Frost & Sullivan Extols Daons Sound Platform Strategy in the World Biometrics Market

Palo Alto, Calif. — Jan. 31, 2008 — Frost & Sullivan selected Daon as the recipient of the 2008 Global Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy Leadership Award in biometrics for its provision of a diverse suite of products and top-class product support.

Daon serves various consumer groups in numerous verticals and application markets including the government, finance, healthcare, transportation, and large commercial organizations.

"Based on a platform strategy, Daon's products integrate easily with existing systems enabling organizations to deliver a full set of identity-centric services," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Neelima Sagar. "Daon's products allow customers to achieve the highest levels of security, reliability, scalability, and performance for biometric identity management."

Daon's range of products includes the Daon Application Suite, which facilitates the rapid development of scalable, robust, and secure solutions. It also offers enrollment, assessment, and issuance capabilities within a configurable workflow environment to support small- to large-scale deployments.

Meanwhile, Daon Analytics, which provides a scientific tool set for measuring biometric devices and algorithm performance in pilot and operational projects, enables clients to understand the real-world performance of biometric components and tailor their deployments to optimize performance.

The DaonEngine, its core flagship platform, securely manages identities and leverages multi-modal biometric technologies and multi-factor authentication technologies. This capability is delivered through a service-oriented architecture, enabling rapid and seamless integration into a customer's business in a manner that suits its security, privacy, and identity assurance needs.

"Demonstrated in its deployments, Daon's products have the flexibility to be configured for a wide range of population - from nationally and internationally scaled systems down to small pilots," observes Sagar. "Also, in an environment where time to market and cost are key competitive factors, Daon's products help its clients to substantially reduce the risk, time, and cost associated with biometric systems.

Daon's products stand out for several reasons, a main one being its mission-critical quality of service. Right from the inception stage, the products are designed to be massively scalable and they provide the highest levels of throughput and reliability in the industry. The products also rank high on enterprise compatibility, as they fit easily into enterprise systems and support seamless integration with legacy identity systems.

Being multi-biometric and vendor independent, Daon's products uniquely enable customers to optimize their biometric technology deployments to suit their commercial needs. Moreover, the company offers the best security infrastructure for biometric systems in the market and is based on best practices such as the use of hardware security modules to ensure maximum protection and privacy of identity data.

"Daon's credibility can be highlighted through some of its major government projects, which include registered traveler, border control, immigration, and large-scale credential programs," remarks Sagar. "Daon works closely with system integrators, solution providers, and application developers to enhance, extend, and secure its critical solutions."

Each year Frost & Sullivan presents this Award to the company that has demonstrated the most insight into customer needs and product demands. The recipient company has optimized its product line by leveraging products with the various price, performance, and feature points required by the market.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

About Daon

Daon is a leading provider of identity assurance software products focused on meeting the needs of governments and commercial organizations worldwide. Daon supports customers and system integrators in building enterprise solutions requiring the highest level of security, performance, scalability, reliability and privacy. The DaonApplicationSuite provides a powerful tool for faster development of scalable, robust and secure identity registration and vetting solutions. Daon's multi-modal authentication infrastructure, DaonEngine, integrates seamlessly with IT platforms and applications and manages the identity life-cycle of small and large populations. Daon's offices are located in Washington DC, Canberra, London and Dublin. For further information please visit

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