Cloud2DriveTM and GoVerifyIDTM create the first end-to-end enterprise secure cloud storage, data encryption and multi-modal biometric identity management platform for office and mobile
Extenua Inc., a pioneering developer of enterprise security software that simplifies the use and access of
ubiquitous cloud storage, announced a strategic partnership with Imageware Systems, Inc., a leader in mobile
and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions. The partnership delivers the industry’s
first enterprise grade, end-to-end secure cloud storage platform.
With pricing at just dollars per-user per-month, Cloud2DriveTM is a software-only solution. Cloud2Drive
requires no VPNs, gateways or other appliance-based hardware, eliminating their single-point-of-failure risks
and bottlenecks. Key features include:
- Aggregated multi-vendor cloud services presented as one or more high-capacity, fault tolerant virtual disk drives for Windows, Android, iOS, Linux, and MAC OSX users
- Real-time cloud vendor migration services without interruption of cloud service or data availability
- Compatibility and support for back-end, multi-vendor cloud structures from Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Fujitsu GCP/LCP, IBM Softlayer, Rackspace, WebDAV, SFTP, and others
- Multi-user, concurrent file-level access that prevents accidental file corruption
- Artificial Intelligence-based file caching algorithms enabling off-line user access to files with “five-
nines” (99.999%) accuracy
Access controls and encryption key management exceeding Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance standards “Enterprises large and small face security challenges in taking advantage of the productivity and economics of cloud storage. Extenua Cloud2Drive makes shared cloud storage secure, easy-to-access and simple to deploy with either new or existing cloud storage deployments and providers,” said Extenua Chief Executive Officer Steve Visconti. “Applying superior encryption techniques and multi-modal biometric identity management features provides a secure, unified enterprise platform without precedent. No matter the cloud service provider and scheme deployed—public, private, and hybrid—the security, flexibility and cost savings of Cloud2Drive more fully leverage enterprise data assets.”
“Partnering with Extenua makes advanced biometric authentication for cloud storage a reality,” said, Jim Miller, Imageware Chairman and CEO. “Combining Extenua’s revolutionary secure cloud storage with GoVerifyID allows the enhanced levels of security the enterprise is looking for. ImageWare GoVerifyIDTM’s out-of-band biometric authentication product delivers advanced fraud-prevention capabilities to organizations.
Biometric authentications including voice, eye, signature, fingerprint and facial recognition, provide an additional enterprise-grade security layers and fraud defense for cloud storage users. Biometrics also delivers the most effective, most seamless security solution for mobile data and users.”
ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) is a leading developer of mobile and cloud-based identity management solutions, providing biometric, secure credential and law enforcement technologies. Scalable for worldwide deployment, ImageWare’s biometric product line includes a multi-biometric engine that is hardware and algorithm independent, enabling the enrollment and management of unlimited population sizes. ImageWare’s identification products are used to manage and issue secure credentials, including national IDs, passports, driver’s licenses, smart cards and access control credentials. ImageWare’s digital booking products provide law enforcement with integrated mug shot, fingerprint live scan and investigative capabilities.
ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in Portland, OR, Washington, D.C., and Ottawa, Ontario. For more information on ImageWare Systems, Inc., please visit www.iwsinc.com.