners enables strong authentication solutions for market verticals including healthcare, banking, education, and government. UPEK offers the only silicon-based fingerprint sensor that is FIPS 201 certified for authentication of millions of US government employees and contractors. UPEK also provides consumer packaged goods including the CES award-winning Eikon Digital Privacy Manager, the only fingerprint reader on the market that supports PCs and Macs. UPEK products make your digital world safe and personal. For more info, visit www.upek.com.

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