Gemalto launches “Smart Guardian”, an innovative Smart Card-based USB Token for Data Loss Prevention

Gemalto launches “Smart Guardian”, an innovative Smart Card-based USB Token for Data Loss Prevention

Amsterdam, Sept 28, 2009 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced the launch of Protiva™ Smart Guardian, a smart card enabled personal security USB device that offers digital data integrity and data loss prevention for enterprises. Smart Guardian provides nomad workforces with a trusted platform to securely access corporate resources.

Smart Guardian combines endpoint control and secure data storage for protecting sensitive information. It guarantees an unsurpassed level of security, since the encrypted data never leaves the Smart Guardian. Attempts to tamper with the device are detectable and intrusion attempts will cause the token to zero-out its contents.

In addition to providing the highest levels of security, Smart Guardian is remarkably easy and convenient to use. Users simply insert their authorized portable token and enter a passphrase to unlock the device so that any data transferred to it is encrypted automatically.

Smart Guardian provides two-factor authentication based on something the user has–the USB token–and something the user knows–the passphrase. This ensures that only authorized users have access to encrypted data, even if the device is lost or stolen. Smart Guardian tokens are easy for IT administrators to deploy and manage, and require no user training.

“One of the biggest information security challenges today is protecting the large amount of confidential data used by business organizations and government agencies,” commented Cédric Collomb, Senior Vice-President, Identity and Access Management at Gemalto. “The combination of endpoint control and secure data storage makes Smart Guardian tokens the ideal platform for protecting sensitive information and controlling how these are transferred throughout the virtual workplace.”

The Smart Guardian device combines proven secure smart card technology from Gemalto and secure flash technology from Lexar. Its management options make it easy for end-users and administrators to register new devices, update software on the devices, deploy protected corporate applications, and remotely block a lost or stolen token and destroy its contents.

For more information on the Protiva™ Smart Guardian, check out http://www.gemalto.com/smartguardian

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), Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, 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.

For more information please visit http://www.gemalto.com.

Contacts

Gemalto
Rémi Calvet
Tel: +33 (0) 1 55 01 64 10
Mob: +33 (0) 6 22 72 81 58
E-mail: remi.calvet@gemalto.com

Aline Borne
T.: +33 (0)1 55 01 51 05
M.: +33 (0)6 16 29 87 04
E-mail: aline.borne@gemalto.com

TBWACorporate
Rebekah Lahey
Tel: +33 (0) 1 49 09 26 58
Mob : +33 (0) 6 07 21 08 77
E-mail: rebekah.lahey@tbwa-corporate.com

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