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IBM, Gemalto Team In Authentication

Protiva security solution simplifies authentication for users
AUSTIN, TX, February 18, 2010 " Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, today announced that its Protiva security solutions are now fully integrated with IBM's leading enterprise single sign-on solution to provide customers with a secure and convenient identity and access management solution. The Gemalto smart card solution is certified for use with IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business and IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On.

"Smart card-based secure identity credentials and single sign-on is a powerful combination that delivers the highest level of identity assurance and security, and at the same time makes network and application access easy and convenient for users whether at work, at home or on the road," said Cdric Collomb, senior vice president Identity and Access Management at Gemalto.

A range of Gemalto strong authentication devices are now available and certified under the IBM Ready for Tivoli program, including Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards for U.S. federal government agencies, PIV-I for U.S. government contractors, and .NET smart cards and USB devices for enterprises in the private sector.

Smart cards or USB devices for two-factor authentication are increasingly a customer requirement, such as in the government market as a result of the HSPD 12 program, critical infrastructure programs concerned with cyber security, and other industries facing increasing privacy and security regulations such as healthcare and financial services.

"Many enterprises want to move beyond passwords to cut down on support costs, increase security and make life simpler for their users," said E. K. Koh, program director for single sign-on, IBM Tivoli software. "Others need to replace aging authentication tokens with more comprehensive solutions supporting digital credentials and signatures. Gemalto's smart card technology provides solutions that meet these requirements, and is a valuable addition to the IBM Tivoli single sign-on suite of products."

Gemalto will be demonstrating its Protiva two-factor authentication solutions for Tivoli in booth E112 at IBM Pulse, February 21 to 24, 2010, in Las Vegas. For more information on Gemalto solutions for IBM Tivoli, visit http://www.gemalto.com/enterprise/partners/technology/ibm.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), Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, 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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