Gemalto Partners with Open Communications Security to Deploy Online Identity Authentication in Latin America

Gemalto Partners with Open Communications Security to Deploy Online Identity Authentication in Latin America

São Paulo, May 18, 2009 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, and Open Communications Security S/A, a Brazilian company specialized in information security, have entered into a partnership to collaborate on sales, consulting, implementation and support of Gemalto’s Protiva authentication solutions in Brazil and other countries in the Mercosur. The two companies target telecom operators, banks and corporate organizations.

Enterprises in Brazil and throughout Latin America are faced with constantly increasing risks of data breaches, and one of the biggest problems is the use of usernames and passwords for network identity authentication. Adding a personal security device to the authentication process delivers a very strong network security improvement. Gemalto has a broad range of two factor authentication solutions for information security and protection against online identity theft, including smart cards and USB tokens for OTP or PKI certificate-based digital identities, Web-based certificate and device management systems, and authentication servers.

“OPEN’s local market experience combined with Gemalto’s reliability, strength, and broad range of innovative digital security solutions will provide our customers with an outstanding combination of local support and the most advanced technology available,” states Ricardo Orsi, Open Communications Security SA chief director.

“Gemalto has new options that make it easy for any size enterprise to implement strong authentication for their information systems,” said André Riva, Gemalto’s sales manager in Brazil. “Our partnership with OPEN will give that added value of local support, and positions us to work closely with companies in Brazil and throughout the Mercosur to enhance their information and network security.”

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