Gemalto announced the availability of its SafeNet MobilePKI solution, designed to enable the particularly strong PKI-based authentication and security applications on any device, including those without a USB port or internal reader. SafeNet MobilePKI uses Bluetooth® Smart technology to enable mobile devices to communicate securely with PKI smartcards. As a result, organizations can more fully realize the benefits and opportunities afforded by their mobile applications, and at the same time consistently safeguard integrity and trust with their strong Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) environments.
Gemalto is enabling Robi Axiata Limited ('Robi'), Bangladesh's second largest mobile operator in terms revenue, to automatically detect and configure new devices on its network, allowing its subscribers to enjoy a smooth transition when they change handsets. The Gemalto LinqUs Device Management platform delivers over-the-air data settings such as MMS, internet and email to the end-user's device, and also provides marketing analysis of the installed devices for targeted promotional campaigns.
Hans Wolfgang Kunz, CEO of Veridos and Zubin Karkaria, CEO of VFS Global Group, have signed an agreement on a strategic partnership. The partnership shall foster the collaboration between Veridos and VFS Global with regard to developing product solutions and synergizing marketing campaigns.
The FIDO® (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance), an industry consortium launched in 2013 to revolutionize online security with open standards for simpler, stronger authentication, has announced that board member NTT DOCOMO, INC., also Japan’s market leading mobile network operator (MNO), intends to expand FIDO authentication for its country-wide network with new FIDO Certified™ devices, and by extending FIDO authentication through DOCOMO ID to carrier billing services partners. In May, NTT DOCOMO became the first MNO worldwide to enable FIDO authentication. In a rapid expansion which extends FIDO authentication to third-party mobile commerce partners and more customers throughout Japan, NTT DOCOMO, has announced it will offer FIDO authentication in 10 devices, more NTT DOCOMO services, and partner services.
Gemalto won the Juniper Research 2015 Award for Digital Payments for its Allynis Trusted Services Hub (TSH), a turnkey solution that helps banks, processors and other issuers to efficiently deploy secure mobile payment solutions across diverse networks and devices. Juniper Research recognized Gemalto's impactful business approach with this solution that simplifies the implementation of mobile payment services via a single connection to the hub. The TSH delivers payment credentials onto the secure element or directly on the device using tokenization. It works on all available security frameworks such as HCE, SIM, eSE, TEE so issuers can achieve maximum reach whatever their strategy and security needs.
STMicroelectronics hat den Abschluss eines Vertrags mit Entrust Datacard über die Beteiligung am Card Validation Program (CVP) des Unternehmens bekannt gegeben. Das Programm gibt ST die Möglichkeit, die Kompatibilität seiner EMV-Zahlungskarten-Lösungen der STPay-Serie vor der vollständigen Implementierung mit den Datacard®-Personalisierungslösungen zu testen. Mit seiner Beteiligung am CVP will ST seinen Kunden die schnellere und einfachere Verwendung der umfassenden STPay-Familie des Unternehmens ermöglichen. Diese Smartcard-Familie ist neben Bank-Anwendungen auch für andere Zahlungs-Applikationen beispielsweise in öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln vorgesehen.
Gemalto announces it is supplying its Sealys eCover for ePassports to Darphane, the Turkish Mint and Stamp Printing House. Gemalto is already the provider for the Turkish personalization program, having deployed the Coesys Issuance solution for the country's national authorities. With this new contract, Gemalto now provides these Turkish authorities with a complete end-to-end passport service, offering a one-stop implementation plan. For Turkey's 75 million citizens, electronic passports are issued for new applications as well as renewals. Currently, more than two million ePassports are issued each year.
As the U.S. payments landscape evolves with the migration to EMV chip, popularity of Apple Pay and the anticipated release of Samsung Pay, demand for EMV-ready mobile and contactless payment solutions is rising rapidly. To meet the needs of the growing industry, leading payments consultancy FIME announced an expansion of their U.S. operations in San Jose, California.