Additional Info

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


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 over 16 multi-factor authentication methods, and is the only IAM platform to offer Identity-Bound Biometrics.

How we are different

1. Unmatched flexibility for solution consolidation & better user adoption – PortalGuard offers the widest range of flexible IAM options including over 16 authentication methods for customers to choose from, SSO support for all applications including thick client/legacy applications and the CAS protocol, multiple directory support beyond just Active Directory, and the option to deploy PortalGuard as a cloud-based solution (IDaaS) or on-premises. Customers save on costs and management overhead by using the options PortalGuard offers instead of siloed vendors for each authentication method and other elements of their IAM strategy.

2. 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.

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.