Gemalto Named Finalist for 2006 Solution Partner of the Year by Citrix Systems

Recognizes Gemalto’s Commitment to Customers’ Application Delivery and Digital Security Needs

CITRIX SUMMIT 2007, ORLANDO, FL, Jan 30, 2007 - Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, today announced that it was named a finalist for Citrix Systems, Inc. Solution Partner of the Year award.  This recognizes Gemalto as among the companies that excel most in providing secure application delivery solutions to customers that are complementary to Citrix and drive Citrix adoption.  Gemalto was named one of three finalists from a pool of 35 nominee organizations. 
 
“Gemalto’s digital security solutions together with the Citrix Systems platform provide access to applications and data with advanced levels of information protection,” said David Jones, corporate vice president, business development, Citrix Systems.  “Gemalto is a key example of how partnering with Citrix Systems enables both of our companies to deliver joint application delivery solutions that benefit customers worldwide and increase market leverage.”
 
Gemalto’s .NET and protiva™ digital security solutions are fully compatible with the Citrix Systems platform.  Existing or potential customers use .NET and Protiva devices to mutually authenticate themselves to the platform, protecting them against sophisticated intrusion techniques and keeping personal and professional information secure.  Gemalto recently was among the first digital security companies to have its products certified by Citrix Systems, earning the company the distinction of using the ‘Citrix Ready’ logo on its products. 
 
“This recognition validates our close collaboration with Citrix Systems to fully integrate our digital security technology into its access infrastructure,” said Francois Lasnier, vice president and general manager of security for Gemalto North America.  “Gemalto will continue its commitment to working with Citrix Systems to improve IT efficiency, support increased mobility, reduce costs and, most importantly, provide heightened security in the enterprise.”
 
Gemalto was chosen as a finalist for the award based on five selection criteria: impact on Citrix Systems’ business, commitment to its relationship with Citrix Systems, customer satisfaction, channel and field commitment, and marketing commitment. Citrix Solution Partners are an elite group of Citrix partners who integrate technically with Citrix, certify their solutions with Citrix application delivery infrastructure solutions, demonstrate and endorse complementary solutions, develop and implement sales and marketing initiatives, and drive awareness of mutual solutions.


About Gemalto
 
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is a leader in digital security with pro forma 2005 annual revenues of €1.7 billion, operations in about 100 countries and 11,000 employees including 1,500 R&D engineers.
In a world where the digital revolution is increasingly transforming our lives, Gemalto’s solutions are designed to make personal digital interactions more convenient, secure and enjoyable.
Gemalto provides end-to-end digital security solutions, from the development of software applications through design and production of secure personal devices such as smart cards, SIMs, e-passports, and tokens to the management of deployment services for its customers.
More than a billion people worldwide use the company's products and services for telecommunications, financial services, e-government, identity management, multimedia content, digital rights management, IT security, mass transit and many other applications.
As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.
Gemalto was formed in June 2006 by the combination of Axalto and Gemplus.
For more information please visit www.gemalto.com


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