CeBIT: Gemalto and Utimaco Launch Single-Device Solution Combining Digital Identification and Secure Data Storage

CeBIT: Gemalto and Utimaco Launch Single-Device Solution Combining Digital Identification and Secure Data Storage

Plug-and-play multi-purpose device simplifies IT management and user adoption

CeBIT tradeshow, Hanover, Germany, March 19, 2007–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), a world leader in digital security, and Utimaco, The Data Security Company, jointly introduce an innovative USB (Universal Serial Bus) device that features two functionalities in an “all-in-one” solution. Not only does it manage network identity credentials, but it also provides users with additional memory to securely store confidential data. Utimaco supplies data protection, while Gemalto provides the strong authentication software and the personal device. This solution, named “Secure Digital Companion”, automatically sets up once the device is connected to the PC, making it simple and convenient to deploy and use. At CeBIT 2007, both companies are presenting their joint solution at the Utimaco booth, stand A 28, Hall 7.

“Secure Digital Companion” is aimed at enterprises whose employees require secure remote access from any location and protection of their portable personal data. Its mass storage capacities enable employees to transfer and exchange confidential data within and outside the company, with the highest levels of security. Users do not need to handle specific actions to perform data encryption as this is done automatically, minimizing IT support and reducing total cost of ownership for enterprises. “Secure Digital Companion” will allow users to securely access their enterprise Intranet through OATH¹ compliant one-time passwords displayed on the device. It also implements certificates for digital signature and e-mail confidentiality.

Helmut Dansachmüller, head of global alliances at Utimaco, underlined: “We welcome the partnership with Gemalto to bring an all-in-one security solution to our clients and end users. “Secure Digital Companion” offers flexibility and efficiency because all confidential data is protected no matter where the end users are working and their data may go. This emphasizes our commitment as the Data Security Company to protect data wherever it is–at rest, in motion and in use.”

Cédric Collomb, senior vice-president, network identification solutions, Gemalto, added: “The synergies between Gemalto and Utimaco will help our enterprise customers to better protect their assets and facilitate user adoption. This product launch further illustrates our dedication to making digital interactions secure and easy.”

The joint solution is now available from a number of Gemalto partners.

OATH¹: OATH is an industry-wide collaboration to develop an open reference architecture by leveraging existing open standards for the universal adoption of strong authentication

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is a leader in digital security with pro forma 2006 annual revenues of €1.7 billion, operations in about 100 countries and over 10,000 employees including 1,500 R&D engineers. In a world where the digital revolution is increasingly transforming our lives, Gemalto’s solutions are designed to make personal digital interactions more convenient, secure and enjoyable. Gemalto provides end-to-end digital security solutions, from the development of software applications through design and production of secure personal devices such as smart cards, SIMs, e-passports, and tokens to the management of deployment services for its customers. More than a billion people worldwide use the company’s products and services for telecommunications, financial services, e-government, identity management, multimedia content, digital rights management, IT security, mass transit and many other applications.

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. Gemalto was formed in June 2006 by the combination of Axalto and Gemplus.
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About Utimaco – The Data Security Company

Utimaco is the leading provider of data security solutions. The Data Security Company enables mid- to large-size organizations to safeguard their data assets against attacks and to comply with privacy laws by protecting their confidentiality and integrity. In response to twenty-first century threats Utimaco’s complete range of data security solutions provide full 360 degree data protection unlike point solutions which only partially cover the data security needs of enterprises. Only SafeGuard solutions protect and manage data during storage (data at rest), during transmission (data in motion) and during processing (data in use). Utimaco offers its customers comprehensive on site support via a world-wide network of certified partners and subsidiaries in Europe, the USA and Asia. Utimaco Safeware AG, with headquarters in Oberursel, near Frankfurt, Germany, is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE0007572406). For more information please visit

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