ImageWare Systems Press Release

ImageWare Systems Provides Major Enhancements to GoVerifyID Product Line

GoVerifyID Adds New Authentication Methods, Including FUJITSU Matching Algorithm for Palm Images 

SAN DIEGO, CA – December 22, 2017 – ImageWare® Systems, Inc. (ImageWare or IWS) (OTCQB: IWSY), a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, announces the availability of major enhancements to its GoVerifyID® mobile app, GoMobile Interactive® (GMI) cloud platform, and GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite products.  These product updates build upon ImageWare’s patented, ultra-scalable, and adaptable biometric authentication systems to provide even broader end-to-end solutions.    

ImageWare has extended the authentication methods that are available in the GoVerifyID mobile app and GoMobile Interactive cloud service to give users and organizations even more choices, while further increasing convenience, identity assurance, and security.  GoVerifyID now provides palm image recognition using the latest FUJITSU Matching Algorithm as an authentication option along with face, voice, and fingerprint recognition.  Additionally, ImageWare now offers an optional 6-digit secret PIN as an alternate, non-biometric authentication method.

ImageWare has extended the GoVerifyID integration with enterprise ecosystems for both Microsoft® and IBM® environments. ImageWare introduced a new Credential Provider for GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite for Windows. This provides additional security features for Windows computers, including support for Windows® Biometric Framework compatible devices.  GoVerifyID for IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM) was also recently released to provide turnkey integration similar to the end-to-end GoVerifyID solutions for CA®, SAP®, and Aruba® systems.

“As part of our continued commitment to help organizations secure their business and simplify user experience, we have released our newest versions of the GoVerifyID® family of products” said Jim Miller, Chairman and CEO of ImageWare.  “By increasing the number of options for biometric and non-biometric authentication methods, ImageWare gives users and organizations the ultimate in choice, flexibility, user assurance, and security.”

“Using our new FUJITSU Matching Algorithm for palm image recognition on your mobile phone along with a secret PIN provides the preeminent ‘what you have,’ ‘what you know,’ and ‘what you are’ multi-factor authentication solution.  We provide this GoVerifyID technology as part of FUJITSU Biometrics-as-a-Service™” said Jason Bradlee, Head of Security for Americas region, Fujitsu America, Inc. “Our studies have shown that often people prefer to submit an image of their palm rather than taking a selfie, as it is less obtrusive and more private.”

More detailed information is available in the GoVerifyID Product Update document:
http://info.iwsinc.com/GoVerifyID-Product-Release-Dec-2017

About Fujitsu Ltd.
Fujitsu Ltd. (FJTSY:OTC US) 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 http://www.fujitsu.com.

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: http://fujitsu.com/us and http://twitter.com/fujitsuamerica.

About ImageWare Systems, Inc.
ImageWare Systems, Inc. is a leading developer of mobile and cloud-based identity management solutions, providing patented 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, California, with offices in Portland, Oregon, Ottawa, Ontario, and Mexico City, Mexico. To learn more about ImageWare, visit iwsinc.com; follow us on TwitterLinkedInYouTube, and Facebook.

Trademarks:
Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, PalmSecure, K5, Finplex and “shaping tomorrow with you” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. Biometrics-as-a-Service is a trademark or registered trademark of Fujitsu America, Inc. in the United States and other countries. ImageWare, GoVerifyID and GoMobile Interactive are trademarks or registered trademarks of ImageWare Systems, Inc.in the United States and other countries. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. IBM is a trademark or registered trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States and other countries. CA is a trademark or registered trademark of CA Technologies in the United States and other countries. SAP is a trademark or registered trademark of SAP SE in the United States and other countries. Aruba is a trademark or registered trademark of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.

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