Gemalto Wins GSN Homeland Security Award in the US for Best Biometric Identification Device

Gemalto Wins GSN Homeland Security Award in the US for Best Biometric Identification Device

Coesys Mobile Enrollment Solution Recognized for Ease of Use and Robustness

Austin, TX – Nov 16, 2011–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces it has won a Government Security News (GSN) Homeland Security award for its Coesys Mobile Enrollment solution. The award, “Best Biometric Identification Device,” recognizes the all-in-one solution which features all biometric data capture and enrollment technology contained in a robust and easy-to-transport field case.

Coesys Enrollment & Issuance solutions combine the software, equipment and integration services for governments to securely capture biometric and biographical data, personalize and issue secure documents such as ePassports, health care and identity cards, as well as driver’s licenses. Coesys offers exclusive security and privacy enhancing features to allow safe and efficient enrollment for any identity management application.

“Gemalto is honored to be acknowledged by GSN for our advancements in personal identity verification, specifically with regard to biometrics and identity management solutions,” said Neville Pattinson, vice president of Government Affairs, Gemalto North America. “Coesys Mobile Enrollment Unit brings the highest levels of trust to identity projects in a portable, convenient package.”

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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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