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FreeBalance to OEM Security Software from AuthenWare

FreeBalance to Incorporate AuthenWare's Keystroke Dynamics Identity Authentication Technology


Ottawa, Canada and Miami, Florida  (December 7, 2010) - AuthenWare®, a leading cybersecurity software provider, and FreeBalance, a global Government Resource Planning (GRP) software company, today announced that FreeBalance has OEMed and is integrating the AuthenWare Identity Authentication solution into its Government Resource Planning (GRP) solution, the FreeBalance Accountability Suite. AuthenWare's innovative second-factor technology verifies that the person typing a user ID and password is the actual owner of those credentials, based on effective and innovative keystroke dynamics, a behavioural biometric technology. This technology requires no additional hardware, representing a low-cost, sustainable security solution for government customers.


"We are proud to be selected by FreeBalance as the strong security provider technology for its GRP customers," said Tom Helou, President and COO of AuthenWare. "The additional layer of protection that AuthenWare delivers will ensure that public financial management and other government agency users around the world can be sure that their credentials will not be used maliciously."


By integrating the AuthenWare Identity Authentication software, FreeBalance will provide its government customers with a robust security solution that practically eliminates the risk of identity theft when users logon to the web-based FreeBalance Accountability Suite. The integrated FreeBalance AuthenWare solution will help GRP customers prevent identify thefts and web fraud by rendering phishing and key logging attacks useless.


"AuthenWare technology delivers a seamless layer of strong security to prevent cyber threats and user ID theft," said Manuel Pietra, President & CEO at FreeBalance. "The product has virtually no impact on end-users, and it is easy to implement, making it a very cost-effective for our government customers."


AuthenWare technology offers a radically different approach towards handling security by securing information access through keystroke dynamics and rendering any stolen credentials useless. It accomplishes this through a proprietary protocol that creates and maintains a unique personal security pattern for each user every time that he or she enters data using the keyboard (for example, their user name and password). By doing so, AuthenWare technology delivers the highest levels of security without the need for any additional hardware or to store any personally identifiable information (PII). As a testament to the software's accuracy and reliability, AuthenWare was certified by the International Biometric Group (IBG) and received its Common Criteria Certificate for security compliance.


The FreeBalance Accountability Suite supports the unique and evolving requirements of government, including GRP, Government Performance Management, Government 2.0, Shared Services and Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). The FreeBalance Accountability Suite covers the entire budget cycle and provides fiscal control over fund allocations, expenditures, appropriations, revenue administration, and human resources. The FreeBalance Accountability Suite is a fully compliant J2EE solution. The
n-tier architecture allows departments and agencies to leverage existing web, application and database clusters. Unlike traditional software solutions, the FreeBalance Accountability Suite is fully web based and has no hidden client/server technologies.


FreeBalance customers span the globe and the user community includes public financial management professionals in 18 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Liberia, Mongolia, Namibia, Pakistan, Panama, Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan, Timor-Leste, and Uganda among others. FreeBalance operates in 15 customer time zones. FreeBalance has more than 60,000 users around the world. FreeBalance software manages a global civil service workforce of 1,500,000, and also manages a quarter trillion ($US) annual budgets worldwide.


About AuthenWare
AuthenWare® Corporation is a leading cybersecurity software innovator focused on fighting identity theft. The Company's tokenless 2-factor authentication system delivers strong security through a combination of keystroke dynamics, behavioral and environmental characteristics to minimize identity theft, web fraud and other system vulnerabilities. The AuthenWare solution creates a unique personal security pattern that recognizes authorized users while keeping hackers out. AuthenWare is headquartered in Miami, FL, with offices around the world. Tens of millions of people use the company's products every day in a variety of industries, including financial services, government, healthcare, telecommunications and online retailers. For more information, visit www.authenware.com.


About FreeBalance

FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance software solutions for public financial and human resource management support reform and modernization to improve governance, transparency and accountability. Good governance is required to improve development results. For more information, visit www.freebalance.com.


AuthenWare is a registered trademark of AuthenWare Corporation. All other company/product names and service marks may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.



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