Gemalto Wins 2012 Cloud Award for Security Innovation

Gemalto Wins 2012 Cloud Award for Security Innovation

Award recognizes Gemalto’s expertise in securing cloud computing for enterprise applications

Amsterdam, Feb 16, 2012–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces it won the Security Innovation award in the inaugural 2012 Cloud Awards program. Gemalto was recognized for its Protiva Strong Authentication Service, a robust strong authentication platform that enables secure access to cloud resources and applications. This service delivers a full suite of security features including access control, data encryption and versatile authentication making the transition to cloud computing simple and cost effective.

The annual cloud computing awards program, judged by a panel of industry experts and open internationally, celebrates industry leaders and pioneers in the field of cloud computing.

“We were swamped by almost 200 entries and the standard was remarkably high,” said Larry Johnson, Cloud Awards organizer. “Judging the submissions was a challenging task, and we are endorsing Gemalto as among the best of the best in its field. We’re seeing an increasing number of organizations leveraging cloud technologies to make their operations work harder and smarter, and we want to help ensure companies like Gemalto receive the recognition they deserve.”

“Gemalto is honored to have won this award, which acknowledges our dedication to provide secure access to cloud computing resources for enterprise applications,” answered François Lasnier, Senior Vice President of Online Authentication at Gemalto. “With Protiva, users are protected by two forms of identity verification to gain authorized access to the cloud. Protiva creates a mutual trust between the cloud provider and the customer, and clearly differentiates the cloud provider from competitors that do not offer this level of security and convenience.”

The Cloud Awards ( will re-open this fall with a fresh program seeking upcoming players in the field of cloud computing for 2013.

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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Gemalto Media Contacts

Peggy Edoire
Europe, Middle East & Africa
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Yvonne Lim
Asia Pacific
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Jessi Marshall
North America
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Latin America
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About the Cloud Awards

The Cloud Awards is a premier international cloud computing awards program which recognizes and honours industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in the field of cloud computing. The inaugural awards, launched in June 2011, opened to large, small, established and start-up organizations, to find and celebrate the pioneers that will shape the future of the industry as we move into 2012 and beyond. Finalists were selected by a panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards please visit

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Larry Johnson–2012 organizer