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Bahrain Launches First eKey System in Middle East for Secure Government Transactions

Apr 19, 2012 (04:04 PM EDT)
URL: http://www.techweb.com/show-press-release/X899652/bahrain-launches-first-ekey-system-in-middle-east-for-secure-government-transactions.html

MANAMA, Bahrain, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week at the Bahrain International eGovernment Forum, Bahrain launched the first-ever "eKey system" in the Middle East for providing secure access to citizens on government e-service sites.

The eKey system, developed under the National Authentication Framework project with CrimsonLogic, aims to offer Bahrainis more efficient and secure government services.

"We wish to congratulate Bahrain on the successful launch of their eKey system and are honored to be part of the country's effort to positively transform its government administration," said CrimsonLogic CEO Leong Peng Kiong said.

Citizens can log in with a single authentication profile to all government e-service sites. The system requires three levels of security: password (PIN), smartcard and biometric (fingerprint) identity verification for maximum security.

"This significant milestone is a strong testament of the Bahrain government's commitment and strategy to enhance government-to-citizen engagement, and also strengthened the country's competitive position in the region," Peng Kiong said.

SOURCE Kingdom of Bahrain