Gemalto and Devon IT Provide Security and Efficiency for Healthcare Organizations

Gemalto and Devon IT Provide Security and Efficiency for Healthcare Organizations

Joint solution increases clinician and staffer productivity

CITRIX iFORUM 07, Las Vegas, NV, Oct 24, 2007–Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, and Devon IT, the fastest growing provider of thin client terminals, today announced a new joint solution to increase patient information security and clinician efficiency within healthcare facilities. Healthcare providers can now use Gemalto .NET cards to securely log on and begin or resume work at any Devon IT thin client workstation in seconds. The solution helps healthcare organizations increase productivity, reduce IT support costs and comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

“As an expert and leader in thin client computing, Devon IT boasts security, manageability, and efficiency among the top benefits of implementing thin client solutions,” said Joe Makoid, president of Devon IT. “Our healthcare clients have found that thin clients make patient information more readily accessible, allow clinicians to see more patients in less time, and help establish and retain HIPAA compliance. Using Gemalto .NET cards to access the applications and data provides unprecedented levels of security that are needed to protect sensitive patient information. Gemalto shares our vision of giving healthcare providers access to the most efficient and secure technology, and we are proud to provide this joint solution with them.”

A thin client is a limited-resource computer that acts primarily as a display and input device. It accesses software and data running on a central server instead of locally. Since applications and information are Web-enabled, they can be delivered to any device, at any location, over any connection using the Gemalto .NET card for digital security and identity.

“Logging on to healthcare networks using Gemalto’s .NET cards is an ideal digital security solution, as it eliminates the threat of losing patient information because of stolen passwords and data breaches,” said Francois Lasnier, vice president and general manager, security, for Gemalto North America. “No one can log on to a Devon IT workstation without his or her personalized smart card and PIN. IT costs are lowered, too, as there is no longer a need for password resets.”

To access their personal desktop on the healthcare network, clinicians and staffers simply insert their Gemalto .NET card into the thin client reader and enter their PIN. Removing the Gemalto .NET card ends the session immediately, and logging in again from anywhere instantly restores the desktop as they left it, saving considerable time for users. Network administrators can even set up security parameters, allowing employees to access only certain data and/or applications.

For healthcare facilities using Citrix Systems application delivery products, both Gemalto .NET cards and Devon IT thin client terminals have completed Citrix Ready™ verification, and can operate fully in Citrix environments.

The Gemalto and Devon IT joint solution is available through CentriServ, a systems integrator that specializes in server-based computing. For more information, please call 1-888-343-5773.

About Gemalto’s .NET solution

The Gemalto .NET card makes digital interactions more convenient and secure for people and organizations. It includes a computer with special cryptographic capabilities and software optimized for security and network identity protection. Gemalto .NET smart card technology supports multiple applications that run on the same card simultaneously and are easily integrated into existing systems. Windows Vista™ supports Gemalto .NET devices right out of the box, and support is available from Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 with a simple download from Windows Update.

About Devon IT

Devon IT is an information technology company that focuses on offering thin client terminals and alternative desktop solutions that provide enterprise customers with greater security, enhanced manageability, improved reliability, and lower costs. Devon IT develops products which support IBM’s Hosted Client Infrastructure and Blade Computing ecosystem and is a founding member of More information is available at

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the leader in digital security with pro forma 2006 annual revenues of €1.7 billion, more than 85 offices in 40 countries and about 10,000 employees including 1,300 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 deployment of managed 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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