Gemalto new Strong Authentication Solutions presented at RSA Conference

Gemalto new Strong Authentication Solutions presented at RSA Conference

Delivers enhanced security and superior convenience for Windows DirectAccess users

RSA Conference 2012, SAN FRANCISCO – Feb 27, 2012 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, will be demonstrating its broad range of strong authentication and one-time password (OTP) solutions, and the introduction of OTP login with Windows DirectAccess for remote and on-premise employees. The integrated security-enhanced solution will allow corporate users to securely logon to their network from a computing device running Windows 7 without the need for a conventional VPN.

Previous strong authentication solutions from the market for Windows DirectAccess required multiple logins–once to Windows and then again using an OTP to gain access to corporate assets. Gemalto’s innovative solution requires the user to only enter their OTP once, whether remotely or at the office, for access to their authorized corporate assets.

“Windows DirectAccess is a game-changer for enterprises and remote workers because it lets them use their corporate resources as transparently as they could if they were in the corporate office,” said Mike Schutz, senior director, Windows Server and Virtualization, at Microsoft Corp. “Gemalto has helped to take that ease a step further, by providing the convenience of a single logon to Windows 7 with strong authentication, through its Protiva SA’s standards-based OTP solution.”

“Gemalto’s strong authentication solutions for Windows DirectAccess streamline the way users within banking, government and healthcare environments and software developers securely connect,” said Tom Flynn, Vice President of Online Authentication at Gemalto North America. “Information security managers can now very simply deploy a multi-factor authentication solution for secure login at the office or on the go. This creates a protected, extremely user-friendly working environment and at the same time significantly reduces employer IT management and infrastructure costs.”

Gemalto will be demonstrating Strong Authentication for Windows DirectAccess as well as additional security solutions in its booth, #234, at RSA Conference 2012, Feb. 27 thru March 2, 2012. For additional information on Gemalto’s online authentication solutions, please visit

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About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2010 annual revenues of €1.9 billion and over 10,000 employees operating out of 87 offices and 13 Research & Development centers in 45 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work–anytime, anywhere, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on the growing demands for personal mobile services, identity protection, payment security, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, modern transportation, e-healthcare and e-government services. Gemalto does this by providing secure software, a wide range of secure personal devices, and managed services to wireless operators, banks, enterprises and government agencies.

Gemalto is the world leader for electronic passports and identity cards, two-factor authentication devices for online protection, smart credit/debit and contactless payment cards, as well as subscriber identification modules (SIM) and universal integrated circuit cards (UICC) in mobile phones. Also, in the emerging machine-to-machine applications Gemalto is a leading supplier of wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM). To operate these solutions and remotely manage the software and confidential data contained in the secure devices Gemalto also provides server platforms, consulting, training, and managed services to help its 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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