OSPT Alliance today announced the release of newly updated CIPURSE™ Certification Test Plan V1.07. This latest version of the test plan simplifies certification of secure elements since it can now be performed with a single wire protocol (SWP*) reader. This means that secure element, or eSE, can be certified without using a mobile phone while ensuring conformance with any model supporting SWP. The test plan also conforms to the latest CIPURSE Operation and Interface Errata, further enhancing the interoperability of CIPURSE products.
Otono Networks and G&D Announce Partnership to Offer eSIM Advanced Enablement Services to Mobile Carriers
Networks and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) will team up at the Competitive Carriers Association’s 2016 Annual Convention to announce a partnership to offer advanced eSIM enablement and management services in the global market for device connectivity.
Cathay United Bank deploys Gemalto’s mobile-based authentication solution to secure online banking in Taiwan
Gemalto supports Cathay United Bank, a leading bank in Taiwan, in securing its online banking services. Gemalto's Ezio Mobile suite enables CUB's customers to securely access their bank's services from their PCs, tablets, and smartphones, using their mobiles as authentication device. As a result, CUB is able to offer an enhanced user experience to its customers, save costs, and meet a new government regulation requiring Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). Gemalto will also provide support and maintenance services for smooth deployment of the solution.
FIME is pleased to announce that its Japanese laboratory has achieved AMEX Enabled accreditation* for functional testing on contactless payment terminal kernels, in line with American Express’ Expresspay specifications. FIME has also been accredited by EMVCo for EMVCo’s Book C-4 specification, which defines the mandatory and optional functionality required when implementing terminal kernel 4. These latest accreditations enable contactless payment terminal and mobile point of sale (mPOS) manufacturers, as well as kernel developers, to validate their products in any of FIME’s French, Japanese and Taiwanese laboratories.
PayPal and Mastercard announced an important expansion of their long-standing partnership that will enhance the consumer experience by making Mastercard a clear payment option within PayPal, enable Masterpass as a payment option for Braintree merchants and expand PayPal’s presence at the point of sale. This will provide increased value to Mastercard cardholders, financial institutions and PayPal customers.
Under the expanded partnership, consumers and small businesses will be able to instantly cash out funds held in their PayPal accounts to a Mastercard debit card. PayPal will also be provided certain financial volume incentives and, as a result of the commitments made under this agreement, will no longer be subject to the digital wallet operator fee.
Safran Identity & Security announced that it has been selected by Nepal National Identity Management Center to build the National Identification System. This is a first e-Governance initiative towards establishing an electronic National Identity System for the country. “The National Identity System is one of the key programs identified in the e-Government Masterplan of Nepal. It is a first step in creating an ecosystem of trusted identities which promises to transform the lives of citizens, from the busy streets in Kathmandu to villages in the Himalayas. Each Nepalese will be empowered with a unique proof of identity, one that is backed up by the highest level of reliability, security and confidentiality.” Commented Dinesh Bhattarai, Executive Director of NIDMC.
Gemalto is supplying its security solutions developed for the Internet of Things (IoT) market to Dai Nippon Printing (DNP). DNP, with approximately 30,000 corporate clients and consumers worldwide, is rolling out enhanced two-way server and device PKI-based authentication by leveraging Gemalto's IDCore smart card platform together with Cinterion secure element and the SensorLogic Application Enablement Platform. The solution authenticates both the server and communicating device. It ensures a highly secure connection for IoT devices like smart meters, point of sale terminals, and cash-handling machines, delivering superior protection against fraud and hacking. For example, financial institutions can now receive alerts related to tampering attempts and pending service needs in real time.