Arkami launches industry’s first voice-activated, fingerprint-secure Bluetooth/USB Drive in the Arab world
Arkami, a leading specialist in biometrics, personalized security, secure USB and password management, today (Tuesday, March 12, 2013) announced the Middle East launch of its award-winning flagship product, myIDkey , during a press event at The Address Hotel Downtown Dubai. myIDkey is the industry’s first biometric-secure, finger-swipe activated Bluetooth/USB drive and password manager, with voice-search and OLED screen that securely displays logins, passwords and ID information while on the go.
Founded by Arab-American serial entrepreneur Tareq Risheq, a veteran with more than 25 years of experience in venture capital-backed technology/consumer electronics companies, Arkami is bringing myIDkey’s secure cloud-based service to the Middle East following the product’s successful Kickstarter campaign in the USA, which began with an initial goal of USD 150,000, but has already raised over USD 353,800 – on track to achieve the revised target of USD 400,000 before the end of the campaign on March 22, 2013. Kickstarter is an online crowd funding and investment service that allows everyday people to pre-purchase products at a substantial discount to allow a company to deliver a product.
Tareq Risheq said: “myIDkey was developed in response to the universal challenge of remembering passwords. This is particularly important in the Middle East, where aggressive public and private sector technology investments are driving adoption of integrated digital services such as e-Government platforms, which are now widely adopted across the region. In the midst of the ongoing digital transformation, online users are constantly creating and changing passwords to protect and access data or use new applications and services – from email accounts to more sensitive platforms such as online banking. There are so many passwords and accounts, in fact, that it can be almost impossible to remember them all. myIDkey solves this universal problem by providing an easy-to-use, portable solution that allows secure access to passwords and biometric information at any time, from anywhere.”
“The three Innovation Awards myIDkey received at this year’s CES awards in Las Vegas and the positive response to the Kickstarter campaign strongly demonstrates the practical value and huge market potential of this groundbreaking solution. We are therefore eager to launch myIDkey in the Middle East to give consumers in the region a genuinely simple solution that effectively addresses all concerns related to securing passwords and other sensitive information. Customers all over the world, including the Middle East can receive a 30 per cent discount on myIDkey if they pre-order the product through the Kickstarter website,” added Risheq, who is a recipient of the “Excellence in Entrepreneurship” award in Orange County, USA.
myIDkey is a complete password management system that auto-fills passwords across all frequently used websites on all personal computers and smart mobile devices. Using iPhone and Android devices, myIDkey can manage and edit passwords and encrypt select files to protect with the user’s unique fingerprint.
Built on ARM-based microcontroller, myIDkey secures ID and password information on an ultra-portable key, which features an easy-to-read OLED screen with navigation buttons. It also features voice search technology for quick and easy hands-free access to critical information. myIDkey includes an embedded biometric authentication for fingerprint activation, militery grad encryptionAES-256 bit encryption to protect data, and multi-layer authentication for added security. If myIDkey is lost or stolen, data will automatically be deleted after a pre-determined number of failed attempts to gain access.
myIDkey’s secure cloud-based service manages and synchronizes information across all devices. Integrated Bluetooth allows secure connection to smartphones or tablets, managing and protect sensitive information. By using multiple myIDkeys, users can share passwords and information between family members and trusted individuals. It is both Windows and Mac compatible and very easy to install and use. It also includes storage for music, photos and files.