ActivCard Named Finalist for ‘Best Smart Card and Token Solution’ by SC Magazine Global Awards 2004

ActivCard Named Finalist for ‘Best Smart Card and Token Solution’ by SC Magazine Global Awards 2004

FREMONT, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/–ActivCard Corp. (Nasdaq: ACTI–News), a global provider of strong authentication and trusted digital identity solutions for secure remote access, single sign-on and enterprise access cards, today announced it has been selected by SC Magazine as a finalist for the 2004 Awards’ “Best Smart Card and Token Solution.” In this worldwide competition recognizing innovation and excellence in security solutions, ActivCard has been named a finalist among a field of nominations from two-factor authentication software, encryption dongle, and smart card companies.

ActivCard enterprise-class authentication and digital signature solutions safeguard access to desktops, laptops, and servers with multi-application smart card technology that identifies users for secure login, remote access, web services, email signing and encryption. ActivClient™ is the most open–supporting multi-vendor smart cards, dynamic and static passwords and digital certificates from leading certificate authorities–with maximum mobility of those digital identification credentials in the card form-factor. The ActivCard client software is also the first and only smart card security middleware for all major operating systems.

“The SC Magazine Readers Trust Award process makes this a true honor because IT professionals themselves have voted and recognized the innovation of our smart card solutions. Our digital ID card solutions continue to be adopted by the most security-focused organizations around the globe, including leading commercial enterprises and the U.S. Department of Defense,” stated Frank Bishop, ActivCard Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing.

About SC Magazine’s Global Awards 2004

With over 900 nominations in the SC Magazine Global Awards 2004 and over 300 individual companies participating, the Global Awards 2004 recognizes achievement and technical excellence across 32 different product and service categories. The SC Awards is one of the world’s leading awards programs for the information security industry with participation from developers and users around the world. Winners in all categories will be announced at the SC Awards Gala dinner to be held at the Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane, London on Tuesday 27th April. For more information contact Chris Thomas, global Publisher of SC Magazine at cthomas@westcoast.com

About ActivCard

ActivCard, www.activcard.com, is a global provider of strong authentication and trusted digital identity solutions for secure remote access, single sign-on and enterprise access cards. Our scalable systems and strong authentication solutions are trusted by organizations–from enterprise to governments around the world. ActivCard delivers maximum Return On Identity™ (ROI) through increased security, reduced cost, and user convenience. The modular product design allows our customers to add capabilities as required, preserving their investment.

The statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including risks associated with changes in our management team, fluctuations in operating results, our history of losses, and other risks identified in our periodic filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those appearing under the caption “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, and in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Copies of these filings are available from ActivCard and on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Actual results, events and performance may differ materially from our forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. ActivCard disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

NOTE: ActivCard is a registered trademark and ActivClient and Return on Identity are trademarks of ActivCard in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

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