Gemalto Wins Prestigious Industry Award for Government-Certified Secure Flash Drive

Gemalto Wins Prestigious Industry Award for Government-Certified Secure Flash Drive

AUSTIN, TX, June 1, 2010 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announced that its government-certified Smart Guardian (SG) FIPS, a smart card-based encrypted USB drive, received the Outstanding Innovation in Security Technology Award at the Smart Card Alliance 2010 Annual Conference in Arizona.

“To be the first recipient of the Innovation in Security Technology award from the Alliance is a great achievement for us, and a testament to the way Gemalto solves real world security challenges,” said Paul Beverly, president of Gemalto North America. “The SG FIPS provides protection of confidential data-at-rest for government employees that are increasingly working on laptops or other mobile devices, in the convenience of a zero-footprint USB removable media drive.”

The Smart Card Alliance also recognized several Gemalto executives for their contribution and achievements in Alliance projects and activities. Neville Pattinson, Vice President of Government Affairs, was recognized as a leading figure in the Alliance Identity Council; Michael Magrath, Director of Business Development for Government and Healthcare, was recognized as a top contributor to the Alliance Healthcare Council; and Jack Jania, Vice President, Secure Transactions, was recognized for his work in the Alliance Contactless and Mobile Payments Council.

“Our active participation in the Smart Card Alliance is extremely important to us, as it gives us the opportunity to share our experience and collaborate with members of the North American smart card industry on projects that educate these markets and bring tangible benefit to everyone–the providers, issuers, and end users of the technology,” added Beverly.

About the SG FIPS

The SG FIPS is a smart card-based encrypted USB drive that has FIPS 140-2 level 3 certification, and meets the U.S. military 810-F environmental standard. It provides data-at-rest protection for all government data on the device without impacting user productivity. Agencies have the option to strongly bind the SG FIPS to their employees government issued Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credential, granting access to the protected storage based upon a successful PIV authentication.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10 thousand employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 41 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work – anytime, anywhere – has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity protection. To complete the solution we also provide software, systems and services to help our 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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