Softlock /IDEX Collaboration
Softlock and IDEX Biometrics Enter into an Agreement to Bring Advanced Security Solutions to the Middle East
Cairo, Egypt – 30th of June 2021 – Softlock,
a regional leader in Information Security providing technology state of the art solutions, has entered into a joint agreement with IDEX Biometrics ASA
, a leading provider of advanced fingerprint identification and authentication solutions, to supply biometrically enabled security solutions for identity management, access control and payment authentication applications.
IDEX and Softlock, have signed a partnership agreement to collaborate in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa markets promoting Softlock’s card operating system and smart card modules exclusively with IDEX’s fingerprint sensors and biometric solutions.
Softlock selected IDEX as their partner of choice for adding highly convenient user authentication to their trusted information security applications. Combining the flexibility of IDEX’s superior off-chip sensing architecture and biometric performance with Softlock’s state of the art security solutions provides an agile authentication and information protection framework for a variety of different market needs.
The secure access market continues to evolve at a rapid pace and the application of multi-factor authentication offers end-users a unique and personalized security solution. This agreement with IDEX leverages Softlock’s earlier success in providing fingerprint matching systems with enhanced security protocols to a global financial news and IT service provider announced in 2019.
Vince Graziani, CEO at IDEX Biometrics, comments: “Softlock is a highly recognized security technology provider in the Middle East providing trusted information security solutions for physical and logical access control and payment. We are happy to be joining forces and sharing our biometric expertise.”
Mohamed Ghattas, COO at Softlock said: “IDEX’s superior fingerprint sensors and biometric technology expertise made them our obvious partner of choice. This technology represents the next generation of secure access solutions and we look forward to offering this unique solution to our many customers.”
Softlock is a regional leader in Information Security providing technology, state of the art solutions, consulting, integration and testing services to protect the information assets, identities and the supporting infrastructure against unauthorized use. Softlock provides solutions covering the following areas: Software protection, data encryption, security hardware, digital signature, secure identification and authentication, secure online distribution of digital contents.
As of January 2021, Softlock has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of TrustSec in Europe. Working in parallel, the two companies will be able to maintain secure digital experience to the benefit of individuals, entities, and governments in two main opposite sides of the world, Europe and the Middle East.
For more information, visit http://www.softlock.net or http://www.trustsec.net
About IDEX Biometrics
IDEX Biometrics ASA (OSE: IDEX and Nasdaq: IDBA) is a leading provider of fingerprint identification technologies offering simple, secure, and personal touch-free authentication for all. We help people make payments, prove their identity, gain access to information, unlock devices, or gain admittance to buildings with the touch of a finger. We invent, engineer, and commercialize these secure, yet incredibly user-friendly solutions. Our total addressable market represents a fast growing multi-billion-unit opportunity.
For more information, visit www.idexbiometrics.com
and follow on Twitter @IDEXBiometrics