Gemalto Smart Enterprise Guardian Named Best Personal Portable Security Device by Network Products Guide

Gemalto Smart Enterprise Guardian Named Best Personal Portable Security Device by Network Products Guide

DIGITAL ID WORLD 2008, Anaheim, Calif., Sept 8, 2008–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced its Smart Enterprise Guardian was named Best in the Personal Portable Security Devices category and a winner of a Network Products Guide 2008 Best Products and Services Award. The Smart Enterprise Guardian (SEG) is a unique, multi-function personal USB network security device jointly developed by Gemalto and Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media.

“Our collaborative development with Lexar was essential in coming up with this convenient approach to securing both portable storage and network identity in a single device,” said Jerome Denis, marketing director for Identity Access Management at Gemalto. “We take a lot of pride in winning this Personal Portable Security Devices category, because we are squarely focused on innovative digital security solutions that protect people and their digital assets, wherever they are.”

The SEG delivers the highest levels of security, convenience and manageability for online personal identities. It protects digital identity credentials and several gigabytes of sensitive files on a single USB flash drive with Gemalto’s proven .NET secure smart card technology. It also provides a simple and convenient means for strong authentication, digital signature and file encryption. The SEG is fully integrated in Microsoft Vista and ILM environments, featuring an intuitive user interface and requiring no middleware or software to load and set-up on the PC. In addition, the SEG supports OATH One Time Passwords (OTP), so customers can start quickly with a simple OTP authentication and then move to the more advanced Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) using the same device.

Gemalto also offers a comprehensive online service for issuing and administering the SEG and other strong authentication devices. Following the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, Gemalto’s Device Administration Service (DAS) is available on-demand over the Web. This feature eliminates the need for enterprises to purchase a server or any piece of software when implementing strong, two-factor authentication for network end-point security.

More information is available at

About Network Products Guide Awards

Network Products Guide, published from the heart of Silicon Valley, is a leading provider of products, technologies and vendor related research and analysis. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the leader in digital security with pro forma 2007 annual revenues of over €1.6 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.

For more information please visit

Media contacts

Deb Montner
Montner & Associates