Passfaces Online Authentication Company signs partnership agreement with Thornberry Ltd.

Lancaster 11 October 2006Passfaces Corporation and Thornberry Ltd. have signed a strategic partnership agreement under which Thornberry Ltd. will integrate Passfaces patented authentication product into its existing information management software to enable health care clients to further strengthen HIPAA privacy and security requirements by augmenting existing passwords. The terms of this agreement allow Passfaces to be built into the Thornberry NDoc information management system to better protect sensitive patient information on desktops and laptops via local networks and the web.


"It is imperative for our customers to not only comply with HIPAA requirements but to also ensure that private patient data remains secure. In light of recent news reports of missing and stolen laptops containing sensitive data this capability becomes critical to ensuring that level of security and privacy", stated Tom Peth, CEO Thornberry Ltd.

"The introduction of universal electronic health records and the need for secure web access to health portals by clinicians and patients is an additional reason we selected Passfaces technology. A range of telehealth integration options from NDoc provides home care agencies with the ability to capture the most up-to-date patient information possible from virtually any telemonitoring equipment on the market, enabling telehealth data to flow seamlessly into NDoc's point-of-care software. Again we needed to provide our customers with the built in confidence that any data in the NDoc electronic medical record is safe."

Thornberry introduced its clients to Passfaces in August, as an alternative or supplement to traditional passwords. With positive client feedback the company decided to embed Passfaces within NDoc. By early 2007 Thornberry clients will have the option to use Passfaces login authentication in addition to existing passwords. "I believe the result will be truly superior protection for all NDoc databases with fewer logistical issues and at a lower cost than current password solutions", stated Tom Peth.

Passfaces is an innovative approach to strong authentication that is effortless for users. The software assigns users Passfaces that are then used to gain access to protected systems. Passfaces quickly and easily integrates into any web application currently using passwords. This approach dramatically reduces the implementation time as well as the cost typically required for increased authentication security. Passfaces either replaces or augments passwords in existing security environments. It solves or eliminates problems associated with passwords.

"Thornberry's integration of Passfaces will provide the company's existing customer base with a robust, easy to use authentication capability adding to existing built in security tools", stated Paul Barrett, CEO Passfaces. "NDoc health care management software is a powerful web-based application that has been built with the end user in mind, much like Passfaces. We look forward to working with the talented group at Thornberry to deliver the best to the home care health market. We are pleased to be able to add Thornberry Ltd. to our growing list of partners."

Thornberry Ltd., based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is a developer and marketer of intelligent, leading-edge management information systems for the home health care and hospice industry. With a heritage of offering customer-centric solutions since 1992, Thornberry and its best-in-breed technology partners are dedicated to building home health care management software solutions that solve real problems and ready home care agencies for the introduction of universal electronic records and regional health information organisations (RHIOs). Thornberry solutions are designed by end users as well as information systems professionals and solidly user-tested and approved to readily match users needs.

Passfaces is an information security technology company based in Washington, DC. The company was founded in 2000 to commercialize an innovative, patented strong authentication technology that leverages the brain's innate cognitive ability to recognize human faces. The Passfaces products offer business, financial services, government, health care and OEM customers a cost-effective, fully scalable and highly reliable strong authentication solution that supports business risk management objectives and is both liked and trusted by users.

Leslie Versweyveld

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