BIO-key PortalGuard – Multi-factor Authentication

Additional Info

CompanyBIO-key International, Inc.
Company size (employees)50 to 99
Type of solutionHybrid


BIO-key PortalGuard – Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) offers the widest range of authentication methods to easily add a layer of security to any login. This includes BIO-key’s unique Identity-Bound Biometric authentication methods which go beyond devices and tokens to authenticate the person completing the request. PortalGuard empowers users, based on security policies set by the admin, to select the authentication method that works best for them as they try to login. PortalGuard’s MFA supports more granular authentication approaches including Contextual Authentication and Step-up Authentication that can adjust the required authentication method(s) based on the context of the user’s access request.

Over 1,000 global customers, including 200+ higher education institutions, trust BIO-key PortalGuard, an award-winning IAM platform, to reduce password-related help desk calls by up to 95%, eliminate passwords, secure remote access, prevent phishing attacks, meet cyber insurance requirements, and improve productivity for the IT team. PortalGuard provides the simplicity and flexibility required to secure the modern digital experience with options for single sign-on, self-service password reset, and multi-factor authentication methods, and is the only IAM platform to offer Identity-Bound Biometrics.

How we are different

1. Offers true biometric authentication – As the only IAM platform on the market to have integrated Identity-Bound Biometrics, PortalGuard offers true biometric authentication methods that have the integrity, security, and availability required for enterprise security – unlike competitors who only offer device-based biometrics (e.g. Apple TouchID) which are more convenient than secure and allow for unauthorized delegation. PortalGuard supports standard fingerprint authentication methods, as well as BIO-key's unique MobileAuth with PalmPositive mobile app which uses a simple palm scan to authenticate the user.

2. Consolidates multiple solutions to reduce cost and simplify MFA strategies – With a wide range of available authentication methods, including hardware security keys, biometrics, and OTP delivery methods, PortalGuard helps customers consolidate multiple solutions into one single unified platform. Customers save on costs and management overhead of maintaining multiple solutions and reduce their overall TCO.

3. Affordable and backed by high-quality support – PortalGuard is competitively priced offering all capabilities of the platform often at 50-60% below the competition. In addition to the affordability of PortalGuard, the platform is backed by a team of IAM experts, who are easy to reach and act as an extension of the customer's IT team to resolve issues quickly. Our customer support is recognized in customer reviews, including on G2 where we have a 9 out of 10 for the quality of our support.