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Precise Biometrics Announces Partnership with SPARC, Delivers Additional, Multi-Factor Authentication and Streamlined Mobile Device Management to Federal Government Users

Precise Biometrics, an innovation leader in providing authentication solutions, and developer of Tactivo, a smart casing that provides both smart card and fingerprint authentication to mobile devices, announces today that it has partnered with SPARC, a leading software product development company to the government and commercial sectors.

Precise Biometrics’ Tactivo product will be bundled with SPARC’s new mobile management platform, Knappsack, to bring increased security capabilities through multiple layers of authentication to federal agencies’ mobile applications. It will also enhance the value and utility government users receive from their mobile apps through an easy-to-use, efficient approach to streamline their mobile device management activities.

This new tool will also help government users to satisfy, even exceed, current and future federal device authentication mandates, such as FIPS 201 and HSPD-12. These regulations are in a constant state of evolution as the BYOD (“Bring Your Own Device”) movement continues to expand with growing mobile usage among government employees. Along with this consistent increase in mobile device usage across federal agencies, comes the ever-expanding need to increase security capabilities through implementation of multi-factor authentication solutions.

Knappsack features an easy-to-use, customizable open source infrastructure, as well as a streamlined platform interface to deliver centralized management of an organization’s array of mobile apps. Additionally, it enables federal agencies to securely upload apps to specific groups and to deploy selected groups to any device.

“We are thrilled to bring the innovative biometric and authentication technology Tactivo enables to enhance the power and security of SPARC’s Knappsack mobile device management solution to continue to grow our footprint in the federal space,” Precise Biometrics’ CEO Thomas Marschall says. “This new bundled solution will help government users to satisfy the latest security mandates while providing additional value and utility through the streamlined management of their mobile apps for maximum efficiency and security, central to the innovation and evolution of the mobile application space and BYOD landscape.”

“We are excited to partner with the industry-leading company, Precise Biometrics,” SPARC’s CEO, Eric Bowman states. “Our innovative Knappsack platform is an ideal complement to Precise’s Tactivo product, to deepen its value and utility among users across the U.S. federal government.”

About Precise Biometrics

Precise Biometrics is a market-leading provider of solutions for fingerprint recognition to prove people's identities. With top-of-the-line expertise in fingerprint verification, Precise Biometrics offers fast, accurate and secure authentication of a person. The technology adds value to ID, enterprise and bank cards as well as systems for access control to buildings, computers and networks. Precise Biometrics serves business and government organizations throughout the world and its technology is licensed to close to 160 million users. For more information, please visit www.precisebiometrics.com.

About SPARC

SPARC is a software product development company creating engaging, forward-thinking technology while putting customers, employees, partners, and the community first. With offices in Charleston, South Carolina and Washington, D.C., SPARC provides software development services for the government and commercial sectors, and develops commercial software products for the executive leadership, human resources, green energy, big data analytics, and mobile markets. Come by for a tour and see SPARC’s award-winning culture for yourself, or learn more at sparcedge.com.

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