Gemalto Reinforces Ezio Token Range for Quicker and Easier Deployments

  Gemalto Reinforces Ezio Token Range for Quicker and Easier Deployments

    Adds New Form-Factor and Software Development Kit to Enhance eBanking
                    Authentication and Transaction Signing

Cartes 2012

Business Wire

PARIS -- November 07, 2012

Regulatory News:

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security,
will showcase its extended range of Ezio tokens  for eBanking authentication
and transaction signing at Cartes 2012 (Hall3, Entrance). The Ezio token
portfolio, recently reinforced with the new Ezio Pico, combines enhanced
security with outstanding convenience to support the growing needs for instant
and easy access to online banking services. Used in conjunction with the Ezio
Library software development kit, these ergonomic devices deliver an easily
integrated and flexible response to the need for protection during eBanking
and eCommerce transactions.

Online self-service banking is increasing in popularity on top of face-to-face
services – enabling financial institutions to increase efficiency and boost
growth. Designed to enhance online banking services and at

the same time address online banking fraud attacks, the Ezio token range
encompasses different security methods, including OTP (One Time Password),
challenge/response verification and transaction data signing. As a result,
flexible solutions can be tailored precisely to individual market requirements
and different banking security systems. Utilizing encryption based on industry
standards, with the support of the popular Ezio Library, new applications can
be implemented quickly and efficiently whilst minimizing total cost of

“Gemalto’s suite of security solutions are designed to be ergonomic for end
users, so that we can help

banks to acquire and retain customers, strengthen customer relationship and
open new revenue streams,” commented Håkan Nordfjell, Senior Vice President of
eBanking and eCommerce at Gemalto. “With concerns over the integrity of
eBanking, eCommerce and mBanking continuing to grow in importance for
consumers, Gemalto is reinforcing its extended range of Ezio devices and
mobile solutions that can be easily be integrated into an existing

Ezio tokens presented by Gemalto at Cartes 2012 include the Ezio Lava, the
Ezio Pico and the  Ezio onCard.

The Ezio Lava features a single button which is pressed to generate a unique,
time-limited single-use one time password (OTP). The latest addition to the
Ezio range is the Ezio Pico, an updated form-factor that is replacing the Ezio
Grip. The Ezio Pico delivers a higher level of security and control by
allowing the user to digitally sign requests (also called “challenges”) and
transaction data. The Ezio onCard device offers further levels of convenience,
as it is coming in an innovative credit card size format, featuring a flexible
embedded display with either a single button for OTP generation or a 12-button
touch keypad allowing PIN code protection and challenge/response verification.
A special focus is also put at Cartes 2012 on the Ezio Way of Token
Migrations, explaining the benefits of the Ezio Server and the Ezio Library
for quick and easy migrations from one generation of eBanking security
solution to another.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security
with 2011 annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000 employees
operating out of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development centers, located in
43 countries.

We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of
people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop,
bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable
and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile
services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy
protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and
dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.

Gemalto develops secure embedded software and secure products which we design
and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these secure products, the
confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services they enable.
Our innovations offer more ways for our clients to enhance the convenience and
security of people’s digital lives.

Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to
interact with the digital and wireless world.

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