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Apr 24, 2017

Aware Introduces Indigo|Onboard™, A Cloud-Based Biometric Identity Solution For Better Onboarding

BEDFORD, Mass., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE), a leading global provider of biometrics software and solutions, today introduced Indigo|Onboard™, the first in Aware's new Indigo™ family of cloud-based solutions that deliver turnkey biometric search functionality either as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription or as a server-based software license. Indigo|Onboard™ is designed specifically for enhancing the onboarding process with advanced identity management capabilities, applying the power of biometric search to quickly and confidently determine if a new customer or employee has an existing identity record in the system. In this way, attempts at identity fraud can be detected and duplicate identity records prevented.

Indigo|Onboard offers browser-based capture of fingerprints and faces, and scalable one-to-many search of millions of records. It separates the enrollment and investigation processes into two asynchronous steps so they can be performed and administrated by personnel with different skills and credentials. Fingerprint data is searched against all records previously enrolled in the system, and positive search results are queued in a worklist, with each work item including alerts and the associated ID numbers and facial images. As a separate asynchronous process, work items can be used towards further investigation, and then either closed or escalated.

Indigo|Onboard is built upon Aware's market-leading Biometric Services Platform (BioSP™), and includes WebEnroll™, a browser-based biometric enrollment application used by thousands and recently optimized for HTML5. Indigo|Onboard also offers optional extensions. One is the use of URC|Mobile™ for biometric verification of employees or customers against data in Indigo|Onboard using an Android-based tablet. Another is the detection of errors and fraud indicators in identity data, powered by Aware's Inquire™ identity analytics technology. 

"Indigo|Onboard aims to strike a balance between utility and simplicity, enabling compelling identity management functions without requiring installation or integration of new software but allowing for enhancements," commented David Benini, VP of Marketing at Aware. "The power of biometric search has never been so accessible."

Aware will demonstrate Indigo|Onboard and other biometric solutions at three upcoming events: ID4Africa in Windhoek, Namibia on April 26-28; Seamless Middle East in Dubai on May 1-2; and connect:ID in Washington DC on May 1-3.

About Aware
Aware is a leading provider of biometrics software products and development services to governments, system integrators, and solution providers globally. Our products include SDKs, software components, workstation applications, and a modular, centralized, service-oriented platform. They fulfill a broad range of functions critical to biometric authentication and search, including face, fingerprint, and iris autocapture, image quality assurance, data compliance, capture hardware peripheral abstraction, centralized data processing and workflow, subsystem connectivity, and biometric matching algorithms. The products are used to enable identity-centric security solutions with biometrics for applications including border management, credentialing and access control, intelligence and defense, and law enforcement. Aware is a publicly held company (Nasdaq: AWRE) based in Bedford, Massachusetts.  See Aware's website for more information about our biometrics software products.

Safe Harbor Warning

Portions of this release contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as estimates or projections of future revenue and earnings, and the growth of the biometrics markets. Aware wishes to caution you that there are factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results indicated by such statements.

Risk factors related to our business include, but are not limited to: i) our operating results may fluctuate significantly and are difficult to predict; ii) we derive a significant portion of our revenue from government customers, and our business may be adversely affected by changes in the contracting or fiscal policies of those governmental entities; iii) a significant commercial market for biometrics technology may not develop, and if it does, we may not be successful in that market; iv) we derive a significant portion of our revenue from third party channel partners; v) hardware revenue is likely to decline in future periods; vi) we face intense competition from other biometrics solution providers; vii) our business is subject to rapid technological change; viii) our software products may have errors, defects or bugs which could harm our business; ix) our business may be adversely affected by our use of open source software; x) our intellectual property is subject to limited protection; xi) we may be sued by third parties for alleged infringement of their proprietary rights; xii) we must attract and retain key personnel; xiii) we rely on single sources of supply for certain components used in our hardware products; xiv) our business may be affected by government regulations and adverse economic conditions; xv) we may make acquisitions that could adversely affect our results, and xvi) we may have additional tax liabilities.

We refer you to the documents Aware files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the section titled Risk Factors in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 and other reports and filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Aware, Indigo, IndigoǀOnboard, BioSP, WebEnroll, URCǀMobile and Inquire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aware, Inc.


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