Aware Provides Tactical Biometric Software Solution to the United States Marine Corps

Solution originally deployed by the US Navy is modified for the Marines for mobile biometric identification, access control, and identity management

BEDFORD, Mass., July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE), a leading global provider of biometrics software and solutions, today announced that it has provided software and services to the United States Marine Corps in support of their identity operations. The solution includes a modified version of Aware’s URC|Tactical™ software, originally deployed as part of the United States Navy’s Identity Dominance System (IDS), a program of record. URC|Tactical is a software application that runs on military-grade mobile biometric hardware devices from third parties, and is used to collect biometrics and establish identities in tactical environments. Additionally, Aware’s Biometric Services Platform (BioSP™) is used by the Marines as a portable biometric identity management platform. The Marines use BioSP on hardened laptops in the field to update, manage, and share identity data between devices and databases. The complete solution enables the Marines personnel to establish the identity of unknown individuals encountered during operations, and also to verify the identity of foreign associates and employees, such as for access control to facilities.

“Aware’s work with the Marines demonstrates an ability to rapidly and cost-effectively modify our URC and BioSP applications to satisfy specific requirements, thanks largely to their modular design and basis in field-proven COTS products,” commented Rob Mungovan, VP of Biometrics at Aware. “We believe our mobile solutions are the best available of their kind, vetted by a rigorous program-of-record procurement, and we plan to continue to build upon our deep expertise in this important field.”

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, 2015 and other reports and filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Aware, URC|Tactical and BioSP are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aware, Inc. Any other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

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