MSP iT1 Partners with BIO-key to Supply Identity and Access Solutions for New Mexico County


MSP iT1 Partners with BIO-key to Supply Identity and Access Solutions for New Mexico County

By Tracey E. Schelmetic

Identity and access management (IAM) solutions play a key role today in keeping online and in-person transactions secure. While businesses strive to make life easier for customers through omnichannel communications, it becomes more challenging to keep accounts and sensitive information secure. Biometrics solutions add an extra layer of security to more basic security efforts.

Managed services provider iT1 recently partnered with BIO-key International, Inc., a provider of workforce and customer IAM solutions featuring Identity-Bound Biometrics (IBB), to provide secure access solutions to Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. The county has chosen BIO-key’s PortalGuard IAM platform, including WEB-key biometric authentication, to deliver security controls for access to all its enterprise resources and mission-critical applications. The County also chose BIO-key's PIV-Pro fingerprint readers, an FIPS 201 compliant scanner for its office users, and remote users will use WEB-key's MobileAuth application with PalmPositive for biometric palm authentication. PortalGuard provides the County with a secure IAM approach to support its hybrid workforce and a large variety of user access scenarios.

iT1 will implement and maintain the security solutions for the county. The MSP, which is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, offers virtualization, data management, communications, networking, professional and managed services, and corporate procurement.

“iT1 partnered with BIO-key to address our customers' need for a flexible, cost-effective, and proven identity and access management solution," said Zim Jackson, Partner Program Manager at iT1, in a statement. "Additionally, it was important for us to partner with a group that could extend the quality of customer support our customers expect. Being selected by the Rio Arriba County government to provide a trusted IAM platform demonstrates the strength of our combined capabilities."

The new solutions will help Rio Arriba County to provide strong multi-factor authentication (MFA) access control and support compliance with cybersecurity insurance requirements.

To learn more about MSPs can provide your organization with identity and access management solutions, plan to attend MSPEXPO, part of the #TECHSUPERSHOW series. MSPEXPO has been designed to help service providers understand how they can drive more recurring revenue, increase the valuation of their companies, grow, and protect their networks and deliver better customer service. It will also help companies looking for MSP partners to understand how MSPs can help them grow. The show will take place from June 21-24, 2022, at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information or to register, visit the show website

Edited by Luke Bellos

MSPToday Contributor

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