AuthenWare CEO Ron Brittian Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2010 Award Finalist in Florida

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CEO of Leading Keystroke Biometrics Vendor Selected as Award Finalist

AuthenWare Corporation

It’s a tremendous honor to be named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award - Ron Brittian, Chairman and CEO of AuthenWare.

AuthenWare Corporation today announced that its CEO Ron Brittian is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2010 Award in Florida. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Brittian was selected as a finalist from nearly 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 10 at the Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate.

"It's a tremendous honor to be named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award," said Ron Brittian, Chairman and CEO of AuthenWare Corporation. "AuthenWare has emerged as a leader in Keystroke Biometrics security technology, and I am excited to be recognized for our efforts to help companies around the world eradicate cyber theft and secure their systems. The real honorees, however, are our fantastic team at AuthenWare, and all of the wonderful people I've had the pleasure of working with over the years."

As an established entrepreneur, Mr. Brittian co-founded and served as CEO for several marquee firms and category leaders, including Citrix Systems and Fuego, a pioneer and leader in the Business Process Management (BPM) software industry. Mr. Brittian's professional credentials in the technology sector also include serving as executive vice president with Texas Instruments Software, managing a worldwide $230 million a year business providing software application development tools to worldwide Fortune 1000 companies.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 13, 2010. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur of the Year awards are
pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors.

Florida sponsors include Bowne, Carlton Fields, Fifth Third Bank, RFB Communications Group, Smart Business Network and Tribridge.

About AuthenWare
AuthenWare™ Corporation is a leading provider of keystroke biometrics software. The Company's innovative authentication solution recognizes valid users through a unique personal security pattern coupled with behavioral and environmental characteristics. The solution lets authorized users in while keeping hackers out. AuthenWare is a global company 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, transportation & logistics, manufacturing, telecommunications and retail.

About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year® is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.

Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited located in the U.S.


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