Gemalto Wins Austin Business Journal Tech Innovation Award

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb 4, 2009 - Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has taken home one of the most coveted technology prizes in Austin with its Smart Enterprise Guardian (SEG) – the Tech Innovation Award for Hardware from the Austin Business Journal.
 
“It is a great honor to be recognized by the Austin Business Journal for the SEG, which was invented and developed in Austin, and designed to help enterprises of any size here and globally protect data and identity information within their organization,” said Austin-based Paul Beverly, president Gemalto North America and executive vice president corporate marketing. 
 
Jointly developed by Gemalto and Lexar, the SEG is a first-of-its-kind multipurpose security device that solves problems every enterprise faces: how to better secure remote access to their networks and how to better protect information employees store on portable devices.  In a single device, Gemalto has combined strong authentication, digital signatures, encrypted Flash storage and encryption tools for desktop or laptop files.  The SEG has built-in support in Microsoft Vista using Gemalto .NET technology.  For more information, please visit http://www.gemalto.com/enterprise/SEG.html


About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2008 annual revenues of €1.68 billion, and 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 40 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work—anytime, anywhere—has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity protection. To complete the solution we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.

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.

For more information please visit www.gemalto.com.



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Ray WIZBOWSKI
512-257-3950
Ray.wizbowski@gemalto.com
Deb Montner
Montner & Associates
203-226-9290
dmontner@montner.com
Montner & Associates Tech PR Agency
   


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