“Gemalto and Microsoft both see trust and privacy as a necessity for online transactions,” said Craig Wittenberg, partner architect at Microsoft. “U-Prove and smart card technology together deliver an easy and convenient solution, offering citizens the control and protection they desire.”
U-Prove is a privacy-protecting cryptographic technology that helps address the need to protect identity-related information online by allowing people to disclose minimal amounts of identifying information when they can access applications and services. It provides multi-party security in that U-Prove issuers, users and relying parties are all protected from outside attacks as well as those originating from each other.
With the integration of Gemalto’s technology, users will need their smart card in order to use their U-Prove tokens containing their information and attributes. Gemalto’s tamper-resistant smart cards prevent attacks on users’ U-Prove tokens, and offer additional benefits like helping to enforce various security policies such as non-transferability and unauthorized use of limited-use or expired tokens.
“U-Prove with Gemalto smart card technology offers protection and security for online identities,” said Tom Flynn, vice president, Online Authentication and eBanking for Gemalto North America. “We see this identity solution as a critical component for securing the digital future, as both private and public sectors continue to embrace e-services.”
More information on Gemalto’s smart card technology can be found at http://www.gemalto.com/index.html. More information on Microsoft U-Prove can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/u-prove.
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of 1.65 billion, and over 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, with research and service centers in 41 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. Moreover Gemalto delivers on emerging applications related to the ‘Internet of things’ by supplying wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM) for machine-to-machine communication. To complete these solutions 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.