City of Apopka Selects Zvetco Biometrics and Viable Solutions, Inc. to Deliver Needed Strong Authentication for Compliance with CJIS Mandates

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Best-in-class fingerprint authentication hardware manufacturer and network security solution provider Zvetco Biometrics in conjunction with Viable Solutions, Inc. today announced that its Verifi™ line of fingerprint biometric readers secure the electronic access of the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) for the City of Apopka.

Zvetco scanners are a cost effective product that easily connects to our VDI and Physical workstations.

Zvetco Biometrics, a leader in fingerprint identity and authentication solutions, today announced that the City of Apopka has deployed the company’s P4500 biometric fingerprint reader and the Authasas® enterprise grade biometric software, to achieve compliance with CJIS mandates at state and federal levels. The City of Apopka selected Zvetco and Viable Solutions, Inc. to provide and install a turn-key solution to secure mobile access to information, reduce helpdesk costs and simplify compliance with the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) mandate. With this installation, the City of Apopka delivers extremely high security and convenience through fingerprint scanning.

Within the new mandates, agencies must enforce unique IDs, strong passwords, and comply with the CJIS Advanced Authentication requirement by 2013. However, Advanced Authentication is required for any system upgrade performed after 2005. This means that instead of a 2013 deadline, the mandates must be met at the time of the upgrade. Agencies that are audited and don’t comply with the CJIS policy could be denied access to CJIS systems or face penalties.

The City of Apopka has chosen Zvetco Biometrics and their VAR, Viable Solutions, Inc. to deliver much needed biometric tools to achieve tight integration within a Novell eDirectory environment. In addition to their all-metal biometric readers, Zvetco provided Authasas®, advanced authentication software that enabled the first of its kind connectivity with Novell eDirectory.

City of Apopka’s IT Supervisor, Robert Hippler, says, "Zvetco scanners are a cost effective product that easily connects to our VDI and Physical workstations. With those in place we are able to deliver the new Authasas® Biometric Authentication to desktops, meeting and even exceeding the CJIS requirements."

"Zvetco’s Verifi fingerprint readers deliver on the promise to provide simple yet secure access to organizations’ networks and applications," said Zavi Cohen, CEO at Zvetco Biometrics. "It’s gratifying to see Zvetco solutions supporting government agencies’ needs for security and efficiency in their daily operations. He added, “The Zvetco solution can be utilized in a Novell environment as well as Windows Active Directory. By deploying Zvetco’s Enterprise grade fingerprint readers the City of Apopka achieved noteworthy cost benefits when compared with traditional AFIS type readers”.

Eliot Lloyd Lanes, CEO, and CTO of Viable Solutions, Inc. states, “We have supported the City of Apopka for decades, and we have worked with Zvetco Biometrics for many years. The City’s IT Director, Donald Kahrs was aware that Viable Solutions, Inc. has helped with pioneering efforts in the field of Biometrics integration. So, when they needed to meet the CJIS requirements, they turned to us. We then looked to Zvetco Biometrics, who presented Authasas. During the project we built close ties with Authasas and together we have now delivered a solution that will fit any current Novell and/or Microsoft environment with ease and cost effectiveness.”

About Zvetco Biometrics

Zvetco Biometrics is a manufacturer of best-in-class identity authentication hardware and provider of identity management solutions. Founded in 1999, Zvetco provides its customers in corporate enterprise, government, financial services, healthcare, gaming, food services and point-of-sale with cost-effective network security tools that prevent identity theft, increase accountability and eliminate the cost and inconvenience of password-based access. Zvetco Biometrics' Verifi™ line of biometric products incorporates precision fingerprint-sensing technology into ergonomic computer peripherals that deliver unparalleled performance, reliability and convenience.

Verifi™ is a trademark of Zvetco Biometrics. Authasas® is a trademark of Authasas, a provider of advanced authentication software. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

Media Contact: Christy Elliott, Zvetco Media Director
Phone: (407) 681-0111 Extension: 804
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About Viable Solutions, Inc.

Viable Solutions, Inc. is a world leader in networking and collaboration design, implementation, and support. They also provide a secure, robust, and reliable private corporate cloud. Founded in 1986, Viable Solutions, Inc. provides its customers in all manner of industry cost-effective design, implementation, and support tools and services (on premise or cloud baased) to meet and exceed their business process needs. Information about Viable Solutions, Inc. and its products and services by calling (407) 249-9600 option 2.

Media Contact: Mark Grebinger, Sales Manager
Phone: (407) 249-9600 Extension: 502
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