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​​​​​​Gemalto finalizes the acquisition of 3M's Identity Managem​ent business

This acquisition includes 3M Cog​ent​, 3M Document Readers​, and the 3M Secure​ Materials​ businesses​. 

These businesses are incorporated into Gemalto as part of the Government Programs organization.

Through this acquisition, our clients will benefit from a larger, dedicated R&D team resulting in more innovations for a wider portfolio of end-to-end solutions. 

Trusted identities

In the Civil Identity domain, Gemalto provides secure documents, robust identity solutions and services addressing Governments' ID management, eGovernment/mGovernment infrastructures for trusted eServices, Road Safety, and Border and Visa management requirements.

With Cogent Systems, now part of Gemalto, the company also addresses Public Security and Law Enforcement challenges, offering best in class criminal forensic solutions.​​

Its products and solutions are deployed in more than 200 active programs worldwide with specific expertise in secure document issuance, biometrics, document readers, authentication, ID management and data protection.

​The success of YOUR project

Gemalto's experience, solutions and resource are key assets for the success of your project: 

  • Leverage best practices with Gemalto, drawing on our involvement in over 200 civil identity programs, law enforcement and public security initiatives
  • Mobilize our experienced service teams and established network of partners to support your program

And every step of the way, Gemalto will do more than simply listen and make sure that the solution is shaped precisely to your unique requirements.


Why not base your program on tactics that are already proven to work?  Learn more from our best case studies below.

  • Reaping more digital dividends: eGov services and eID schemes

    How can YOUR citizens, public and private organizations reap the digital dividends faster? Why not leverage your program on tactics that are already proven to work?

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 Case Studies

  • Electronic passport: Norway’s case

    Electronic passport: Norway’s case

    To respond to the Norwegian authorities’ stringent requests, Gemalto opened a new personalization center to provide a complete ePassport product.

    Read more


    • Online Identity Verification Service

    • Maryland MVA New Driver’s License – Success Story

    • Fly to Gate: Airport self-service solutions for a smoother traveler journey

    • ID Verification to apply for an e-visa

    • In store Identity Verification Service

    • Government self-service kiosks


  • Posted on Sep 26, 2017

    DDL Pilot Goes Live in Maryland and Washington DC

    Smartphone-based ID is tested for age & ID verification in Maryland and DC at shops, casinos, stadiums and police stops

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  • Fingerprint-based background check services for governments

    Gemalto Cogent Applicant Processing

    Easy, efficient and compliant for agencies and their applicants

    Download the brochure
  • Gemalto Cogent makes digital fingerprinting and applicant processing easy

    Gemalto Cogent Applicant Processing for Private Businesses

    Streamline your employee background screening process with an in-house applicant fingerprinting system

    Download the brochure

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