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ASUSTeK Taps Bioscrypt

Bioscrypt announced that ASUSTeK has selected VeriSoft as part of its new line of biometric enabled notebook computers

TORONTO -- Bioscrypt Inc. (TSX: BYT), a leading provider of identity verification technology, announced today that ASUSTeK, a top-four maker of notebook computers, has selected VeriSoft as part of its new line of biometric enabled notebook computers. VeriSoft provides ASUSTeK notebooks with data encryption, support for multi-factor authentication and Single Sign-On functionality. The Bioscrypt VeriSoft product will be privately labelled as ASUSteK Security Protect Manager (ASPM).

According to Forrester Research Inc, as firms move more aggressively toward mobile platforms, new tools offer improved security, reliability, and manageability. Some vendors are adding integrated fingerprint readers and smart card authentication to improve system security and hard drive data protection to secure data in the event of a loss. PC manufacturers are also implementing the Trusted Platform Module (TPM), which uses a root key protected in silicon to enhance native Microsoft operating system file and folder encryption.*

ASUSTeK recognizes that today's mobile workforce requires comprehensive protection technology to meet evolving security needs. A variety of ASUSTeK portable notebooks, including the new R2H Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC), provide the best security management options for protecting data integrity through both software and hardware features. The ASUSTeK ASPM system guards access to the device and any related networks using embedded multifactor authentication procedures managed by the Single Sign-On (SSO) function, allowing simple one-time log-in without compromising security.

"ASPM's feature-rich security applications allow end users to encrypt and decrypt sensitive information, including files, folders and account information such as user names and passwords," said David Kao, Notebook Product Manager, ASUSTeK Computer Inc. "ASPM's ability to work with multiple biometric sensors and third party security hardware, such as Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs), made Bioscrypt an obvious choice for supplying ASUSTeK with a robust security application for its notebook platforms."

Bioscrypt Inc.

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