Gemalto Demo Turns NFC Phones into Convenient Identification Devices for the
Rise in BYOD presents opportunity for all credentials to be securely
integrated in the mobile handset
Mobile World Congress 2013 Hall 5 Stand 5G120
BARCELONA, Spain -- February 26, 2013
Mobile World Congress - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader
in digital security, is demonstrating innovative NFC applications at Mobile
World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain (Hall 5 Stand 5G120). This proof of
concept for enterprise applications transform mobile phones into secure and
convenient identification and authentication devices for the workplace.
Utilizing the company’s proven UpTeq NFC SIM, Gemalto’s experimentation
enables secure and fast entry to buildings as well as provide strong
authentication on PCs, laptops, IT networks and other company services with
nothing more than a tap of the phone.
With the user’s unique credentials protected by state-of-the-art smart card
security, the mobile phone becomes the key to greater flexibility and
efficiency in many everyday tasks. Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM and embedded
software support numerous industry standards for contactless access, but these
applications extend the benefits of NFC technology far beyond building access
Downloadable apps that are showcased at MWC 2013 include Gemalto’s Password
Companion, a secure password management application securely embedded in the
SIM that replaces low privacy and time-consuming log-in procedures for
computing devices and networks with contactless confirmation using the mobile
phone for authentication. NFC phones can also be used for booking meeting
rooms, controlling access to secure office printers, and making payments at
vending machines and canteens.
“Smart phones and contactless cards are some of the most widely used
technologies in the enterprise today,” said Frédéric Vasnier, Senior Vice
President of Telecommunications at Gemalto. ”In addition, the workplace
requires a high level of security for physical and logical access. Combining
expertise in all these areas, Gemalto is committed to innovation in domains
where security, speed and convenience are crucial and “Enterprise” is a
perfect use case for new NFC applications.”
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
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 enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital
services to billions of individuals.
Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to
interact with the digital and wireless world.
For more information visit www.gemalto.com, www.justaskgemalto.com,
blog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.
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