IT Leaders Can Now Experience Gemalto Digital Security First Hand When Visiting Microsoft

Amsterdam and Arlington, VA, Nov 26, 2007 - Information technology leaders visiting the Microsoft Partner Solutions Center on Microsoft Corp.’s Redmond, Wash., campus can now experience hands-on live simulation of world class digital security solutions from industry leader Gemalto.  Gemalto’s solutions empower employees, partners, customers and individuals to achieve the highest levels of security available to protect information, assets, identities and personal privacy.
 
“The Microsoft Partner Solutions Center is an environment that allows leading technology providers to work with customers and partners on system interoperability, proof-of-concept tests and implementation strategies,” said Manuel Rebuffel, worldwide technical community lead for the Communications Sector at Microsoft.  “We are pleased to add Gemalto to the list of leading companies working at the center to transform their technological visions into reality.”
 
The sprawling technical center boasts 600 servers, 100 terabytes of data storage and many facilities to help customers explore, plan and test solutions for their Microsoft systems.
 
“The Envisioning Center is particularly exciting; our customers can experience firsthand how well Gemalto’s solutions perform in their own simulated environment,” said Marvin Tansley, director of Gemalto’s global alliance with Microsoft.  “Enterprise and government IT teams can now evaluate and test Gemalto’s two-factor digital security solutions for network access, identity management, data encryption and digital signing right alongside the exact Microsoft systems they plan to use.”
 
Gemalto digital security solutions to be available at the center include the Gemalto .NET smart card; the Protiva Strong Authentication Server and related Protiva credential devices using either one time password (OTP) or digital certificates; and Gemalto’s other Windows Smart Card Framework-compatible products.
 
The center also includes state-of-the-art training facilities as well as R&D labs where Gemalto can work even more closely with Microsoft to integrate and test products and systems.
 
Gemalto’s Protiva security platform was recently certified with the Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006, part of the Microsoft Forefront Security Suite.  These Microsoft products provide enhanced network edge protection and application-centric, policy-based access to corporate IT infrastructures.
 
Microsoft employees use Gemalto .NET smart card technology embedded in their corporate badge to enable secure, two-factor authentication for access to Microsoft’s own information systems.
 
 


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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