Gemalto Finalist in U.S. SC Magazine Awards Program

Gemalto Finalist in U.S. SC Magazine Awards Program

AUSTIN, TEXAS – March 2, 2009 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has been named a finalist in SC Magazine’s 2009 awards program for outstanding achievement in information technology (IT) security. Gemalto’s Smart Enterprise Guardian (SEG) was named a finalist in the Excellence Award “Best multi- and second-factor solution” category, which recognizes companies with superior security products that help customers tackle today’s pressing security challenges. Gemalto jointly developed the SEG with Lexar, a leader in advanced digital media and accessories.

IT security companies nominate their solutions for consideration in the SC Awards program, and entries are judged by a panel of 18 leading chief security officers from major corporations and large public sector organizations.

“Security remains a top agenda item that enterprises need to address. Gemalto is at the forefront of IT security, and is among a select group that has been recognized as a finalist in our Excellence Awards competition,” said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong.

The annual SC Awards have recognized security’s key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. As the industry’s preeminent awards program, individuals, brands and products shortlisted address not only the challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow.

“Gemalto’s SEG is the first device that combines strong authentication, digital signatures, encrypted Flash storage, and encryption tools for desktop or laptop files,” said Francois Lasnier, vice president and general manager of Security and Identity for Gemalto North America. “We designed the SEG to help organizations of any size address growing security, privacy and regulatory concerns without complexity. We are thrilled to be recognized by SC Magazine, a leading publication read by IT professionals globally.”

Winners of this year’s SC Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on April 21, 2009.

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought-leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. Besides the monthly print magazine and daily website, the brand’s portfolio includes the SC Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and the SC World Congress.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2008 annual revenues of €1.68 billion, and 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 40 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work – anytime, anywhere – has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity protection. To complete the solution we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.

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.

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Deb Montner
Montner & Associates
Montner & Associates Tech PR Agency