EnStream to Enable SecureKey Authentication Technology on Bell, Rogers and TELUS Smartphones in Canada

  EnStream to Enable SecureKey Authentication Technology on Bell, Rogers and
  TELUS Smartphones in Canada

Distribution agreement provides broad deployment of SecureKey’s online
authentication solutions through Canada’s leading mobile service providers

Business Wire

TORONTO -- February 20, 2013

SecureKey Technologies today announced that it has completed an agreement with
EnStream, a joint venture of Bell Mobility, Rogers Communications, and TELUS
Corporation, to enable SecureKey authentication technology on mobile phones in
Canada.

“We are excited to be working with EnStream and its mobile service provider
partners to greatly expand the number of devices that will support SecureKey’s
authentication, identity and online payment solutions,” said Charles Walton,
CEO of SecureKey Technologies Inc. “Our solutions allow people to use
real-world payment and identity cards with their mobile phones to enhance
online security and payments in a simple and convenient manner.”

SecureKey recently launched SecureKey Concierge™, a new authentication service
for the Government of Canada that enables Canadians to use their bank
authentication credentials to obtain access to online government services like
pension, tax and benefits. It is part of the Canadian Government’s Federated
Identity Management strategy, which promotes the interoperability of security
credentials to create a lower cost, more convenient, and more secure
authentication ecosystem for consumers and business. The EnStream partnership
makes more devices available that can be used to enhance security and privacy
for this and many other services.

“EnStream’s mandate is to accelerate the adoption of secure, SIM-based NFC
mobile payments in Canada through common platforms. Our partnership with
SecureKey gives Canadians an innovative and valuable solution that can be used
with services from government, healthcare providers and financial
institutions,” said Almis Ledas, COO of EnStream. “SecureKey is the first
credential issuer to announce that it will make use of our ability to deploy
secure credentials on SIM-based secure elements for mobile carriers in
Canada.”

The use of NFC-based contactless cards is growing rapidly as a global standard
to enhance security and privacy, and reduce identity theft and fraud. By
enabling its technology on mobile phones and tablets, SecureKey allows
consumers and businesses to securely access online services and affect online
payments simply using their mobile devices for enhanced security and
authentication. Working with mobile wallets, SecureKey can also enable secure
access to stored credentials, making the online experience more seamless.

About EnStream LP

Created to deliver secure and reliable payment capability over mobile
handsets, EnStream LP provides a common mobile commerce interface between
Canada's mobile carriers and the Canadian ecosystem for NFC (Near Field
Communication) transactions. EnStream is a joint venture of Bell, Rogers and
TELUS headquartered in Toronto, Canada. For further information, please visit
www.enstream.com.

About SecureKey Technologies Inc.

SecureKey provides an innovative, cloud-based authentication service that
enhances privacy and security for government, financial services, healthcare,
telecoms and others. By embedding its security application in laptops,
tablets, and mobile devices, SecureKey turns ordinary consumer devices into
secure terminals for multifactor and federated authentication, using the
security of chip-based identity and payment credentials. Highly scalable and
consumer-friendly, SecureKey solutions enhance a wide range of online, mobile,
and in-person identity and payment applications. SecureKey is a Privacy by
Design (PbD) Ambassador based in Toronto, Canada, with backing from leading
technology, payments and mobile industry network providers. For more
information, visit www.securekey.com.

Contact:

For EnStream:
EnStream LP
Almis Ledas, +1-416-365-9000 ext. 365
COO
almis.ledas@enstream.com
or
For SecureKey:
Robert Blumenthal, +1-416-684-3013
EVP, Business Development
robert.blumenthal@securekey.com
or
Corman Communications, LLC
Patrick Corman, +1-650-326-9648 (Media and analyst)
patrick@cormancom.com
 
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