Privaris’ plusID™ personal biometric token has been awarded the New Product of the Year by Access Control and Security Systems. The award honors excellence in new product development in the security industry and showcases the most innovative product of the current year. Privaris’ plusID products are personal identity verification tokens that provide secure access to multiple physical facilities, computers and networks, adding the heightened security of biometrics.
Security Industry New Product of the Year: Privaris’ plusID™ Personal Biometric Token Wins Prestigious Award
Groundbreaking Identity Verification Solution Selected by Top Security Consultants for “Access Control and Security Systems” Honor
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Privaris, a leading provider of wireless identity verification solutions, announced today that its plusID personal biometric token was named the New Product of the Year by Access Control and Security Systems, in the publication’s sixth annual award competition. The award honors excellence in new product development in the security industry, and showcases the most innovative product of the current year, recognizing the talent and commitment of the people involved in every aspect of development, from concept through sales.
“We are delighted to extend this year’s award to Privaris for their unique approach to identity verification,” said Larry Anderson, editor of Access Control and Security Systems. “All of our finalists demonstrated a resolute commitment to addressing today’s security challenges, but Privaris’ groundbreaking approach to biometrics offers organizations in any industry not just an effective solution to the problem of reliable identity verification, but a convenient and simple one.”
Privaris’ plusID products are the industry’s first personal identity verification tokens to provide secure access to multiple physical facilities, computers and networks, adding the heightened security of biometrics through a convenient and cost-effective delivery model. plusID works seamlessly with existing physical and logical (IT) security systems without requiring the installation of any new hardware or software, providing organizations a converged security solution that can be rapidly deployed. The key-fob sized device ensures personal privacy by performing all biometric processing, including matching, on the user’s personal device, rather than an external biometric database. It is tamper-resistant and built to withstand digital and physical attack.
“Receiving this well-respected industry award from Access Control and Security Systems and its readership further validates plusID as a simple yet innovative solution to ‘prove it’s you’,” said John Petze, CEO of Privaris. “Biometric technology has made tremendous advances and is by far the most reliable method of identity verification, but conventional approaches to biometric security solutions continue to hamper adoption rates. An organization can issue plusID in minutes to provide higher levels of security across multiple applications by working with their existing installed security systems, and without a biometric database. It’s a simple, secure and private approach to identity verification.”
Twenty finalists were chosen for the New Product of the Year Award by security industry leaders at the ASIS International conference in Las Vegas, September 2007. The finalists were featured in the publication’s October issue and readers were then invited to vote online for the most deserving product.
By applying innovative product design, manufacture and distribution, Privaris is enabling the widespread adoption of personal and affordable biometric security solutions. To learn more about Privaris’ wireless biometrics-based identity verification solutions, please contact Rebecca Paquette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Privaris Inc. focuses its technology expertise on the intersection of high security biometric applications and an individual’s right to personal privacy. Privaris products authenticate the identity of an individual prior to that individual being granted access to facilities, resources, services and transactions. Privaris Inc. is a privately-held Delaware corporation with its headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia. http://www.privaris.com
About Access Control & Security Systems
Access Control and Security Systems, a Penton Media Publication, is a business-to-business magazine that focuses on how America’s commercial, industrial and institutional facilities employ security systems to make their sites safer. The 36,700 subscribers come mostly from larger companies (Fortune 1000-size) and are the high-level personnel in charge of security at their companies or institutions. The magazine focuses on the equipment used in security systems, and especially on how that equipment is integrated into “security solutions.”