Gemalto Named "Hot Company" 2007 by Info Security Products Guide

World’s leading publication selects Gemalto out of 500 information security vendors

RSA CONFERENCE 2007, San Francisco, CA, Feb 6, 2007 - Gemalto’s leadership and innovation in the digital security market have earned it a spot among the elite "Hot Companies” for 2007 in the Info Security Products Guide, the world’s leading publication on security-related products and technologies. The Hot Companies selection recognizes industry players that provide end users with the most effective and deployable protective solutions against the next generation of highly sophisticated attacks.

According to Info Security Products Guide, a “hot company” works to solve the critical information security problem that faces every individual, enterprise or government conducting commerce or sharing confidential information within networks or on the Internet. Gemalto's digital security solutions provide convenient and secure protection of information and identities in corporate enterprises and government organizations such as Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Defense.

“Gemalto’s success in the market, broad range of innovative security solutions and contributions to promoting the importance of information security make it a hot company,” said Rake Narang, managing editor of Info Security Products Guide, published by Silicon Valley Communications. “With solutions that are easy to deploy and manage, Gemalto is a leading provider of the highest security and protection of vital digital resources.”

Selected from an industry analysis of more than 500 info security vendors around the world, Gemalto received this prestigious honor based on strict selection criteria of four Ps: the Products, People, Performance and Potential behind the company’s growing success. The evaluation process also included strong entrepreneurial spirit, seasoned executives with relevant experience, clear understanding of the security market, products and solutions that are positioned to take advantage of the emerging market opportunities, well developed revenue-growth model and clearly planned expansion strategies.

“Each of us has a set of identity information that we want protected in the easiest and most effective way. This is why Gemalto is dedicated to innovating and providing the most secure, convenient and flexible digital security solutions on the market,” said Ernie Berger, president of Gemalto North America. “Our customers share this recognition with us, as they continually encourage us to develop new standards for trusted digital communities.”

Gemalto is demonstrating its digital security solutions this week at RSA Conference 2007, Feb. 5 to 9, in Gemalto booth #1624.

About Silicon Valley Communications Awards

Info Security Products Guide, published by Silicon Valley Communications, plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. It is written expressly for those who are adamant on staying informed of security threats and the preventive measure they can take. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow's technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit www.infosecurityproductsguide.com and stay secured.

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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