Gemalto Wins Global Product Excellence in Digital Security Award

Gemalto Wins Global Product Excellence in Digital Security Award

Customers name Protiva as most trusted digital security solution

Amsterdam, Netherlands and Arlington, VA, May 22, 2007–Gemalto (Euronext 0000400653 GTO), a world leader in digital security, today announced that Info Security Products Guide has named its Protiva™ solution the winner of the 2007 Global Product Excellence in Digital Security – Customer Trust Award. For this award, more than 18,000 end-users and prospective customers worldwide were invited to vote for the products that they trust the most when it comes to protecting their digital resources.

“This digital security award is a validation that our customers have the utmost faith in our ability to protect their digital identities and data,” said Ernie Berger, president, Gemalto North America.

Protiva is a revolutionary digital security solution for enterprises, healthcare and financial institutions. Components of the solution include a family of smart-card based user authentication devices, a browser plug-in, an authentication and customer care server and a self-service user care portal. Protiva’s family of portable and convenient network access devices protect against key logging, shoulder surfing and password cracking, and also help guard against phishing attacks when connected to the network. Organizations can deploy Protiva for secure user authentication and then evolve to more comprehensive identity protection and network security solutions without being forced to abandon infrastructure investments or change end-user devices.

“This customer trust honor is the greatest endorsement to the fact that Protiva is ahead of the curve when it comes to the best-of-the-best products that can provide the highest in digital security, and best meet customer security requirements,” said Rake Narang, managing editor of Info Security Products Guide, a Silicon Valley Communications publication and a leading source on security-related products and technologies.

The solution is listed on the Info Security Products guide Web site at: More information on Protiva can be found at

About Info Security Products Guide Awards

Info Security Products Guide, published by Silicon Valley Communications, plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. It is written expressly for those who are adamant on staying informed of security threats and the preventive measure they can take. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow’s technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit and stay secured.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is a leader in digital security with pro forma 2006 annual revenues of €1.7 billion, operations in about 100 countries and over 10,000 employees including 1,500 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 management of deployment 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. Gemalto was formed in June 2006 by the combination of Axalto and Gemplus.

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