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London Drugs implements DigitalPersona for sign-on

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – DigitalPersona, Inc., a provider of fingerprint authentication solutions, announced that London Drugs, a Canadian-based retailer, has selected DigitalPersona’s enterprise solution for improving employee password management.

DigtalPersona Pro will provide London Drugs’ employees the ability to sign-on to the corporate network with just a touch of the finger, reducing the cost, time and effort associated with password resets and other IT management issues. Employees will gain simple secure access to the network and applications while enhancing user productivity.

“London Drugs employs over 7,000 people and operates 62 stores across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. In order to consistently deliver the best possible shopping experience to our customers, we need to be highly efficient,” said Nick Curalli, General Manager of Information Technology, London Drugs.

“DigitalPersona’s one-step fingerprint authentication solution protects our corporate network and allows our employees to focus on business processes and productivity, not passwords.”

DigitalPersona Pro’s server software uses Microsoft Active Directory to store passwords and set policies for groups of users, while the workstation client software and fingerprint reader rapidly enable employees to log on to the network and various applications. As a result, DigitalPersona Pro creates a more convenient and secure environment for London Drugs.

“London Drugs’ use of DigitalPersona Pro demonstrates the business value of our secure, fast and practical fingerprint authentication solution,” said Vance Bjorn, chief technology officer, DigitalPersona, Inc. “London Drugs is not only raising the bar for corporate productivity but also improving secure user access across the company, which ultimately raises overall employee and customer satisfaction.”

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., DigitalPersona designs, manufactures and sells turnkey solutions that resolve password management problems while improving security and regulation compliance. DigitalPersona has strategic relationships with key market-making manufacturers and resellers including Dell Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Microsoft Corporation and Intel Corporation.

The company’s flagship solution, DigitalPersona Pro, includes DigitalPersona’s fingerprint reader and software application suite, and is used by leading organizations such as the U.S. Department of Defense, Rite Aid Corp., Cargill Incorporated, Telefonos de Mexico S.A. (“Telmex”), the United Bankers’ Bank and Sutter Health Network/CPMC. Additional information is available at