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Click Here: Passwords are at Your Fingertips with American Power Conversion's New Biometric Mouse Password Manager

A Simple and Secure Biometric Solution to Remember Passwords

WEST KINGSTON, R.I., May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Power
Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC) (APC) today announced the APC Biometric Mouse
Password Manager, an optical mouse with a personal fingerprint scanner that
makes it easy for PC and laptop users to manage their passwords. Based on the
leading radio frequency (RF) fingerprint sensor technology, the solution
allows a user to biometrically secure and log on to their PC or notebook as
well as eliminate the need to memorize passwords.

"With the proliferation of online transactions like banking, stock
trading, email, shopping, and credit card accounts there is an ever increasing
need for data protection," said Joe Loberti, general manager, APC Consumer
Network Solutions Group. "To protect themselves, Internet users should have
secure passwords that include a combination of several numbers and letters.
However, having several different passwords makes it tougher to remember them
all. Many individuals write down their passwords on pieces of paper that
could be lost or viewed by unwanted users. APC's line of various biometric
solutions solves this problem. The Biometric Mouse Password Manager gives
users a convenient way to access their online accounts as well as provides a
level of security that only fingerprint sensor technology offers."

The APC Biometric Mouse Password Manager permits up to twenty different
fingerprints or twenty different users to store passwords on a single computer
system. Each user enrolls using a finger as their identification source. The
Biometric Mouse Password Manager's sleek innovative design allows for stable
placement and accurate fingerprint verification. It comes equipped with a 6-
foot USB (Universal Serial Bus) cable, easy-to-use software that is compatible
with Windows (XP, XP SP2, and 2000) operating systems. The software stores an
unlimited number of login names and passwords. It provides one touch file or
folder encryption with five different encryption algorithms. When using with
Windows XP and XP SP2, the APC Biometric Mouse Password Manager allows for
fast user switching. With the touch of a finger, the shared laptop or PC
recognizes each user's personal configurations and passwords.

Using AuthenTec's patented TruePrint(R) technology, the APC Biometric
Mouse Password Manager scans fingerprints below the surface of the skin to the
live layer or true fingerprint. TruePrint is unaffected by common skin
surface conditions including dry, worn, calloused, dirty or oily skin that can
affect other sensors' ability to acquire accurate fingerprint images for user
authentication purposes. TruePrint is the only fingerprint sensor technology
capable of acquiring fingerprints under virtually any condition.

APC's new Biometric Mouse Password Manager is currently available in North
America and carries an estimated resale price of $59.99.

For more information about APC and its other innovative desktop and laptop
solutions, please call 800-877-4080 or visit APC's Web site at
http://www.apc.com.

About American Power Conversion
Founded in 1981, American Power Conversion is a leading provider of
global, end-to-end solutions for real-time infrastructure. APC's
comprehensive products and services for home and corporate environments
improve the availability, manageability and performance of sensitive
electronic, network, communication and industrial equipment of all sizes.
Headquartered in West Kingston, Rhode Island, APC reported sales of $1.7
billion for the year ended December 31, 2004, and is a Fortune 1000, Nasdaq
100 and S&P 500 Company. All trademarks are the property of their owners.

For more information contact:
Media:
Aimee Leclerc, media relations manager, 800-788-2208 ext. 2137,
[email protected]

Investors:
Debbie Hancock, APC investor relations director, 800-788-2208, ext. 2142,
[email protected]

SOURCE American Power Conversion
Web Site: http://www.apc.com
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