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Cross Industry Solution : Biometrics

Botz Appointed President at Valid Tech
August 17, 2009 04:30 PM

Leverages Strengths in Enterprise Integration to VSSA Biometric Authentication Solutions

Pat Botz
Partner
Valid Technologies

Greg Faust
CEO
Valid Technologies

Valid Technologies, parent of the VSSA Biometric Strong User Authentication suite, has named Patrick Botz as president.  He will lead the marketing and technical programs for the company’s growing line of enterprise solutions that bring the benefits of biometrics to mid-size and large companies.

“Pat is recognized throughout the industry for his security expertise and his work on eliminating the need for passwords” said Greg Faust, managing partner of Valid Technologies, LLC.  “He brings a unique understanding of both the technical and business aspects of the problems facing our customers. He has a wealth of experience working with all levels of an organization from executive management to skilled technical resources and knows how to help them balance security, cost, and ROI.  Pat will help us make these key benefits of VSSA more apparent to the marketplace.”

Pat started his career with Control Data Corporation.  He then joined super computer manufacturer, ETA Systems, Inc., where he led the distributed UNIX workstation electronic computer-aided design team.  Afterwards, Pat was with IBM for 19 years, most recently as the lead IBM i security architect and as head of IBM Lab Services Security Consulting.  

“I am thrilled about my expanded role at Valid Technologies”, Pat said. “I believe VSSA is the right product at the right time for the IT security marketplace. Companies are under enormous pressure to cut operating costs while increasing operating efficiencies and improving user accountability. VSSA is customer-proven to help a wide-range of IT shops meet these objectives.  It makes it easy and affordable to integrate two-factor authentication in emerging computing environments such as mobile and cloud-based as well as in traditional and web-based environments. Our task now is to communicate all of the benefits of VSSA to the marketplace.”

Pat is also available immediately to customers for security project planning, architecture, and design services. For additional information send an email to vssa@vaildtech.com or post an inquiry at www.validtech.com.

Valid Technologies offers solutions that help customers cut costs and improve security though proven biometric technologies.  VSSA extends throughout an organization to deliver transaction-level user authentication cross-platform. 



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