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As the world becomes more connected, we make it more secure.


For those shaping the digital interactions of tomorrow, we provide the digital security that enables the trusted connections of today.

You will find our identity authentication and data protection technologies at the heart of modern life. We are there when banks exchange funds, people cross borders or drivers step into connected cars.

Across time zones and continents, we protect businesses, governments and two billion people from data breaches and identity theft. By relying on us, our clients in 180 countries can offer trusted and secure digital services so that their customers and citizens can enjoy their digital lifestyles.

Put simply, through authentication and protection we offer the "security to be free".


€3bn2017 Revenue


3,000+R&D Engineers

We make tomorrow work today

As the digital world around us continues to evolve, we evolve with it. From payments to enterprise security and the Internet of Things, our innovations are focused on two core areas of digital security:



We embed secure software in devices and objects to authenticate people and things.


We run secure software on platforms to protect and encrypt data across networks.

From our 35 research and software development centers, we create secure software that runs on trusted devices. We design, personalize and manage these devices, protecting the confidential data they contain and the services they make possible—covering online banking, eGovernment, vehicle telematics and more.

To find out how we can support your digital security requirements, take a closer look at what we do.


Philippe ValléeChief Executive Officer

Strong identities are key to a successful digital transformation.

We do things differently

We are a forward-thinking company with a positive view of digital security. As a result, we have quickly grown to become a global leader in our field. With 15,000 employees and 2017 revenues of €3 billion, we now serve some of the largest organizations in nearly every country worldwide. Yet we will always remain true to our three founding values:



    We put customer needs first.



    We value people for their diversity and integrity.



    We always focus on innovation.

We work the way you work

As a world leader in digital security, our clients trust us with their business. They are companies such as Banco Santander, Samsung, Amazon Web Services, and Peugeot-Citroën as well as government​s ​like the UK, Colombia and South Africa. They come to us because they are looking for gains in efficiency, security and simplicity.


Protecting borders in the US

See why Gemalto technology was selected to support the US Government’s biometric visitor verification system, IDENT.


Combatting fraud at Orange

Learn how Gemalto ID Verification has dramatically reduced fraud at one of the world's largest telecommunications companies.


Securing the Samsung Galaxy S8

Find out how Samsung is protecting customer credentials by embedding Gemalto’s secure smart chip into its Galaxy S8 devices.

Start with trust and grow from there

Gemalto has led the market for trusted digital interactions since 2006. Today, our pioneering technologies touch the lives of billions of people. It’s all thanks to our rich heritage, legacy of innovation and focus on continued growth.

  • 2006 - New company, new mission

    Gemalto is formed by the merger of leading smart card companies Gemplus and Axalto with the objective of becoming a world leader in digital security.

    Handshake between two people wearing suits. 
  • 2007 - Securing online banking

    Gemalto becomes the first company to receive Visa and Mastercard certification for its secure online banking two-factor authentication device.

    A card reader with the logo of Gemalto.
  • 2009 - A boost for child protection

    Gemalto technology is at the heart of Belgium’s new eID card for children under 12, with special features for improving security online and in emergencies.

    Two children holding up ID cards.
  • 2010 - Innovation from 4G to IoT

    Gemalto is a key player in launching the first LTE/4G network in the U.S., with the company’s R&D supporting a smooth transition for operators.

    Timelapse nightime photo of a cityscape, with the text 4G glowing above.

    Gemalto acquires Cinterion – the leading provider of machine-to-machine connections – accelerating the company’s influence in IoT.

    A Cinterion chip.
  • 2012 - Reaching a major milestone in India

    Gemalto delivers the 25 millionth e-Driver's License in India since leading the rollout of these secure e-documents in 2003.

    A very busy road in India.
  • 2013 - Traded on twin markets

    Gemalto successfully applies for dual listing on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam alongside the existing listing on NYSE Euronext Paris and enters the AEX index of the 25 most traded Dutch securities.

    Front view of the entrance of an important looking building.
  • 2015 - Complete data and software protection

    Gemalto acquires SafeNet – world leader in identity and data protection and software monetization – marking the company as the reference for cloud data, software, and transaction security.

    SafeNet logo.
  • 2016 - 10 years at the top

  • 2017 - Integrating biometrics expertise

    Gemalto acquires 3M’s Identity Management Business to continue expansion into the promising commercial biometric authentication market.

    Digitalised hand and fingerprints - with the text 'Personal Data' to the side. ​​