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StrikeForce Commences Patent Litigation Against Out-of-Band Authentication Infringers Starting With PhoneFactor (a subsidiary

StrikeForce Commences Patent Litigation Against Out-of-Band Authentication 
Infringers Starting With PhoneFactor (a subsidiary of
Microsoft), Fiserv & First Midwest Bancorp 
EDISON, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 03/28/13 --  StrikeForce Technologies,
Inc. (OTCBB: SFOR) announced today that it has initiated patent
litigation against PhoneFactor, Inc., a subsidiary of Microsoft Inc.,
Fiserv, Inc., and First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. in the U.S. District
Court for the District of Delaware in Wilmington, for infringement of
United States Patent No. 7,870,599 (the "'599 Patent").  
The '599 Patent, entitled "Multichannel Device Utilizing A
Centralized Out-of-Band Authentication System (COBAS)," relates to
several key technologies underlying a multichannel security system
for granting and denying access to a host computer in response to a
demand from an access-seeking individual and computer. The '599
Patent was granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office
on January 11, 2011. A reexamination certificate issued after a
successful Ex Parte Reexamination concluded on December 27, 2011. 
StrikeForce has retained Blank Rome LLP, a national law firm, to
represent it in the litigation. "The engagement of a law firm of such
quality and reputation to pursue infringement claims under our
Out-of-Band patent further strengthens our ability to protect our
Intellectual Property (IP), which we worked diligently for many years
to develop," commented Mark L. Kay, CEO of StrikeForce.  
There has been a sharp rise in cyber-attacks recently, especially
with RSA being hacked in March of 2011. This increase in
cyber-attacks and the strengthening of regulations, such as the FFIEC
in the financial market and HIPAA HiTech and Electronic Protected
Healthcare Information (ePHI) in the healthcare market, are prompting
an exponential increase in the use of Out-of-Band authentication.
StrikeForce has initiated a program to protect its proprietary IP,
which was invented by its current CTO based on his vast
telecommunications experience. Mr. Kay stated, "In light of our
having been granted the '599 Patent, and with increased activity in
various markets by enterprises, government agencies and social media,
StrikeForce will aggressively protect its patent. Therefore, we have
filed today our first lawsuit designed to protect this critical
StrikeForce asset, which is definitely increasing in importance with
consistently troubling news about cyber-attacks and cyber thefts. We
will take whatever action is necessary to protect our intellectual
property rights and maximize shareholder value." 
ABOUT STRIKEFORE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
 StrikeForce Technologies helps
to prevent online identity theft and data security breaches for
consumers, corporations, and government agencies. It provides
powerful two-factor, "Out-of-Band" authentication and keystroke
encryption solutions. StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: SFOR) is
headquartered in Edison, N.J., and can be reached at
www.strikeforcetech.com or by phone at (732) 661-9641 or toll-free at
(866) 787-4542.  
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Contact Info:
StrikeForce Investor Relations Contact:
Mark L. Kay 
(732) 661-9641
litigation@strikeforcetech.com  
StrikeForce Public Relations Contact:
Michael Becce 
MRB Public Relations
(732) 758-1100 x104
mbecce@mrb-pr.com 
 
 
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