Gemalto’s Strong Authentication Deployment Solution Wins Advanced Network Security Awards

 

Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Arlington, VA, Sept 24, 2007 - Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today announced that Info Security Products Guide has named Gemalto’s Live Provisioning solution a double winner of 2007 Tomorrow’s Technology Today Awards, in both the Mid-Size Enterprise Security and Two-Factor Solution categories. Live Provisioning enables enterprise security managers to quickly and easily deploy new strong authentication devices or re-use existing ones.
 
These awards recognize Live Provisioning as an advanced, groundbreaking network security solution that is setting the standard higher for others in all areas of information security. 
 
“Gemalto is being honored with the prestigious 2007 Tomorrow’s Technology Today awards because of its deep-rooted commitment to solving security issues; in this case, simplifying strong authentication device deployment,” said Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Info Security Products Guide. “Live Provisioning is a perfect example of a digital security technology that fits today’s needs while proactively being ready for tomorrow.”
 
Live Provisioning, native within the Protiva Strong Authentication solution, is an innovative user provisioning feature that offers enterprises end-to-end security that is easy to deploy. This Web-based system includes a Gemalto contactless reader that is used to securely communicate with the smart card-based strong authentication device and the server. Live Provisioning automatically generates the device ID, personalizes the device to the user, and binds the provisioned device to the data server and data directory through a secured link. With these tools, security administrators can now manage the entire lifecycle of a digital security device more conveniently and productively.
 
“These awards validate our work to provide our customers with all of the tools they need to respond faster to ever-evolving digital security needs and threats,” said Jerome Denis, Gemalto’s global marketing director for identity and access management.
 
More information about Live Provisioning is listed at the Info Security Products Guide Web site at http://www.infosecurityproductsguide.com/technology/2007/Gemalto.html. More information about Live Provisioning and the Protiva solution can also be found at http://www.protiva.gemalto.com.
 


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About Gemalto
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the leader in digital security with pro forma 2006 annual revenues of €1.7 billion, more than 85 offices in 40 countries and about 10,000 employees including 1,300 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 deployment of managed 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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