Ingram Micro to Distribute New Fujitsu Biometric Login Products for Novell eDirectory in United States



    
    Fingerprint Sensor Solutions are Expanding eDirectory Applications and
    Technology in Financial, Educational, Health Care and Government Sectors
    

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 9 /CNW/ -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:   IM), the
world's largest technology distributor, has signed an agreement with Fujitsu
Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) to distribute the Fujitsu biometric login
interface products for Novell(R) eDirectory(TM) and Novell Access Manager. 
The contract covers distribution in the United States and its territories.  A
similar contract initiating Canadian distribution was signed in August.  (See
a related press release dated August 7, 2007,
http://www.fujitsu.com/us/news/pr/fma_20070807-2.html.)
    Fujitsu Microelectronics and 123ID, Inc. have developed biometric login
solutions to allow database users access to Novell eDirectory applications
running on Linux, NetWare and Windows.  This biometric solution replaces
password authentication with eDirectory logon, which provides uncompromised
security, capability and pricing.  The authentication technology is designed
for use in the wide range of financial, educational, medical, and government
applications that are served by Novell eDirectory.  (See a related press
release dated August 7, 2007,
http://www.fujitsu.com/us/news/pr/fma_20070807-1.html.)
    "We are pleased to extend this distribution agreement between Fujitsu
Microelectronics America and Ingram Micro to the U.S.," said Keith Horn, chief
operating officer, Fujitsu Microelectronics America.  "The company's global
leadership in distribution, sales, and service of technology products is
well-established and widely recognized."
    "Biometric solutions meet the enhanced security requirements of
commercial, consumer and government applications," said Ken Bast, vice
president, vendor management, Ingram Micro.  "Demand is expanding for advanced
fingerprint sensor solutions, which deliver an unprecedented level of
security, and are easy to install and implement.  We are pleased to be adding
the Fujitsu biometric login interface products for Novell eDirectory and
Novell Access Manager to our line card."
    "Novell eDirectory and Novell Access Manager have provided an inherent
biometric-based authentication capability for a number of years," said Nick
Nikols, vice president of Product Management with the Novell Identity and
Security business unit.  "As biometric sensors have become more prevalent
within the enterprise, our strong partnership with Fujitsu and 123ID in the
area of cross-platform biometric authentication provides excellent value for
improving security throughout the corporate environment."
    
    About Ingram Micro
    
    As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales
and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique
marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support,
financial services, and product aggregation and distribution.  The company
serves more than 150 countries and is the only global broad-based IT
distributor with operations in Asia. Visit http://www.ingrammicro.com
    
    About Fujitsu Microelectronics America
    
    Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.  (FMA) leads the industry in
innovation.  FMA provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and
services for the networking, communications, automotive, security and other
markets throughout North and South America.  For more information about the
Fujitsu biometric login products please see http://us.fujitsu.com/micro/edir
    All company and other product names mentioned may be trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective owners.




For further information:

For further information: Nicole Trombly of Ingram Micro Inc., 
+1-714-382-5581, nicole.trombly@ingrammicro.com; or Emi Igarashi of Fujitsu 
Microelectronics America, Inc., +1-408-737-5647, eigarash@fma.fujitsu.com; or 
Dick Davies of IPRA, +1-415-652-7515, ipra@mindspring.com, for Ingram Micro 
Inc. Web Site: http://www.ingrammicro.com                 
http://us.fujitsu.com/micro/edir

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