Intelligent CIO North America Issue 03 | Page 9


US General Services Agency deploys BIO-key ’ s PortalGuard IAM solution

BIO-key International , a provider of identity and access management ( IAM ) solutions powered by biometrics , has announced that the US General Services Agency ( GSA ), which provides centralized procurement for the federal government , has selected BIO-key ’ s PortalGuard IAM solution .

This is to deliver flexible , secure and compliant two-factor authentication for a public facing central communication application . The Office of GSA Information Technology ( OGIT ) administers a publicly accessible electronic mailing list environment and has a security requirement to enforce two-factor authentication for users who log in to the Listserv web interface .
By leveraging the PortalGuard IAM platform and its extensive experience working with legacy software applications , the BIO-key team provided a more efficient enrolment
and credential management process for the Listserv environment .
Listserv users will be prompted to enrol a second form of authentication using one of 15 authentication options supported by PortalGuard , including finger and voice biometrics , SMS PINs , tokens , mobile authenticators , push authentication and smart cards . “ We are honored to partner with the GSA to support their security initiative for this important public facing communication application ,” said Mike DePasquale , Chairman and CEO , BIO-key .
“ Stringent security compliance requirements are mandatory for all government agencies because of the nature of the information and data that is entrusted to them . In this case , we enhanced their legacy Listserv application to provide secure , frictionless two-factor authentication with self-service capabilities for all end-users .”

Research captures impact of efficiency and sustainability on cloud and service provider market

Schneider Electric , a leader in the Digital

Transformation of energy management and automation , has announced findings from a study by 451 Research , part of S & P Global Market Intelligence , that captures the impact efficiency and sustainability have on the cloud and service provider business .
The recently released report includes insights from a survey of over 800 data center service providers around the globe about their perspectives on sustainability and the strategic initiatives they are either deploying or may be using in the future . Additionally , it addresses what ’ s required to achieve sustainability measures for colocation providers .
“ The report from 451 Research provides a snapshot of the influence efficiency and sustainability has on the colocation market ,” said Mark Bidinger , President of the Cloud and Service Provider Segment ,
Schneider Electric . “ Multi-tenant data center operators can use it as a tool to assess gaps in resources and adoption , as well as the risks of not taking action .”
For the report , Multi-tenant Data Centers and Sustainability : Ambitions and Reality , 451 Research conducted surveys with IT decision-makers who hold functional responsibilities over their data center sustainability strategies within colocation and wholesale data centers .
Respondents were based in countries throughout the world including : the US , China , India , Australia , France , UK , Mexico , Brazil , Japan , Singapore , Saudi Arabia , Sweden and Demark . www . intelligentcio . com INTELLIGENTCIO