SANTA CLARA, Calif. /Publishers Newswire/ — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that its Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Release 2 device drivers for SecuGen USB fingerprint readers, the Hamster IV, Hamster Plus, OptiMouse Plus and Keyboard Plus, have passed the Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) testing.

SecuGen SDKDrivers for SecuGen devices have passed Microsoft’s robust WHQL testing requirements and are signed by Microsoft to ensure an optimal Windows 7 experience. SecuGen’s family of USB fingerprint peripherals are now natively supported by Microsoft’s Windows Biometric Framework (WBF) and will work with all versions of Windows 7 including 32-bit and 64-bit. Windows 7 users will be able to use SecuGen’s highly acclaimed fingerprint devices for authentication, right out of the box. With support for WBF, users should have improved reliability, consistency, and manageability of SecuGen fingerprint readers with PCs running on Windows 7.

Dan Riley, VP of Engineering stated, “We continue to work relentlessly to provide our partners with all the tools they need to provide end-users with high quality state-of-the-art solutions. Windows 7 support is a key feature in that regard. Our partners have told us that Windows 7 support is a critical need going forward. We have heard them and we have responded.”

Won Lee, SecuGen’s CEO added, “Our commitment to meeting an even higher quality bar for our reseller partners is absolute. Supporting the Windows Biometric Framework on Windows 7 was the next natural step in providing our partners with the tools they need for success. Our partners’ success is SecuGen’s success.”

About SecuGen:

SecuGen Corporation ( is the world’s leading provider of advanced, optical fingerprint recognition technology, products, tools and platforms for physical and information security. SecuGen designs and develops FBI-certified fingerprint readers and OEM components, developer kits and software, including NIST/MINEX-compliant algorithms. Known for high quality, ruggedness, and performance in a wide variety of applications and environmental conditions, SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through a partner network of over 200 original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world.

The WHQL certified drivers can be downloaded at no charge from SecuGen’s Web site at .